A cliche-breaking compilation of recent work in a Turkish vein – either tracks recorded from current underground artists working in Turkey, or other global music
ians who either have Turkish roots, or strong Turkish inspiration! And although the music
is from a wide variety of sources, there's a really unified feel to the set – thanks to an electronic updating of arabesk modes first explored by Turkish music
ians at the end of the 60s – taken here from it's mostly guitar-based styles into grooves that are more downtempo and cross-cultural. There's a distinct influence here from the recent Vienna scene – possibly no surprise, given that city
's relation to the old Ottoman empire – and titles include "La Mirage" by The Night Session, "Mancis" by Baba Cay, "Just You & I" by Dzihan & Kamien, "Kisaltmalar" by Baba Zula, "Reggae Turca Tone" by Ayhan Sicimoglu, "Ehmedo" by Orient Expressions, "Cifetelli" by Cay Taylan, "Omur Sayaci" by Replikas, "Ska Ka Bop" by Brooklyn Funk Essentials with Laco Tayfa, "Gul Yuzlerlin Sevkine Gel" by Taner Demiralp, and "Butun Kizlar Toplandik" by Nil Karabrahimgil. And as usual for these Trikont titles, the whole thing's packed with a great booklet with really detailed information on the music
– including track by track notes in German and English!