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Jun 25

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indiegalaxy10 -
In the last decades, many fascinating Iranian composers have been representing, with remarkable abilities, the modern traditions of Persian classical music such as: Salar Aghili, Kayhan Kalhor, Peyman Yazdanian, Hossein Alizadeh, Alireza Ghorbani, Negin Zomorodi, Dastan Ensemble, Alireza Mortazavi, Ahmadreza Nouri, Golfam Khayam or Mona Matbou Riahi (whose releases are usually distributed by Hermes Records, a ECM-inspired label that has many worthy gems ranging from Jazz to Classical or a ... read more
indiegalaxy10 -
An interesting collaboration between Acid Mothers Temple members, French composer Richard Pinhas, and members of Peru's The Mad's and El Polen, creating an improvised psychedelic world with tinges of Andean folk and noise space rock.
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A complex collection of sound poetry/collage, field recordings, compositions playing with language, noise, breath, and sound, which create an unnerving experience once its context is understood.

Through these tools, Peruvian artist and composer, Sergio Zevallos, uses a form of political sound fragmentation as a confronting response to his country's violence, racial and sexual discrimination, and nationalism.

I recommend you to read the text in the link below, in which Zevallos himself ... read more
indiegalaxy10 -
Honoring its name, British violist performs a microtonal piece on a hundred layers of strings, creating a hypnotic polyphonic composition reminiscent of insects.
indiegalaxy10 -
14th-century bishop Ledrede was a controversial figure who accused Alice Kyteler of witchcraft and listed nightmarish charges against her, which ended up in the burning of her servant Petronilla de Meath, making her the first person burned at the stake. Ledrede, despite his deeds, also wrote beautiful poetry which was collected in the medieval manuscript, The Red Book of Ossory.

With this alluring background, the innovative Irish ensemble Anakronos (which features the voice of Catriona ... read more


Jul 9, 2021
Hey Mr. Owlman! :) I was wondering, what are your favorite graphic novels? I love visual storytelling, and I've been wanting to check out more graphic novels. Also, I just want to say that you're super fuckin cool and you have a really interesting taste in media. With love, from TheTourist90
Jun 26, 2021
I especially enjoyed works by František Vláčil, Alexander Sokurov and Bi Gan but movie that really stood out to me was "Tokyo Story" Directed by Yasujirō Ozu, and as I said, your selection was great and there was no movie that I did not enjoy. :-)
Jun 23, 2021
hey, I just wanted to thank you for the great reccomendations, I truly enjoyed your selection, although I have found it difficult to find some of the movies, is there any site/service that you frequently use?
May 13, 2021
…Y debo decir que el tiempo que he invertido en ello me ha resultado muy provechoso y me ha ayudado a recobrar mucho de mi interés en la musica luego de haberme estancado por un tiempo con lo que escuchaba, escuchar un buen album se siente mil veces mejor cuando llegas a el por tu exploración y curiosidad

De nuevo gracias por tomarte el tiempo de responderme y matar mi curiosidad, ten buen día :)
May 13, 2021
Wow, primero que todo gracias por responder!, segundo pues debo decir que me gusta mucho esa forma de la que ves la musica, me llego en especial todo lo que mencionaste sobre como buscas que lo que escuchas te de otras perspectivas, como un vistazo a la historia del pais por ejemplo, porque aunque mi forma de escuchar musica difiera algo de la tuya si comparto ese encanto por ver la musica mas alla de lo que esta sonando y que esta me haga conectar con la historia y con una cultura que no conozco, despues de todo la musica tal y como la conocemos hoy dia no se ha desarrollado en una caja aislada, si no que ha sido influenciada por muchos eventos en la historia, de ser diferente la historia probablemente la musica hubiera ido por otra ruta, es algo increible de pensar de verdad.

En cuanto a tu consejo final lo tendre muy en cuenta!, ultimamente no he tenido tanto tiempo como me gustaria para escuchar musica pero el poco que tengo lo he invertido en salir de mi zona de comfort...
May 11, 2021
No es por parecer lamebotas ni nada pero realmente tienes uno de los perfiles mas fascinantes de todo el sitio, ver tus calificaciones es casi como abrir un libro de historia. Si no es mucha molestia ¿podria preguntarte de donde viene ese gusto y como te introduciste en ese mundillo de la musica clasica?
May 4, 2021
Thank you so much! both for the recommendations and kind words :-) I will definitely check out those directors that I didn't know before!
May 2, 2021
Hello, I in the past few years I have developed a great interest in cinema and having especially enjoyed some of Andrei Tarkovsky's work I just wanted to ask whether you have any recommendations similar in style to movies like "Andrei Rublev" or "Stalker", I will gladly accept any. Also, love your profile here on AOTY, thank you for all the contributions :-)
Feb 22, 2021
Thank you very much for recommendations. I really appreciate that you took your time :)
It will take me some time to listen to all, but i will let you know what suited me the most.
Feb 22, 2021
As I am planning on making a list from AOTY users, I would like to ask this question: What is an album that you and your parents like? Please elaborate if you'd like :)


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