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ARTIST
TITLE
Benimle Oynar Misin
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LPS 045LP LPS 045LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/19/2008

"From the hidden depths of the eastern Mediterranean, down in the Capadocian mystery lands, comes Bülent Ortaçgil, one of the national musical treasures of Turkey, but one that to Western ears remains unheard. Ortaçgil, or Bülent, which became his artistic name in his beginnings, during the much-loved and never forgotten '60s, made a name for himself on the same scene as Fikret Kizilok, who has now made some waves since his inclusion on Damon and Naomi's compilation International Sad Hits. But Bülent's music, much as it was of its time, was not at all sad, even though it also came from the heart. And what a heart. It could be said that his voice was indeed as sweet as that of the Golden Horn, and that his music united two continents as much as the Galata Bridge united two parts of Istanbul. For Bülent's music was deeply Turkish but assimilated the folk flavors of the day, British or American, but the most gentle and perfumed ones. Want names? Donovan and Nick Drake, mainly. Bülent's Benimle Oynar Misin has to be heard to be believed, really. Wah Wah's vinyl edition is the first legit edition outside his own country, remastered and with the original artwork. Do yourself a favor. Listen to Bülent." --Ferran Llauradó; Gatefold sleeve.