Saturday, June 16, 2007

Edip Akbayram-Edip Akbayram (Shadoks)

1974/1977 Anadolu Rock

i had uploaded this for a turkish person on some dutch forum ( ,nr 10 on )
edip is currently my fav. turkish artist next to the king of turkish rock (Erkin Koray!)
this album contains his first two records(minus 1 track) and some singles
from the same era.
tracks are both tagged in english & turkish

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Desciption/Review from Aquarius Records

Glad tidings for Turkish psych freaks, or those soon to become Turkish psych freaks (just give this a listen!): here's a new must-have collection crammed full of swirling, fuzzed-out electric saz, impassioned vocals, and traditional Turkish folk gone funk! If you are indeed into the groovy East-meets-West psychedelia that flourished in Istanbul back in the '60s and '70s, artists like Mogollar, 3 Hur-el, Baris Manco, and Erkin Koray, chances are you may already be familiar with Edip Akbayram and his band Dostlar (formed in '73). This new Edip Akbayram double disc on the Shadoks label contains 24 tracks, including ten of the 14 cuts found on that previous reissue (meaning, if you already have that cd, you still will want this for the whole disc and then some of songs you don't have... and you can't get rid of the Nedir reissue either if you want those four songs that don't overlap). So this is definitely the Edip set to get at any rate.

The colorful music of Edip Akbayram and Dostlar is pretty much the hardest-rockin' all the Turkish psych acts of the era I've heard...darn heavy in spots. The Anatolian folk-rock of the sixties is blended with a polyester '70s wah-wah funked-up progginess here. It's vibrant and colorful music to make you feel like you're in some smoky, swinging nightclub on one of the warren of narrow, twisting side-streets off of the hip main drag Istiklal in the Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul, back in the day, sweating on the dance floor or sitting back, sucking on a hookah.

The cd booklet is full of cool photos, and a page of liner notes, giving Edip's bio but no info on the tracks themselves, I'm just told that they're from his first two albums and singles. However, they do include English translations of the song titles, which should give some idea of Edip's seemingly dire outlook on life (or the outlook shared by his Turkish folk sources), with such songs as "Sorrow And More Sorrow", "Miserable", "In Vain", "Our Village Is Full Of Smoke", "Don't Touch My Sad Soul", "Tyrant", "Gallows Pole" and even "My Car Broke Down"! Sounds like a bummer, yet many of these tracks are amazingly upbeat musically!

Edip definitely belongs high up in the reissued ranks of all the incredible, obscure, groovy sixties/seventies psych sounds from all around the world that I can't get enough of: Os Mutantes, San Ul Lim, Mogollar, Blo, Bango, Brincos, Krysztof Klenzon, Juan de la Cruz, Los Dug Dugs, He 6, the stuff on comps like Cherrystones Rocks, Welsh Rare Beat, Prog Is Not A Four Letter Word, Studio One Funk, etc. etc. etc.

still not convinced? read the allmusic review

go get it!

alternate links(rapidshare)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great Turkish psych (again)!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm having trouble with this link. Can you re-post? I'd love to have this.
thanks a lot!

7:59 PM  
Blogger whelkpoint said...

Me too, Dirk...I just get a txt file.........

2:41 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

do you guys have winrar installed

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any chance on getting the Happy End - Singles re-posted ever again?

thanks for the great site.


4:30 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

new links posted

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link for the part1 is dead.
Can you please repost it?

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please repost link 1

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should really repost this. such a good post gone to waste. thanks

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

links R dead

music is not in FLAC format


5:01 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I'm sorry that I missed out on this one. Your description is very enticing. Love your blog!

6:39 PM  
Anonymous kamagra said...

Amazing review, I haven't listened something from Turkey. After I read you review. I think that I will give a try.

5:15 PM  

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