Whereas the first albums had more to do with retro futurism, in Anadolu Ejderi (Anatolian Dragons), past and present collide beguilingly as Gaye Su Akyol jumps on the Anatolian wagon, pushing it further with self named title track, setting high expectations  via bold synth flash, fierce drum roll, punchy guitar lines and haunting refrain. At last Gaye Su Akyol has delivered a made-to-measure ...

For some years now Anatolian rock has established itself as the grooviest sound on World Beat dance-floors. Taking a tip from Turkish folk rockers from the 70s like Bariş Manco, Erkin Koray and Selda Bağcan, Dutch/Turkish psyche outfit Altın Gün have achieved immense resonance  with their funky arrangements of Anatolian rock numbers. In his latest move, Balkan pop-star, Shantel, has teamed ...

Altın Gün have a new musical direction. Just as we were getting used to their flanged-out, groove-charged restylings of Anatolian rock and folk numbers , the Dutch sextet has taken a radically new tack, injecting  a heavy dose of European electronica into their revamped Turkish covers.  The most compelling track is “Ordunun Dereleri” (“The mountain streams of Ordu”) a sad Black ...