Idlefon is Hesam Ohadi, a computer musician and sound artist based in Tehran, Iran. He gravitated toward creating electronic music in 2006 after experimenting with various styles of rock and metal music as a drummer. Hesam created a soundtrack for Arash Radkia’s animated short film ‘The Radiologist’s Room‘ in 2009 and released a track on ‘Ear 5‘, a compilation CD on Mahriz Records. The connection with Mahriz Records led to a split album in 2010 titled ‘Spotty Surfaces‘ which featured fellow electronic musicians Siavash Amini and Nima Pourkarimi aka Umchunga. In addition to his solo project Idlefon, Hesam is also a member of the post-rock/ electronica band Photomat.
Idlefon‘s music is mainly associated with the broad spectrum of IDM, ambient, and glitch styles. Inspired by the international experimental electronic music scene, Idlefon tends to make music which is relevant and in harmony with the urban life in his hometown of Tehran. In 2014, Idlefon found his way to Tympanik’s doorstep to present his debut full-length album ‘Intensive Collectivity Known As City‘. A haunting yet beautiful collection of soundscapes and ambiance, this collection of sounds ebb and flow like a gentle tide, calibrating the subconscious and aligning the soul. Complex and intricate beats blend with ambient textural sounds, signed by distant voices and enticing melodies to create a wondrous world where responsibilities are disregarded and time is infinite.
Idlefon‘s debut album ‘Intensive Collectivity Known As City‘ is available now on compact disc and digital formats. ORDER HERE. Tracklisting: 01. Kuchinawa 02. Where Voices Vanish 03. FairLight 04. Reminiscence 5. In The Sea 06. Intensive Collectivity 07. Ikigami 08. Benight 09. Of Rust 10. Pretend It’s Spring (with Siavash Amini) 11. Pickers Of Empty Cocoons (with Nima Pourkarimi)
Idelfon now presents his latest works as a digital EP titled ‘Submarine‘. Continuing his infectious style of producing lush atmospheres and haunting melodies, marked by melancholic beats and wondrous soundscapes, ‘Submarine’ floats effortlessly from one song to the next, offering a welcomed escape from the chaos of this world. Tracklisting: 1. Make It Rain 2. Absorbed 3. Sinking 4. Conflict 5. Homecoming (with Kamyar Behbahani)
- Submarine [Digital, EP - Tympanik Audio 2015]
- Intensive Collectivity Known As City [CD, Album - Tympanik Audio 2014]