SELDA

This here is some great great Turkish psychedelic folk/rock from one of the most “politically outspoken” folk singers to ever come out of Turkey. Selda Bağcan first made a name for herself as a traditional Anadolu protest singer in the early 70’s but in 1976 she released her first proper full length album. And with this self titled album….let’s just say she took folk music to outer space. Very very impressive

Here’s some words by Finders Keepers:
The music you are about to hear defies categorisation. But for all intents and multi-purposes, this record is a folk album. Embodying all the aesthetic watermarks of a private press country LP, Selda’s debut long player from 1976 has masqueraded as lamb dressed as mutton, throwing many a discerning wolf from the gourmet scent. Behold! Space age, Anatolian, electronic, progressive-protest, psych-folk-funk-rock from the Middle East. All of the above ingredients are presented immaculately with up-most authenticity and conviction to create a delectable hybrid concoction which has never been replicated or equalled in the 3 mutant decades since its recording

Link: SELDA

Tracklist
1. Meydan Sizindir
2. Yaz Gazeteci Yaz
3. Mehmet Emmi
4. Nasirli Eller
5. Ince Ince
6. Gine Haber Gelmis
7. Yaylalar
8. Dam Ustune Cul Serer
9. Dost Uyan
10. Gitme
11. Niye Cattin Kaslarini
12. Kizil Dere
13. Utan Utan
14. Karaoglan
15. Eco’ya Donder Beni
16. Anayasso (w/ mogollar)
17. Nem Kaldi (w/ kardaslar)

Here’s a taste…

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