Various Artists / Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics
Album: Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Mar 2012
Label:Nublu Records  

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Add Date: 2012-03-10 Pull Date: 2012-05-12
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1. Feb 08, 2022: Butter in the Pan
Nem Alacak Felek Benim
4. Apr 11, 2019: Cafe Nakhil
Burcak Tarlasi, Hayat Kavgasi
2. Jan 05, 2022: New World Disorder (rebroadcast from Jun 2, 2012)
Nem Alacak Felek Benim
5. Feb 20, 2018: Waste FM
Ayrilik Olsa Bile
3. Jul 09, 2019: Attitude Adjustment
Teselliye Sen Gerek, Burcak Tarlasi, Yaz Gazeteci, Nem Alacak Felek Benim, Binboganin Kizi
6. Sep 11, 2015: 9-11=2015
Binboganin Kizi, Ayrilik Olsa Bile

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-03-08
Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/7/12
Interesting compilation of Turkish alt-stuff from the 70’s. Mostly it sounds rather like Anglo-American alt-stuff, but there are some Turkitudes – mostly the highly dramatic vocals. FCCs? I dunno – all in Turkish!
1. 4:44 ***disco-funky 70’s groove in a minor key, terribly dramatic vocals by one of the most seminal Turkish rockers. Gnarly synth solo.
2. 4:30 *starts with applause and proggy synth noodling. Odd monotonal pronouncements alternating with jaunty prog march. Ends with howls of laughter from the audience – I’m sure it’s better if you speak Turkish…
3. 4:21 ***prog-psych with significant bass and drums, pleasant but somewhat overwrought vocals.
4. 3:26 *sweet-pop with prog overtones. Bass solo! Then quite a serious prog-jazz piano solo.
5. 3:09 ***acoustic folk-rock, female vocals (and odd male bass hum). Bongos. Rather fun – her voice reminds me of Dengue Fever, oddly…
6. 3:27 **psych with a bit of a funky back beat, female vocals.
7. 4:51 **discordant violin scrawking… Gets a prog band backing after a minute and a half. Jazzy bass and piano, and that odd trad violin. Instrumental.
8. 3:09 **groovy disco-funky bippity boppity beat with “hal hal” chanting, female vocals.
9. 4:06 **loungy-Bollywoody-Turky something, breathy male vocals.
10. 3:49 **flutes intro, then bass-heavy funky prog groove. Male vocals (same rock god as track 1.) Goes into teedly prog jam with guitar, flute and bass.
11. 3:32 ***flutes and tinkles, ethereal female vocals, then suddenly a sort of lounge-mambo, very upbeat and bouncy. Odd, so I like it. Ends with the high female vocals.
12. 7:41 **acoustic guitar intro, rather like Creedence Clearwater, except there’s also an off-key electric guitar that’s more like Count Five. Baritone male vocals. A bit 60’s garage psych. Nice, but quite long.
13. 5:53 ****jaunty groovy proggy psychy, overwrought male vocals (Turks LOVE overwrought vocals…) Groovy psych keyboards and guitar.
14. 5:53 ***disco! Totally Studio 54, baybees! But there’s also some quite elegant guitar, and breathy female vocals. Odd total package.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Cem Karaca Nem Alacak Felek Benim
2. Derdiyoklar Yaz Gazeteci
3. Edip Akbayram & Dostlar Ayrilik
4. Ersen, Dadaslar Derman Bulunmaz
5. Esmeray Ayrilik Olsa Bile
6. Kamuran Akkor Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz
7. Mogollar Muzik Mogollar
8. Nazan Soray Hal Hal
9. Orhan Gencebay Hayat Kavgasi
10. Seyhan Karabay & Kardaslar Nem Kaldi
11. Tulay German Ve Doruk Onatkut Orkestrasi Burcak Tarlasi
12. Erkin Koray Cemalim
13. Baris Manco & Mogollar Binboganin Kizi
14. Nazan Soray Teselliye Sen Gerek