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Glitterbeat Records

Altın Gun ‎– Gece

$48.00

Glitterbeat Records

Altın Gun ‎– Gece

$48.00

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While most of the material here has been a familiar part of Turkish life for many years - some of it associated with the late national icon Neşet Ertaş – it’s definitely never been heard like this before. This music is electric Turkish history, shot through with a heady buzz of 21st century intensity.

Pumping, flowing, a new and leading voice in the emergent global psych scene.

“We do have a weak spot for the music of the late ‘60s and ‘70s,” Verhulst admits. “With all the instruments and effects that arrived then, it was an exciting time. Everything was new, and it still feels fresh. We’re not trying to copy it, but these are the sounds we like and we’re trying to make them our own.”

And what they create really is theirs. Altın Gün radically reimagine an entire tradition. The electric saz (a three-string Turkish lute) and voice of Erdinç Ecevit (who has Turkish roots) is urgent and immediately distinctive, while keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion power the surging rhythms and Merve Daşdemir (born and raised in Istanbul) sings with the mesmerizing power of a young Grace Slick. This isn’t music that seduces the listener: it demands attention. - Bandcamp

Label: ATO Records ‎– ATO0490

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Country: US

Released: 26 Apr 2019

Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country

Style: Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Funk, Disco