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V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) (COMPILATIONS) - Visions of Darkness II ( (In Iranian Contemporary Music )

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cold Spring CSR316CD / Unexplained Sounds Group USG079C
Release Year: 2022
Note: second part in the successful compilation series of Iranian underground / electronic music => at the point where the traditional cultural expressions and new electronic music genres (especially drone and exp. ambient) meet, something fascinating arises... - some artist of Vol. I are present again (like the excellent XERXES IN THE DARK), but also many new names appear... highly recommended, so much to discover!!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €17.50

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When the anthology "Visions Of Darkness (In Iranian Contemporary Music)" was released in 2017 (co-published in collaboration between Cold Spring and Unexplained Sounds Group), it was immediately clear that the Iranian music scene was not just promising, but already a rich chest of treasures. Years later we have further confirmation of the creative excellence and variety of musical languages that flourished in the Persian land.

In spite of the title, this second volume of the legendary anthology also gives us a broad picture of the musical experience of the Iranian underground that is not limited to the dark ambient, but explores sonic territories that reach concrete music, electroacoustic experimentation and sonic abstractionism. Persia, the cradle of a millenary culture, is teeming with young talents who continue their musical research with enthusiasm, pride and self-denial in the territories of drone music, as in electronic experimentalism and in the contamination of genres.

To some familiar names already present in volume I (Xerxes The Dark, IDFT, Reza Solatipour, etc ..), new discoveries are added that contribute to making the journey through the new Persian music exciting to the point that we can no longer speak of an emerging scene, but of a consolidated musical reality akin to others in the West.

Presented in a double digipak.