The earthquake which has ravaged Turkey and Syria should not be forgotten about despite the blindingly fast news barrage we’re living through. The Swiss label Bongo Joe have offered this pay-what-you-like compilation featuring Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek, Oldu O Zaman and Altın Gün, who have graciously given tracks to help this noble cause. Personally,…
Tag: Andalou Rock
Grup Doğuş – Grup Doğuş’tan Aranjmanlar
Don’t let the cover fool you – Grup Doğuş produce great Andalou music! The band hails from Germany but have Turkish roots, and bring the wild sound of Anatolian Rock and meld it to surf music, psychedelic rock and Hammond organ vibes.
Biensüre – Biensüre
We at MYNTH are elated that our friends at WeWantSounds have another spicy platter on offer from their label. This one comes to us from the Marseille-based band Biensüre. From the label’s press release: Biensüre’s influences are varied and transcend generations and borders. Ranging from the Anatolian pop scene of the 70s and 80s with…
Moğollar – Anatolian Sun
Moğollar were, arguably, the founders of the Anatolian Rock scene in Turkey during the 1960s and 1970s. Thanks to glorious reissue programs like this one done by, I believe, Gulbaba Records, you can hear mellow, fuzzy and Beatlesque Andalou music lovingly remastered. A gem of an album.
Lalalar – Bi Cinnete Bakar
Quite a tasty album here. Lalalar are not some common Anatolian Rock ripoff. Rather, they do use the venerable genre as a reference point, but you can hear influences such as post-punk and darkwave seep into the stew.
Gaye Su Akyol – Yort Savul: İSYAN MANİFESTOSU!
Gaye Su Akyol has an EP release out, and it’s punchy. Four powerful tracks of modern Andalou psychedelic rock and groove will be enough to whet your appetite for more. Turkey seems to really have it going on when it comes to psych music these days! The Grey Lady (or the Old Hag, depending on…