ErkinKoray 2 ... LP Dogon/Survival Research (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Excellent mid 70s work from one of the hippest dudes in Turkey – guitarist Erik Koray, a player who had a wonderful talent for mixing together a range of cross-cultural influences! The style here is a lot more sophisticated than that of Koray's first album – in a mode that shakes off some of the simpler beat group influences, and goes for a more expansive approach that blends Turkish musical modes with lots of rhythmic elements, psychedelic production, and some extra-nice guitar. Many tracks have vocals – all echoey and dark, sliding into the mix very nicely – and if we dare say it, a few of the best numbers even hit a tripped out style of funk! Titles include "Sevince", "Arap Saci", "Estarabim", "Eyvah", "Saskin", "Komsu Kizi", and "Gonul Salincagi". LP, Vinyl record album
Halimem ... LP Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s/1987. New Copy ...
Two slices of work from one of the hippest, grooviest Turkish artists of all time – the madly tripped-out ErkinKoray, a singer with a sound that's even wilder than his look on the cover! The collection brings together rare tracks from cassette-only releases and singles – and is a great counterpart to some of the reissues of full length albums by Erkin that have come out in the past decade or so – as his work has finally gotten the global attention it deserves! Most of the tracks are from the first few years of the 70s – heavy on the freaky fuzz guitar that sounds great next to his vocals – and the set also includes a few surprisingly nice tracks from 1987 as well. Titles include "Sen Yoksun Diye", "Sevildigimiz Icin Severiz", "Halimem", "Tik Tak", "Gel Bak Ne Soylicem", "Dost Aci Soylermis", "Kendim Ettim Kendim Buldum", and "Cukulatam Benim". LP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece of Turkish psychedelia – and quite possibly the greatest album ever from Turkish psychedelic maestro ErkinKoray – a mad blend of sounds that definitely lives up to its "elektronik" title! Most numbers feature a weird blend of electric guitar and baglama – used in a style that's similar to Koray's earlier Arabesk recordings, but in ways that are often more tripped out and free-thinking – almost in a groove that's similar to late 60s blends of Eastern influences and progressive rock in the US and Europe – but even wilder and weirder throughout! There's a bit of vocals on the set, but the instrumentation dominates – and titles include "Sir", "Karli Daglar", "Cemalim", "Inat", "Hele Yar", "Turku", and "Korkulu Ruya". LP, Vinyl record album
A full plate of funky freakout grooves from the Turkish scene – compiled one and all from 7-inch records made from the end of the 60s to the dawn of the 80s! It's a mix of psych folk, funk, more traditional buzzing strings and hypnotic melodies – pretty wonderful all the way! Turkey's been a fertile wonderland of psych era sounds for deep diggers the past few years, but the quality level varies. This is one of the great ones, both for the music and for thick booklet of notes with info on each track. A far reaching set stylistically, with western jazz influences played with Turkish instruments, dreamy folkish melodies, rawer garage style grooves, heavy rhythms and spacier gems! Titles include "Dokuz Sekiz" by Okay Temiz, "Cokertme" by Kardaslar, "Sevdigim" by ErkinKoray, "Hal Hal" by Baris Manco, "Iciyorum" by Ajda Pekkan, "Osman Whlivan" by Arif Sag, "Gunese Don Cicegim" by Ersen and more. CD
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or ErkinKoray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric guitar with offbeat Eastern phrasing, rootsy percussion, and very hip production that gives the whole record a sound that's as bold as it is brooding! Like Koray at his best, the music often has a bit of a groove – not entirely funky, but with these strong undercurrents that really move us – despite the barrier of language. Titles include "Bosu Bosuna", "Dumanu Dumanu Oy Bizim Eller", "Kukredi Cimenler", "Seve Beni Beni", "Deniz Ustu Kopurur", "Yakar Inceden Inceden", and "Daglar Dagladi Beni". LP, Vinyl record album
Ersen ... CD Finders Keepers/B- Music, Mid 70s. New Copy ...
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Funky Turkish rock from the enigmatic Ersen – an artist we'd rank right up there with ErkinKoray and Selda for choppy grooves and offbeat music! Like both of those artists, Ersen works in that vein of Turkish rock known as Arabesk or Andalou pop – a very cool blend of Western psychedelic influences and more regional Eastern sounds – all woven together here with some totally great rhythms that are very much in the best rock-break mode! The guitars alone are worth the price of admission – often blending the electric and folkloric – and the music has great appeal to anyone digging tripped-out funky rock of the Cherrystones or Finders Keepers variety. CD features 16 killers from Ersen's best years – supported with pages of English language notes by Andy Votel, which really help you understand the music a lot better than if you found some original pressings. Titles include "Temek", "Sor Kendine", "Guzele Bak Guzele", "Kozan Dagi", "Gunese Don Cicegim", "Metelik", "Cakmagi Cak", and "Gafil Gezem Saskun". CD