I don't like Turkish music, or do I?

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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:

http://www.rhapsody.com/blog/post/music-of-turkey

http://www.rhapsody.com/playlist/pp.112134080

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".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdngjh5cy5E

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:27 (six years ago) link

https://soundcloud.com/onearthrecords/mercandede_dunya_mechul

cool album cover too. on spotify:
http://open.spotify.com/album/4IexpQ20ZvP9Rn6e2oIIEV

Mordy , Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:49 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

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.

http://i.imgur.com/2W23vdZ.jpg

Not sure if it's being streamed internationally but might be fun.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:51 (four years ago) link

bosnia

disconnected externalized and unrecognizable signifying structure (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:16 (four years ago) link

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUkftSQkWhQ

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGOfDctPKRo

Ayse Hatun Önal ft. Onurr - Güm Güm

breastcrawl, Monday, 6 July 2015 00:41 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

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

two months pass...

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 psychedelia
https://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

eight months pass...

I need to find out more about the recordings on here, specifically recording dates (as I don't think all are from 1925)

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Istanbul-1925/release/5515152

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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four months ago) link


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