Tafrigh is out now

Tafrigh cover photo by Hamid Shavarean

We are honoured to announce that Tafrigh digital album is released! This double album represents Vaak Records’ and Otagh Band’s first project involving one of the most important and influential genres of contemporary Iranian popular music: Persian Rap.

Tafrigh is an experimental album in two volumes: one by the band Otagh and the other by Iranian rapper Safir in collaboration with Otagh. The tracks on each volume are similar but with key differences and additions.

By listening to both volumes of Tafrigh, the audience is confronted with two narratives of the same story. The absence of rap in the first narrative encourages the mind of the listener to meander and build a unique interpretation of the story. This idea echos the meaning of the album’s title, because tafrigh means “subtraction”.

Tafirgh is available on all major streaming platforms.