Label: Guerssen
  • LP
    Includes 19% MwSt.
SKU: 014340 Release Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016


The late 70s found Turkey in an economic slump, and there was a huge rise in political violence. Baris, who so often put out collections of singles, rose to the occasion by spending 6 months holed up with his longtime backing band the Kurtalan Ekspres. The result was this studio album of Anatolian bummer psychedelia, often unfairly overlooked because it came out in the rather un- cosmic year of 1979, but also considered his best work by many. Yep, there are still electrified versions of Turkish folk songs, and the spaceshot ARPs & Korgs of 2023 are here too, but dont expect a happy swing around the ceiling of a planetarium. The real star of the album is the keyboard player, whose name translates to Sword Agent. Yeni Bir Gun is viciously funky & brilliantly arranged, with tidbits stolen out of the latest disco hits, & lean, mean synthesizers that emerge from the beats like carbonated bubbles. Melancholy maqams & catastrophic Korgs collide when the Turkish psych master glides unflinchingly into the grim late 70s!! First time ever reissue, this release comes in gorgeous gatefold cover as the original, has a repro of the original poster as well, and brings an extra insert with extensive linernotes.


01. Sari Çizmeli Mehmet Aga
02. Gesi Baglar
03. Çoban Yildizi
04. Bir Selam Sana Gönül Daglarindan
05. Ne Ola? Yar Ola
06. Aynali Kemer Ince Bele
07. 2024
08. Ikinci Yolculuk
09. Ham Meyvayi Kopardilar Dalindan
10. Yeni Bir Gün Dogdu Merhaba
11. Anliyorsun Degil Mi
12. Ne Köy Olur Benden Ne Kasaba
13. Elveda Ölüm
14. Bir Kelebegin Yasam Öyküsü