Various Artists – Visions Of Darkness (In Iranian Contemporary Music) (2CD)


Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Label: Cold Spring Records

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A gathering of majestic, heavy, dark ambient, ritual, drone, and noise music from Iran. Highly original and monolithic, with stunning production, Visions Of Darkness stands shoulder to shoulder with the giants of the dark ambient scene. In a country where youth culture has been heavily restricted for so long, it’s significant when a cultural form such as this has an opportunity to reach a wider audience — aided by the abstract nature of dark ambient, drone, and noise. In comparison, the dance music scene has a harder time taking root in Iran due to the illegality of men and women dancing in public together. However, the growth of the experimental electronic scene is going to be about more than a mere novelty reaction to a political paradigm shift. The darkness here is a consequence of the mood of the artists — darker after the country was put on a black list and more restrictions were applied to many things, including monetary transactions to and from Iran. As a consequence, Iranian artists have a great difficulty getting the resources to better develop their projects. Despite this, the enthusiasm and will for Iranian musicians to promote their music shines through. Edited by Unexplained Sounds Group; Curated by Ra64256;aele Pezzella (Sonologyst) and Morego Dimmer (aka Mohamadreza G). Features: Saint Abdullah, Xerxes The Dark, S.S.M.P, Alphaxone, Limen, Ali Phi, Reza Solatipour, Nojan, Hossein RangChi, Narcissa Kasra239;, Rhonchus, DSM184; idft, Nyctalllz, Poo Yar, Anunnaki Signal, Soheil Soheili, XSIX, Crows In The Rain, Downtown Of Hong Kong, and Mehdi Behbudi & Vahide Sistaani.


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