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Erkin Koray - Elektronik Türküler CD (album) cover


Erkin Koray


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.04 | 23 ratings

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4 stars The first LP of Erkin Koray, after releasing lots of singles since late 1960s. LP was scarce in Turkey up to 1973, since it was expensive (vinyl players, too) and the LP record technology was not being used widely.

This album features covers of folk songs from psychedelic and rock and roll perspective. Folk songs were most listened music and selling good, so musicians were often using them. Psychedelic and Turkish folk came together and created a blend that can't be found anywhere. Guitars often resemble Jimi Hendrix, few albums in Turkey managed to reach this level!

Karlı Dağlar, Cemalım, Yalnızlar Rıhtımı and Hele Yar are upstanding songs of the album.

All songs are folk except Yalnızlar Rıhtımı (hit song, good rock and roll) and Türkü (composed by Koray, features a poem of Nazım Hikmet).

7.5/10 for excellent musicianship and creativity. Recommended.

ctasan | 4/5 |


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