Grammy-winning Opium Moon is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration seemingly destined to take shape. Its participants come from all over the globe, a veritable world music superstar team. The four principals, hailing from Iran, Israel, Canada and the U.S., cohere as a single entity with a fused musical soul.
Sensuous and hypnotic, elegant yet deeply emotional, the cinematic soundscapes of Opium Moon evoke the mysteries of ancient worlds while remaining thoroughly contemporary.
“Opium Moon is everything each of us exemplifies in this music,” Haydn says. “The freedom, the give-and-take, the respect, the deference, the harmony, the joy, sometimes even the cacophony. We all bring our personal strengths to this music. We reinvent ourselves every time we play it. The whole is just so much more than the sum of the parts. We share the credit. It’s a communal enterprise, a family affair. We celebrate the fact it doesn’t have a traditional song structure. The record is unpredictable; it goes to places none of us could have imagined, borne of our willingness to channel and be led by our collective muse, while not suffering the tyranny of song.”