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Studio album by Leila Bela
2001 – 2002
Ellahy Amen Records
Angra Manyu is the debut concept album from avant-garde musician Leila Bela. The album is a completion of different sounds and noises Bela recorded in her apartment with a recorder. The album consists of 65 tracks.
About the album
In 2002, Bela recorded and produced her debut album Angra Manyu, which has 65 tracks and that Bela dubs as a strange fairytale concept album. The album is named after ‘Angra Mainyu’, the Avestan language name of Zoroastrianism’s Satan. The 44th track, titled Ahriman (The Liar), reflects the Zoroastrian opposition between asha (“Truth”) and druj (“Lie”). ‘Ahriman’ is a contraction of ‘Angra Mainyu’ and druj is the “realm” of Ahriman.
The album consists of many tracks with Bela breathing and different sounds which Bela recorded in her apartment on a small recorder that used computer disks to save files.
On the album, Bela used mostly just vocals in many languages to create over 30 all vocal tracks. Then she began using various objects found around her apartment as musical instruments, inc