Ilyas Ahmed Joins Mute Song

Mute Song is delighted to announce the signing of the musician and artist Ilyas Ahmed.

For over a decade Ilyas Ahmed has been releasing records of spectral dream folk to great acclaim.

Based in Portland, OR, he blurs folk, drone, raga and rock realms into a sound that is uniquely his own, existing at the nexus of ambient and classic singer/songwriter gestures. In his music the acoustic guitar is both the main protagonist and also centre of mass for a blurred soundscape of wordless vocals, piano, eerie drones and sparse percussion.

In addition to his prolific solo output, Ilyas has collaborated with Liz Harris (Grouper) and the band Golden Retriever under the moniker Dreamboat.