Monday, September 12

Underground Tehran: Techno & Experimental Electronic Music In Iran

"Nurture may not be one of the first things that come to mind when listening to something like Sote's Hardcore Sounds From Tehran. It's something perhaps more often associated with warmth and patience, rather than crushing, noisy techno. Yet it's Ata Ebtekar who first talks about nurture to me, as it plays a large part of the release, and his practice to boot. The whoppingly heavy record is comprised of recordings from six of Sote's performances in Tehran in the past two years - a country whose strict cultural regulations have been a major obstacle for artists for over the past four decades. ..."
The Quietus (Video)
Facebook: Experimental Electronic Music Scene of Iran (Video)
Watch a trailer for Raving Iran, a documentary on Tehran’s underground techno scene (Video)