Alpay – “Yekte” | Turkish Psych | Pharaway Sounds


Alpay - Yekte is the killer new Turkish psych reissue now available from Pharaway Sounds. Psychedelia in Turkey wasn’t just some fleeting fad. Fuzzed-out guitar shredding genuinely intersected with some of the goals of traditional folk & classical music. As a result, even former twist singers & folk balladeers explored some fascinating & wild territory. Meet Alpay, the soccer player turned lawyer turned singer who started matching local lyrics to Western arrangements even before the mid-60s countrywide battle of the bands concerts. These early 70s singles lay down doleful Anatolian melodies, and they’re simply soaking in heavy & wah-ed out guitar solos. This album features newly remastered recordings, as well as an insert and booklet with liner notes by Angela Sawyer of Weirdo Records.

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