Album Stream: Mavara – ‘Consciousness’


Dubbed “Iran’s first premier progressive rock band”, Mavara’s name derives from the translation “beyond everything you think.” Formed in 2001, Mavara developed a strong following in Iran, recording a Persian-language album in 2003, and eventually releasing an English language album – Forgotten Inside – in 2009. They followed it up with their third album, Season of Salvation, in 2013, which they toured for in the United States. Now, the group just recently released their fourth, Consciousness, pursuing a concept throughout the ten tracks that “takes listeners on a journey from an ancient war in Iran in 636 Gregory calendar into the future of human beings,” with a thematic focus on reincarnation of a soul in different bodies.

The entirety of the album can be streamed below, with influences like Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd arising in their richly constructed, lengthy tracks with deep lyrical meaning and a jam-friendly aesthetic:

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