Siavash Amini – A Trail if Laughters (Room40, CD/digital)

For almost a decade now, Siavash Amini has been hyperactive. A Trail of Laughters is his 16th album. While the Tehran-based sound artist often seeks collaborations with others, on these four tracks he presents himself as a solo artist who wants to break out of the twelve-tone system of Western music with electronic means. He succeeds in this in a phenomenal way: Amini constructs slowly unfolding dynamics from powerful sounds—a literally unheard-of form of music that comes alive through sonic intensity.