A big favorite here at ISC and to all who were present during the hundreds of times we played it at the bar. It’s one of our most asked about albums, and for good reason. Anadol is the psychedelic synth folk project by Berlin based Turkish sound artist Gözen Atila. After studying electronic composition and music technology in Istanbul, or what she calls the “darkness of serious music”, Atila set out to liberate herself from this accustomed academic approach to electronics and produced Uzun Havalar, a collection of improvisational and experimental reimaginings of middle eastern folk songs. The music has the complexity of an aueteur producer with intricate detailed compositions exploring a broad range of influences, reigning in these varied sounds, and filtering them through avant-garde and playful recording techniques, all while employing a minimalist, lo-fi approach. The result is a wholly unique listening experience that’s dark, expansive, poppy, hypnotic, and beautiful.
Recommended – A1 Görünmez Hava, A2 Ay Çürüdü, B3 78 Yılının En Uzun Dakikası
Tags: Avant-Garde / Field recording / Now Sound / Psychedelic / Synth