Şatellites are at one and the same time a brilliant Tel Aviv Turkish-psyche cover band - and much more than that. Some of their catchiest songs are originals, like the first track “Big Baglama” an impossibly groovy number, with low slung, bağlama lines, augmented with some cosmic retro Roland synth work shooting off into the ether. The homage to Turkish ...

**** The intimacy of hearing – and seeing - Baba Zula live has lately surpassed the experience of listening to some of their latest studio albums. As time has gone by the songs of Istanbul’s celebrated underground psyche band, seem to get less and less distinguishable from one another.  In all fairness, Baba Zula has always been against the traditional ...

I wanted to ask you about the new album. What does it mean, “Derin, Derin”? “Derin, Derin” is kind of like, “Deep and deeper”. If you have seen the cover, then you would understand better, I think.  There’s a tree on the cover. Yes, it’s a tree. But not only a tree. There’s the earth and there is also an ...