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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link