Anthology Of Persian Experimental Music

by Various Artists

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After more than three years, the Unexplained Sounds Group releases a CD version of the previously only digital “Persian experimental underground survey”, one of the most recognized anthologies focusing on experimental and alternative music from Iran. It includes 4 digital bonus tracks, a new cover artwork and was re-mastered for the cd version. Initially, the compilation was released under the banner “Iranian” experimental music survey, but due to political issues with Iran it was put into the black list, so we had to change the title to avoid being blocked on various digital platforms. We want to thank Mohamad Reza a lot for his help in discovering the stunning experimental music scene in Tehran. This work is dedicated to the memory of Elias Leon Vivas, brilliant music critic and dear friend.

Raffaele Pezzella

Music is imprinted into Persian culture pre-dating Islam by more than 1400 years. By the time of its arrival in Iran in the 7th century, Persians had already developed the core of the theoretical framework of music of Middle Eastern origin still valid to this day. The 12th Century represented a point of departure as Sufism penetrated Persian culture and poetry became intertwined with music. By surveying avant-garde music in Iran, Unexplained Sounds Group has made their first incursion outside “western culture” into a highly fertile ground. Not surprisingly, this journey has been handsomely rewarded. The sample consists of high quality tracks where we found a wide range of unique voices and compositional styles resulting in a mature body of work. Upon listening to these remarkable artists you are left wondering if there is a better cultural fit than Iran for experimental music to develop outside the west.

Elias Vivas

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released November 30, 2019

REVIEWS

Densidad 20.25
www.densidad2025.com/resena/anthology-of-persian-experimental-music-english-version

Head-Banger Reviews
headbangerreviews.wordpress.com/2019/12/06/unexplained-sounds-group-anthology-of-persian-experimental-music/

Side-Line magazine review at: www.side-line.com/va-iran-experimental-underground-016-survey-digital-album-unexplained-sounds-group/

Review by Mark Barton: marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/iran-experimental-underground-survey/


Edited by ©Unexplained Sounds Group
Curated and mastered by Raffaele Pezzella (Sonologyst)
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Consultant: Mohamad Reza
Video: Farès Maroun
Design: Francesco Di Stasio
©2016. All rights reserved
©2019 new edition (includes 4 bonus digital tracks)

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Unexplained Sounds Group is a platform run by Sonologyst (Raffaele Pezzella) to investigate the experimental worldwide music scene.

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