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4.25 | 81 ratings | 5 reviews | 47% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Vigeland (6:11)
2. Esinti (8:10)
3. Akvaryum (9:49)
4. Igloo (6:26)
5. Kadıbostan (7:11)
6. Sanki (5:38)
7. Beboyi Yerkı (6:00)
8. Sustum (9:03)
9. Nayu (alternate version - bonus track) (2:24)

Total Time 60:52

Line-up / Musicians

- Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç / guitar, vocals
- Ömer Öztüyen / viola, mandolin
- Serkan Emre Çiftçi / trumpet
- Okan Kaya / bass, backing vocals
- Gökçe Gürçay / drums

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Title translates as "You Are Not a Fish"

CD ‎Baykuş Müzik ‎- BY0006 (2011, Turkey)

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GEVENDE Sen Balık Değilsin Ki ratings distribution

(81 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(47%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

GEVENDE Sen Balık Değilsin Ki reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
5 stars I thought their debut was a solid 4 stars but it took a while to grow to that for me. I knew this second album was special after one listen, in fact it's on a whole other level when compared to the debut. It's in the same style with the trumpet and violin taking prominant roles but for my tastes the music is much better. For my final listen for this review I went through this song after song waiting for that high level to drop off but it never did. An incredible release !

"Vigeland" opens with bass and drums and I love that intro. Violin comes in screaming. How good is this ! It settles back before 2 minutes. So good as we get a powerful atmosphere with drums. Trumpet 3 minutes in then vocals for the first time after 4 1/2 minutes. "Esinti" has this relaxed beat as the guitar then violin joins in. Reserved vocals follow. Chunky bass too. Trumpet 2 1/2 minutes in as the vocals stop. Incredible sound 4 minutes in. A calm follows then the vocals return. Violin replaces the vocals and it's dissonant at times. Killer stuff. "Akvaryum" has relaxed trumpet to open then reserved vocals before 2 minutes as the trumpet stops. Deep guitar notes then violin before the trumpet returns. Amazing tune. "Igloo" has picked guitar as reserved vocals join in. Percussion and trumpet too as it builds. It does settle back. Such a great sound here. Violin before 4 1/2 minutes.

Love the dissonance in "Kadibostan" along with the outbursts of sound. It kicks in around a minute and vocals follow. This is catchy and entertaining. Love the vocals 3 minutes in. Intense violin before 4 minutes. It kicks in. Hell yeah ! A calm follows with trumpet then it builds. "Sanki" opens with picked something as clapping joins in. Vocals before a minute. A full sound follows as contrasts continue. The guitar 4 1/2 minutes in lights it up. "Beboyi Yerki" opens with heavy and deep sounds with atmosphere. Vocals a minute in. Killer sound. Fantastic track ! "Sustum" opens with bass as a beat joins in. Smooth vocals follow. Guitar too. It picks up with trumpet. Great sound late.

An absolute pleasure from beginning to end. Thanks Todd !

Review by Warthur
4 stars Turkish jazz-rock with folk twists and a pulsating progressive rock rhythm section? Don't mind if I do! Serkan Emre Çiftçi deserves particular praise on this one for the trumpet performances, which really transform the compositions whenever Serkan is unleashed, whilst Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç's lead vocals and guitar performances find him playing two distinct roles; with the guitar, he adds a gentle note to proceedings, whilst his vocals are based around traditional scales and ring forth with pride and clarity. With the swirling mixture of psychedelic and jazz influences, Gevende end up sounding like an act who could proudly share a stage with the likes of early Soft Machine.

Latest members reviews

4 stars This album is fantastic in its own way. It begins in such a sweet way and little by little it clarifies what is the panorama where all the music happens passionately. The use of the trumpet is absolutely magnificent: it moves from symphonic rock to jazz/funk, striking the outstanding notes and givin ... (read more)

Report this review (#2600571) | Posted by Argentinfonico | Friday, October 8, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The albums we really love usually contain either new and previously unimagined musical expressions or perfectly executed music that we are already familiar with. But sometimes, very rarely for me, it happens to come across a band that plays music exactly in the way we hoped or dreamt to. I ... (read more)

Report this review (#1399686) | Posted by Aldebaran_Well | Friday, April 17, 2015 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I just became a forum member to write a review for this album. I have been visiting progarchives for years;I have been tempted to submit ratings and write reviews before but it took this album to finally get me to act. This should indicate how strongly I feel about it. This album is absolutel ... (read more)

Report this review (#1089868) | Posted by Sanki | Saturday, December 14, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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