hi, my name is cyrus! i'm a musician and audio specialist.
my last name is pronounced gair-uh-maw-knee.

i am sometimes credited as KING CYRUS KING.

i have contributed original music and sound mixes to
several programs on cartoon network & comedy central,
including
KROLL SHOW and THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW!

i'm currently scoring music for the upcoming series
ANOTHER PERIOD.

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<--------- stream / download the HOT KARATE albums here!
that's my band! i scream like a banshee and play
flashy guitar solos (on a bass!)

"I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. For every Zeppelinesque riff flirtation there was a trap door waiting to take the listener to another place entirely. And that voice..."

[ craveonline ]

"Dirty & unpredictable. The kind of stuff music fans say is dead."
[ musicinpress ]


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"Cyrus Ghahremani. That dude’s a fucking genius. It’s really incredible when you look at what he was able to do. This album would be a complete disaster if he wasn’t at the helm."
[ joe mande for splitsider ]

"Cyrus is really brilliant about how he can put together a whole soundscape very fast."
[ brett gelman in paste magazine ]

"He's a genius. I'm a fan of Cyrus and I'm a fan of Hot Karate and he can just do anything. More than one comment regarding the bass playing on "Abracadabralifornia" has said, literally 'I feel bad for Flea because he has to play these dope bass lines over shitty lyrics.' So, basically, Cyrus plays bass so well that people think he is Flea."
[ jon daly in village voice ]

"Producer Cyrus Ghahremani takes the podcast to the next audio level." [ nerdist ]

"Cyrus Ghahremani, who fronts L.A. rock band Hot Karate and composes music for Adult Swim shows and the Earwolf podcast network, made Internet magic."
[ rolling stone ]

Reviewing my Red Hot Chili Peppers parody: "The song is classic Peppers, so much so, it almost sounds like a parody."
[ yahoo ]

"Brilliantly subtle ... an exceptional Internet jokester."

[ time ]

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i have performed at SXSW, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA, Sasquatch, FYF, SF Outside Lands, The Troubadour, The Fonda Theatre, Sled Island, Whiskey a Go Go, Viper Room, Largo at the Coronet, and everywhere else as well.

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i composed the music for brett gelman's unbelievable Adult Swim special, dinner with family with brett gelman and brett gelman's family. last year i did the music for its predecessor. we have performed live at festivals all over the continent.

jon daly and i made a red hot chili peppers parody that was completely believed to be real, got millions of plays & was reported as authentic by a number of news outlets. it was even on the radio (kroq & howard stern). you can read rolling stone's interview with me about it here.

i'm working with MAN MAN frontman Honus Honus on his solo record! co-writing and producing and playing a bunch of stuff on it. it is really good. we also recently released some music together as EEL BROS, specifically these Danzig and Nerves covers on 7" white vinyl!

i recently wrote and recorded theme music for comedy central's kurt braunohler pilot. i love kurt & had previously produced his radiolab parody for nerdist.

i wrote the theme song for the fine bros REACT videos, which continue to get millions of subscribers and views.

i made a fake, horrible video of dave mustaine's already terrible symphony performance and thousands of people believed it.

the latest HOT KARATE record FINGER FOOD continues to get great reviews, and we are preparing to release a white 7" single of our newest material!

i'm also producing an 80's sounding hip hop album for
Vice Magazine with my main man Brett Gelman.

i also recently produced albums for joe mande, karen kilgariff, andy peters, and the apple sisters.

i've also been working with talented people like ron funches, eddie pepitone, paul scheer, rob huebel, jake weisman, matt braunger, and neil hamburger on a number of silly projects.

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"GELMANIA" is the collaboration between myself and actor/comedian Brett Gelman. it has been lauded as an exceptionally bizarre and well-produced project.

"The oddest performance I can remember seeing
in the past three years of covering SXSW."

[ laughspin ]

"Haphazard creative exploit and hilarious for all the risk taking."
[ ploplist ]

"Displayed a perspective completely unlike any other podcast.
Gelmania is dark and absurdly vulgar."

[ splitsider ]

"The best comedy podcast on earth. Raises the bar, taking
the sonic possibilities of digital audio further than others."

[ tps ]

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i composed the theme to my buddy Jon Daly's podcast. on "Building the Track", we write & record songs under a 20 minute time limit with some special guests including Brendon Small, Steve Agee, Howard Kremer, Har Mar Superstar and more. also #230PST

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i don't usually work with bands anymore, but i have produced recordings for Ghostlight Orchestra, Bulletins, the Paper Thins, Yo La Tengo, Matthew Sweet, and The Bangles

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contact me - i want to hear about your projects too! regardless of your media needs, i'm your guy!

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