Turkish psych threesome HAYVANLAR ALEMI unveil new video off their mesmerizing album ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’.

Ankara psych merchants HAYVANLAR ALEMI unleash concept new video « Thundercloud Museum » off their latest album ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’ that came out on March 27th via Subsound Records. Enjoy this arty and hypnotizing footage mixing folk and drone metal – courtesy of Doomed & Stoned.

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. « Thundercloud Museum » presents a footage used for the art project « Yıkçık », showed in 2014 in İstanbul by Fikirtepe. The track was composed by Özüm İtez, arranged by Hayvanlar Alemi, and recorded by Matt Bordin at Outside Inside Studio, Montebelluna. Video by Onur Ceritoğlu.

Watch « Thundercloud Museum » right now!

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. »

‘Psychedelia In Times Of Turbulence’ is available in the following formats:
– CD Digipack
– LP « Burst » Orange/Green/Black – Black Innersleeve
– LP Black – Black Innersleeve

HAYVANLAR ALEMI ‘Psychedelia In Times Of Turbulence’
Available via Subsound Records – order your copy

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, came out on March 27th 2020 via Subsound Records (Italy).

Özüm İtez – Guitar
Hazar Mutgan – Bass
Işık Sarıhan – Drums and Percussion

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