Album artwork for Sounds From the Iranian Ultraverse

Sounds From the Iranian Ultraverse Various Artists

Release date: March 25, 2022
Cat No: SHAY004 D
Barcode: 4250101443206
Digital Album
Enter the ultraverse. The ultraverse is the dimension that you can access when you really want to. A shared universe that provides a cornucopia of delights. Shaytoon is proud to present a collection of music gathered from Iranian artists from all corners of the ultraverse.

Aria Rostami kicks off the compilation with "Birth in the Garden Triptych", meshing cinematic undertones with a sense of urgency with beautiful and mysterious pads drenching the listener in allure. Unique and enigmatic duo Saint Abdullah provide a earth-shattering track with "Lustre Ware", a freaky number falling somewhere between 90s east coast hip-hop and muslimgauze (except actually produced by middle easterns). Voiski takes us on a futurist technoid journey, drexciyan-esque elements and ethereal pads make you forget all your problems and then ricochet back into pure hypnosis.

Label boss Sepehr takes the torch with "Diaspora Simulacra", a hyperreal image of his sonic mind ebbing and flowing between psychedelic drum shuffles and primal chants, perfect for a romantic evening with the void. Pupils may dilate after listening. London-via-Iran artist Kasra V takes a 90's styled approach reminscent of Prodigy with "Thousand Year Dream", expertly placing samples that play with each other in a harmonius yet jacking fashion.

Next up, goddess Paramida serves up a dreamy and timeless slice of champagne house music with "Konbanwa (Ibiza Mix). A tune that you could equally hear as an uplifting soul churner in Panorama bar or taking a stroll through candy cotton fields right at dawn. LA based artist Maral supplies us with "Lorestan Reggae", deftly utilizing Farsi vocals and grungy drum and guitar textures to create an epic punk rock soundscape that sounds like it was recorded right before an apocalypse!

Iran based Milad Ahmadi delivers an enchanting, low slung roller with a high octane edge. Also hailing from the motherland, Temp Illusion take us on a biomechanical rollercoaster, evoking cyborg utopias where artificial intelligence is geared directly toward hedonism. To close things out, XEEN brings us peaceful yet inquisitive tones to guide the ship back to the ultraverse.

Shaytoon is allied with our Afghan family who is currently violently being starved to death due to US imperialism. A portion of proceeds will go to Wellness Worldwide, a volunteer-based NGO providing healthcare & social support to vulnerable populations in Afghanistan.

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