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 (ten years ago) link
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 (ten years ago) link
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 (ten years ago) link
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 (nine years ago) link
Liking this Turkish soundtrack (I think it's a soundtrack but now I don't see whatever I saw that gave me that idea) more than I'd expect:
European chamber music, some Turkish instruments, low-key singing, dashes of electronics.
― _Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 02:13 (six years ago) link
Sorry, for the Spotifyless, that is Taner Okyol's album Birds of Passage.
― _Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 02:15 (six years ago) link
Akyol not Okyol. Let's not get Omme Kalsomme about it.
― _Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 02:16 (six years ago) link
I might actually like Traveller/Yolcu more, but I've been in the music for instrumental music lately, which might explain it. The bazouk (I guess it's bazouk, or something very close) is in the spotlight on this one.
― _Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:00 (six years ago) link
Rhythm track getting a bit too Bill Laswell now, unfortunately.
― _Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:01 (six years ago) link
Lame thread title, imo.
― _Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:39 (six years ago) link
every time you update this thread i think about posting a list of the turkish albums + rereleases i've been digging this year but i think i've mentioned them all on the world thread already.
― Mordy , Wednesday, 12 June 2013 15:31 (six years ago) link
Rachel Devitt did a playlist on Rhapsody last week; even if you can't listen to it, you can see what she included:
― xhuxk, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:44 (six years ago) link
One of my all-time favourite songs, Turkish or otherwise: Sezen Aksu's "Kavaklar".
― breastcrawl, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:27 (six years ago) link
cool album cover too. on spotify:http://open.spotify.com/album/4IexpQ20ZvP9Rn6e2oIIEV
― Mordy , Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:49 (six years ago) link
It's the off-brand Türkvizyon Song Contest tonight. Various Turkic-language-speaking countries / regions, from Gagauzia to Kabardino-Balkaria, will be fighting it out.
Not sure if it's being streamed internationally but might be fun.
― Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:51 (five years ago) link
― disconnected externalized and unrecognizable signifying structure (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:16 (five years ago) link
I probably listen to less Turkish pop than i should given that the only places remotely near to me that sell CDs stock nothing else, but i've been playing this a lot.
― who epitomises beta better than (ShariVari), Saturday, 4 July 2015 20:38 (four years ago) link
Speaking of "Bangir"s, this one is a real jam:
Ayse Hatun Önal ft. Onurr - Güm Güm
― breastcrawl, Monday, 6 July 2015 00:41 (four years ago) link
I'm enjoying that book Anadolu Psych by Daniel Spicer. The expansion on a Wire primer he wrote a few years ago. Apparently he familiarised himself with the music to write the article and has immersed himself i it much farther to write this.Could do with something similar on African psych stuff.POssibly some other areas music of similar era too.
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:18 (one year ago) link
Does Sami Baha's Turkish trap music that's fresh out on Planet µ count? I'm digging that a lot.
― octobeard, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:44 (one year ago) link
Şome Türkpop traçks İ’ve been diğğing thıs year:
Hande Yener • Beni Sev: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqU29nHc-U0
Edis ft. Emina • Güzelliğine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB7kxLltNyk
İdo Tatlıses • Sen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv3mZNzZ6PI
Aleyna Tilki ft. Emrah Karaduman • Yalnız Çiçek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi80-tmEduI
― breastcrawl, Monday, 13 August 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link
hypnotic oriental psychedeliahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d7DR_fKn8c
― Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:44 (one year ago) link
Could do with somebody picking up a few more Anadolu Psych titles for reissue. Seems like a few of the ones reissued a few years back have gone OOP again.BUt I picked up a bunch of stuff in the wake of reading that Daniel Spicer book. Also find loads of it's up on Spotify.
Interesting to see that Stewart Lee's making a deal about picking up Turkish funk in his latest show. THough I wouldn't think that Bunalim were too metal. Great lp that.
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 10:24 (one year ago) link
I need to find out more about the recordings on here, specifically recording dates (as I don't think all are from 1925)
Can anyone think of anyone I can at least ask? Have tried to contact the record company, but have had no reply.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:50 (nine months ago) link
It’s quite possible you know all this already, however, on the outside chance that you don’t:
Going by Discogs, it looks like the Istanbul-based Kalan Müzik label obtained a license to release this album in Turkey the next year (1995).
Over the past 25+ years, this label has acquired quite a reputation for curating and releasing all kinds of early and mid-20th century music from Turkey. The cd’s of theirs that I have (late 90s/early 00s releases) all came with quite lavish hardcover booklets, although unfortunately the information provided on recording and release dates is scattershot at best.
Still, I’d say it’s definitely worth a shot getting in touch with them. As it says on their website:“Kalan Music has, with the assistance of expert musicologists, compiled and issued albums of unusual and ethnically varied works that are considered important to Turkish music history. As well as being appreciated by classical Turkish music lovers, academics have found these records invaluable for use as sources in international studies of ethnomusicology.”https://en.kalan.com/about-kalan-music/
― breastcrawl, Friday, 10 May 2019 22:22 (nine months ago) link
Furthermore, many of the tracks on that Istanbul 1925 album can also be found on other compilations (in some cases with slightly differing spellings/transliterations for artist names and/or song titles), giving you perhaps another inroad.
These two for example are both on FM Records, a Greek label:
Music of the Balkans, Vol. 2: Bulgaria, Turkey 1930-1945: Spotify link
Balkan Medicine: The Early Recordings: Spotify link
― breastcrawl, Friday, 10 May 2019 22:27 (nine months ago) link
Thanks breastcrawl, sorry I missed your reply earlier - that's really helpful.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:56 (nine months ago) link