Gaye Su Akyol was born in Istanbul and locates herself as an artist between Orient and Occident. Her idols include Kurt Cobain as well as the Anatolian music icon Selda Bagcan. The new album "Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir" ("constant fantasy is reality"), has poetic radiance and is about the courage to be oneself. The tone is set by influences of Anadolu rock combined with the scales and vocal aesthetics of Turkish classical music.
Bored by the limitations of Western pop music, the Swiss band Saitün has been exploring the harmonic and rhythmic possibilities of oriental soundscapes since 2018, presenting a stroke of genius in world music and garage rock. The Corona pandemic brought an abrupt end to their touring activities, but not to a creative standstill. They prove this with the release of their massive debut album "Al' Azif". The album whips and buzzes, is raw, playful and refreshingly different. Lyrics dealing with freedom, compulsion and consumption merge with heavy guitar riffs, eastern rhythms and catchy melodies.
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