Turkish avant-garde rockers HAYVANLAR ALEMI stream forceful new LP ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’ in full; out March 27th on Subsound Records.
Never an album title has been so topical… Ankara’s avant-garde psychedelic unit HAYVANLAR ALEMI share their new album ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’ in full before its release this March 27th on Subsound Records. Plunge into their mesmerizing, droning blend of psychedelic and folk music exclusively over at Backseat Mafia.
HAYVANLAR ALEMI’s new effort ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’ features progressive compositions that take their cue from drone metal, stoner rock and psychedelic doom, while subtly preserving the overtones of their brand of folkloric psych rock. « The album combines the afore mentioned genres in a way that makes their approach both familiar and new simultaneously. They layer sounds ingeniously and this LP comes as a breath of fresh air in a market that is becoming saturated » comment Backseat Mafia.
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In Spring 2017, Hayvanlar Alemi entered the studio in a small Italian town for a few days and recorded material for multiple future releases. ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’ is filled with the heaviest songwriting that came out of these sessions, and marks a new step in their 20-year history with a more layered production and an emphasis on slower, progressive compositions. Says the band: « This album presents the side of Hayvanlar Alemi which tends towards the darker without losing the colors, and tends towards the sombre without losing the vitality, with songs that surrender to gravity but refuse to touch the ground. »
HAYVANLAR ALEMI « Psychedelia In Times Of Turbulence »
Out March 27th on Subsound Records – Preorder
HAYVANLAR ALEMI is an instrumental psychedelic folk rock band founded in Ankara in 1999. Throughout the years, the band has developed its very own style, inspired by the Turkish innovative musical heritage, and also informed by the traditional and popular genres of the globe, blending together scales and rhythms of Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America with surf, dub, stoner rock and free improvisation. The ensemble’s music has been released under labels such as Sublime Frequencies (USA), Unrock (Germany) and Glitterbeat (Germany), and received positive reviews from publications such as Wire, The Guardian and Uncut. HAYVANLAR ALEMI has recently released a compilation ’15 Golden Adventures’ on Shalgam Records (Turkey), which includes a selection for beginners culled from the band’s releases between 2008 and 2016. The band’s new album ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’, highlighted by influences of doom and drone metal, is coming out this March 27th 2020 on Subsound Records (Italy).
HAYVANLAR ALEMI IS:
Özüm İtez – Guitar
Hazar Mutgan – Bass
Işık Sarıhan – Drums and Percussion