Erkin Koray Elektronik Turkuler on 180g LP
Technically his seconnd LP after a collection of singles, this benchmark record from 1974 taught Istanbul’s musicians and pop fans how to put Turkish folk songs from the 17th century together with meaty, thundering guitar solos. With a crack bass player by his side (Ahmet Güvenç from Bunalim & Baris Manco’s Kurtalan Ekspres) and an electrified bağlama in his hands, Erkin Koray lets his gloomy baritone voice float over wiry double-reed melodies, bulging riffs, and hammer-ons that go on forever. Savagery begins at home people, so make sure you secure a physical copy of the best record by the Turkish Jimi Hendrix. 180g vinyl pressing in gatefold cover.
Erkin Koray Elektronik Turkuler Track Listing:
1. Karli Daglar
3. Hele Yar
4. Korkulu Rüya
5. Yalnizlar Rihtimi