Tag Archives: Rock

Interview: Q&A with Altin Gün – Delighted by Turkey (April 2019)

Interview: Q&A with Altin Gün – Delighted by Turkey (April 2019)

Some musicians, so positively obsessed with the traditions, styles and cultural seasons of decades past, will sometimes eventually outclass the original creators. This is the case with Altin Gün, the Amsterdam-based sextet. These musicians fell so deeply in love with the psychedelic rock of Turkey in the seventies that their...
Album Review: Imarhan – Temet [City Slang; February 2018]
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Album Review: Imarhan – Temet [City Slang; February 2018]

Imarhan are a five-piece Tuareg band from Tamanrasset, the Southern Algerian part of the Sahara desert that covers much of North Africa. Their second album Temet is released by the same label as their successful debut – City Slang. Temet was self-produced in Paris, with the help of genre pioneers...
Album Review: BKO – Mali Foli Coura [BUDA Musique; November 2017]
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Album Review: BKO – Mali Foli Coura [BUDA Musique; November 2017]

Modern five-piece BKO return with their second album Mali Foli Coura released on Buda Musique records. Hailing from Mali, BKO combines fresh and zesty experimental sounds while remaining faithful to their African heritage, creating a unique, eclectic, electric, and danceable sound. After exhaustive tours stretching across Europe, China, and Africa,...
Album Review: Dirtmusic – Bu Bir Ruya [Glitterbeat; February 2018]
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Album Review: Dirtmusic – Bu Bir Ruya [Glitterbeat; February 2018]

Dirtmusic return with their fifth album, Bu Bir Ruya, released on the well-established label Glitterbeat Records. Differing from previous endeavours, Bu Bir Ruya is a partnership with Turkish psychedelic pioneer Murat Ertel – of alternative Turkish band Baba Zula. Recorded in a converted car garage in Istanbul, Bu Bir Ruya combines...
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