Visions Of Darkness (In Iranian Contemporary Music)

Various Artists

2xCD Jewel-Box (CSR242CD) - COLD SPRING

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.

Tracklist:
Vision One
1-1 Saint Abdullah - Unforgotten Promises 3:10
1-2 Xerxes The Dark - Longing To Return 6:03
1-3 S.S.M.P - The Blue Chasm 5:55
1-4 ALPHAXONE - A Dystopia 4:32
1-5 Limen - Wherefore The Worm Universe 9:07
1-6 Ali Phi - Condition.III 2:58
1-7 Reza Solatipour - Surviving The Darkness 5:07
1-8 Nojan - Revolution 6:28
1-9 Hossein RangChi - Mute 12:58
1-10 Narcissa Kasraï - Articulation 5:29
1-11 Rhonchus - Graph 7:25

Vision Two
2-1 DSM - Nowruz 4:14
2-2 idft - DT 5:37
2-3 Nyctalllz - Daeva 5:40
2-4 PooYar - Buried Alive 5:42
2-5 Anunnaki Signal - Father 5:25
2-6 Soheil Soheili - Labrotary 5:39
2-7 XSIX - Lost 7:02
2-8 Crows In The Rain - … (For A Film) 2:46
2-9 Downtown Of HongKong - Downtown Valley 13:53
2-10 Mehdi Behbudi & Vahide Sistaani - Tehran Moonlight 16:35

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