LP release Saz Beat II. Turkish Rock, Funk, and Psychedelic Music of the 1960s and 1970s
Vinyl LP, comes with a fold-out poster showing the İmç building complex in Istanbul.
This follow-up offers a fresh choice of tracks exploring the sounds of Turkey in the 1960s and 1970s. Their extraordinary blending of Western and Turkish elements and the variety of styles thrown into the mix are so constantly surprising that digging deeper will only yield richer revelations.
The compilation presents a wide selection of music for dancing and listening, ranging from Anatolian rock to psychedelic pop and from oriental funk to far-out electrified folk. It contains an Anatolian rock anthem by Seyhan Karabay, superb harmonics and orchestral interplay by Erkut Taçkın, cool moog folk-funk by Hakki Yücel and Mıhrıcan Bahar, psychedelic sounds by Sevil & Ayla, smooth pop beats by Esmeray and Ömür Göksel, experimental pop approaches by Rüçhan Çamay and Kim Bunlar, heavy groove folk by Zerrin Zeren and Taci Özmen, and disco funk by Disco Div Div.
Made by the curator of “Bosporus Bridges Vol. 2”, “The Trip” and “Saz Beat” the compilation “Saz Beat II” will be released on Corvo Records’ sublabel Global Pop First Wave.
About the poster:
The İmç (İstanbul Manifaturacılar Çarşısı), Unkapanı/İstanbul, is a modernist building complex with allusions to bazaar architecture constructed in the late 1950s. The complex still exists and hosts different companies, among them many of the Turkish music labels that were active in the 1960s and 1970s and remain active today. Visually, the buildings are stuck between past and present, conserving elements of an era long passed away.
Photo concept: Jonas Denzel, Julia Heitz, Holger Lund, 2014
Photos: Jonas Denzel, 2014
Poster design: Julia Heitz, 2015
More information and sound samples:
Book release: Dietrich Helms / Thomas Phleps (Hg.), "Speaking in Tongues. Pop lokal global"
Tell me what you sing and I'll tell you who you are. Language and music are important symbols for identity. With a song, we can symbolize both belonging and exclusion: migrants listen to and make music which gives them a feeling of their homeland. Local music scenes foster regional characteristics in their songs, but international stars also market themselves with symbols of their heritage. In the face of the advanced globalization of the music market, the regional is gaining increasing significance in popular music. By way of examples from various musical cultures and scenes, as well as from the perspectives of various academic disciplines, this book describes the diverse processes of identity formation in post-migrant society and the diverse tensions between regional thinking and a world that is, if nothing else, economically globalized.
Inside the book is a contribution by Cornelia and Holger Lund, entitled: „Style and Society – Istanbul’s Music Scene in the 1960s and 1970s: Musical Hybridism, the Gazino and Social Tolerance” – explaining just the kind of music released on Saz Beat II.
More information: https://www.transcript-verlag.de/chunk_detail_seite.php?doi=10.14361/9783839432242-011
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