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Visions of Darkness (2CD edition)

by Various Artists

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Gwynplaine de Pétroleuse
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Gwynplaine de Pétroleuse This complition of Iranian artists is absolutely mindblowing. So many styles of Experimental Ambient and Electronic compositions. Each artist on the release molds their own uniqueness into their track. Overall, Visions of Darkness is a must have for any avant-garde music fan. Favorite track: DSM - Nowruz.
Akira Yoshikawa
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Akira Yoshikawa Does what all great ambient album does; creating a soundscape that takes the listeners' mind to through a sonic journey.
cdrk_syrphe
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cdrk_syrphe Great dark ambient, ambient, drone compilation that shows how interesting and diverse the Iranian scene has become in the past decade, highly, highly recommended !
Hard to select which one is my favourite track but the musicality and atmosphere of Mehdi Behbudi & Vahide Sistaani's song touches me a lot - even though I must tell I unfortunately don't understand the lyrics. Favorite track: Mehdi Behbudi & Vahide Sistaani - Tehran Moonlight.
TWM71
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TWM71 This is good to smoke to, work to, read to, and when just loud enough, drive to. It’s unlike most anything else in my collection; like colorful fragments of alien artifacts and other curiosities on a dark shelf that interact upon touch. It’s haunting, and it’s beautiful. Two thumbs up and the finger.
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The simurgh is depicted in Iranian art as a winged creature in the shape of a bird, gigantic enough to carry off an elephant or a whale. It appears as a peacock with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion, sometimes however, also with a human face. Iranian legends consider the bird so old that it had seen the destruction of the world three times over. The simurgh learned so much by living so long that it is thought to possess the knowledge of all the ages. We hope this mythological benevolent creature could be a hope and a a guide in our dark times.

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released May 5, 2017

REVIEWS

Concrete Web
www.concreteweb.be/reviews/various-artists-visions-darkness

Heathen Harvest
heathenharvest.org/2018/03/06/visions-darkness-iranian-contemporary-music-persias-post-apocalyptic-present/

Archaic Triad
archaictriad.com/2017/05/05/va-visions-of-darkness-in-iranian-contemporary-music/

Terra Relicta
terrarelicta.com/index.php/news/7665-unexplained-sounds-group-releases-compilation-featuring-iranian-dark-experimental-underground-artists

Ondarock
www.ondarock.it/recensioni/2017-aavv-visionsofdarknessiniraniancontemporarymusic.htm

Resounding Footsteps
resoundingfootsteps.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/visions-of-darkness/

Laxroixx
lacroixx.com/a-step-inside-iranian-contemporary-experimental-music/

Massimo Ricci - Touching Extremes
touchingextremes.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/various-artists-visions-of-darkness-in-iranian-contemporary-music/

The Big Takeover
bigtakeover.com/recordings/various-visions-of-darkness-in-iranian-contemporary-music-2xcd-cold-spring

Avant Music News
avantmusicnews.com/2017/10/02/amn-reviews-various-artists-visions-of-darkness-in-iranian-contemporary-music-2017-cold-spring-records/

Side-Line
www.side-line.com/va-visions-of-darkness-in-iranian-contemporary-music-digital-album-unexplained-sounds-group/

OBSKURE
www.obskuremag.net/chroniques/va-visions-of-darkness-in-iranian-contemporary-music/

Distorsioni
www.distorsioni.net/canali/dischi/visions-of-darkness-in-iranian-contemporary-music

Musique Machine
www.musiquemachine.com/reviews/reviews_template.php?id=6581


Edited by © Unexplained Sounds Group.
Curated by Raffaele Pezzella (Sonologyst)
and Morego Dimmer (aka Mohamad Reza G.).
Cover artwork editing by Raffaele Pezzella and Morego Dimmer.
CD production in collaboration with Cold Spring Records.

Special thanks for the precious help to Morego Dimmer and all Iranian friends who, once more, believed into Unexplained Sounds for making their art better known around the world.
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Global Network of Aural Disorientation curated by Raffaele Pezzella to investigate the experimental worldwide music scene.

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