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ARTIST
TITLE
Ersen
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BMS 010CD BMS 010CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/5/2014

2008 release. After what seems like a decade of cross-continental detective work and blind alley buffoonery, Finders Keepers finally have the auspicious privilege to introduce the incredible music of one of the most important figures in Anadolu rock history, Ersen. Having performed nearly every kind of Turkish music throughout his eventful life (rock, pop, folk, arabesque) it is his early years (late '60s/early '70s) that are of particular interest to break-heavy-fuzz-loving vinyl vultures the world over. Working with names such as Kardaslar, Dadaslar, Mogollar, and Üç Hürel has cemented Ersen's position as one of the leading lights in Turkey's fledging psychedelic scene, legendary with collectors and DJs such as Madlib, David Holmes, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), and Beyond The Wizards Sleeve. Each of the artists involved in the recording of this LP continued to record radical and experimental music and are considered the cream-of-the-crop among Eastern psych aficionados. In recent years the legacy of Anatolian progressive rock has gone from strength to strength, gaining popularity amongst DJs, producers and record collectors as an unrivalled source for unique sounds rarely found in other genres of international music and, until now, rarely heard outside their native environment. Thirty years down the line, the Anatolian Invasion is on its way to a record store near you.