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by 9T Antiope

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David Smith I did not find this the easiest or most immediate album to get into on first listen, but on repeated listens it is really growing on me. Moody Iranian experimental ambient with scraping/droning strings, field recordings, noise, hypnotic folky vocals, and a slightly chaotic, dislocated vibe all of its own. Unusual, haunting, and recommended if you have time to dig past the surface. Very rewarding. Favorite track: Anaphase.
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Phoebean Although it's not an album for everyone, 9T Antiope creates a listening experience that is somber and evocative. Brilliantly laid out soundscapes that is well worth the listen. Favorite track: Telophase.
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Prophase 07:30
Metaphase 09:21
Anaphase 08:00
Telophase 10:06



Date : 03.03.17
Map Point : eilean 98
Color : white/grey
Season : winter
Duration : 34.56 mn
Edition : limited to 150 copies


The 9T Antiope duo band founded in 2014, consists of Iranian musicians Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo. The main focus of the band is on experimental music, using layers of acoustic instruments, electronics and combining them with vocals and lyrics, in order to narrate tiny bits or huge landscapes of the chaotic worlds they vision, along with their inhabitants.

Isthmus is their second LP.



VIDEO : www.vimeo.com/204587476



released March 3, 2017

Composer: Nima Aghiani
Vocals & Lyrics: Sara Bigdeli Shamloo
Field Recordings (Tehran, Iran): Siavash Amini
Field Recordings (Iran / France): 9T Antiope

Artwork by Jonathan Smith
Mastered by Lawrence English
Inside Photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Rémi Verdier



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the label is based on a map with 100 points. each point is associated to a number. each number to a release.
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