GAYE SU AKYOL

UNCUT - - New Al­bums - NIGEl WIllIaM­SoN

is­tikrarli Hayal Hakikat­tir GliTTERBEaT 7/10 Sec­ond in­ter­na­tional re­lease from cos­mopoli­tan Turk­ish rock queen

In the van­guard of Is­tan­bul’s bur­geon­ing alt.rock scene, the ti­tle of Akyol’s al­bum trans­lates as “Con­sis­tent Fan­tasy Is re­al­ity”, while the songs ad­dress noth­ing less than “the great cri­sis of ex­is­tence”, she says. Sing­ing ex­clu­sively in Turk­ish, it’s hard to judge her mes­sage, but her voice is a glo­ri­ously ex­pres­sive in­stru­ment full of mys­tery and not un­like Nat­acha At­las, some­times sul­try and at other times with a trace of men­ace. Mix­ing Turk­ish modes and east­ern scales with elec­tronic beats and western in­flu­ences from grunge to surf rock, lead gui­tarist Ali Gu­clu Sim­sek sounds like a fan­tas­ti­cal cross be­tween hank Marvin and ravi Shankar.

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