Anthology of contemporary music from Middle East

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Oct 20, 2019
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Following the “Anthology of contemporary music from the African continent”, this new collection released by Unexplained Sounds Group focuses on experimental and alternative music from the Middle East. The compilation aims to draw a picture of the current experimental music in different territories which are not always mapped by mainstream culture operators.

The compilation opens with Feryal, one of the two compositions by Ahmed Saleh, a track that sets the clock for the music that is up to follow. With a slow paced beat the sound is reflected into the realms of minimal techno. The second track of Saleh, Khitam, is a fully-emerged soundscape with a mellow piano and synth excursions that slowly builds a field-recorded atmosphere of birds chirping until a certain point when it fully engages into a synth-only landscape.

The journey into the Contemporary Music from the Middle East continues with Asir-e Jangi, a pure bliss for the trained ears of a noise consumer. The song plays with a broken beat coming from some ethnic percussions elements which evolves into a sonic mayhem of experimentation. The track is hypnotic as hell. 

Descendence, sets the next phase for bass-lines experiments with a frantic beat layered down on synth environments. The bass plays a lot in this track and it conquers everything by the end.

Bir, by Cenk Ergun, is in an ovalesque state of mind, skipping beats every few seconds and building a glitchy atmosphere, sometimes noisy but always playful. The last 15 seconds are a perfect mix of clicks'n'hisses.

Parallels, by Guy Gelem, the 9'th track, is purely made out of traditional elements, while the next one, "The dark that matters", is entirely electronic, with a synthetic beat added to synths that play with each other through delays and variations. 

The last song included in this anthology is a perfect ending for the whole compilation of artists from the Middle East. "Amsterdam", by Cenk Ergun, is basically a noise composition which plays a lot with unpredictable melodies, ranging from lo-fi sounds to high-pitched tempos, which all resonate like a conclusion of all tracks heard here.

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