#iranfrom VA. - Visions of Darkness... in Iranian Contemporary Music
A great dark ambient, ambient, drone compilation that shows how interesting and diverse the Iranian scene has become in the past decade, highly, highly recommended.
The music on Visions of Darkness shows a thriving community of explorers and risk-takers, both sonically and physically speaking. Though all the artists are unknown in the Western world, each possesses a love and excitement for their craft through a myriad of tones, textures and emotions. Various modes of experimentalism receive representation, from overdriven static to dark ambiance to found sound tapestries, and on to ominous synth drones and alien lounge music that actually contains a beat. It’s like the topography of the country – its mountains, deserts, valleys and riverbeds – set to music in the shadows of moonlight. — bigtakeover.com
from the album Visions of Darkness (2CD edition)