― curmudgeon, Sunday, 7 February 2010 02:35 (3 years ago) Permalink
Incidentally, curmudgeon, do you ever check out the Greek music thread? I think you would like some of what I have been posting to that.
― _Rudipherous_, Sunday, 7 February 2010 03:06 (3 years ago) Permalink
Once in awhile but not in ages.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 8 February 2010 04:21 (3 years ago) Permalink
A lot of that Sakir Oner Gunhan album linked to upthread is good, although I still prefer the instrumental aspect over the vocal aspect. (Not that he isn't a strong vocalist--he is! But Turkish vocals tend to put me off a little. Maybe it's even Turkish itself.)
― _Rudipherous_, Saturday, 13 February 2010 01:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
And I must have read about Turkish minimal techno in some comments Masonic Boom made elsewhere.
Onur Özer is the bloke I was talking about.
I never did get to go to Istanbul last year. :-(
― Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 11:53 (3 years ago) Permalink
Thanks. I like the colors there, but the rhythms are too close to regular "dance music" type stuff for me, on first listen anyway.
― _Rudipherous_, Friday, 19 February 2010 13:38 (3 years ago) Permalink
Well, it is Minimal Techno after all! Just done by a Turkish person. I couldn't find his better e.p. on YouTube, unfortunately (Red Cabaret) but it is still Techno more than Turkish.
For the Middle Eastern music with dance elements (rather than techno with Turkish elements) I still prefer Harem and Natasha Atlas and stuff like that. I definitely mentioned Harem above, and Atlas I think has her own thread elsewhere.
Of the Finders Keepers stuff, it's funny, I loved the Ersen stuff but wasn't that keen on Mustafa Ozkent. I think the latter really didn't live up to the promise of its cover.
― Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 13:44 (3 years ago) Permalink
p.s. I think half of my love of Turkish music is that I love the sound and feel of the language so much.
― Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 13:45 (3 years ago) Permalink
Well, it is Minimal Techno after all!
Well, yeah, I was just hoping that somehow the Turkish side of it would blunt the techno side a little, and since getting into Black Noise I now realize that minimal techno can work for me sometimes, unless that album is just a complete anomaly. (I think one reason Black Noise works for me is that there are a lot of other rhythmic things going on besides the sort of foundational techno rhythms.)
― _Rudipherous_, Saturday, 20 February 2010 00:57 (3 years ago) Permalink
This rocks the funky beats:
I think I came across this singer while I was searching for Samira Toufic youtubes, which makes sense because she seems like a Turkish equivalent. I haven't listened to enough Turkish music to feel sure about where she falls in terms of relative virtuosity though. But anyway, a good discovery.
― _Rudipherous_, Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink