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"The music you are about to hear defies categorization. But for all intents and multi-purposes, this record is a folk album. Embodying all the aesthetic watermarks of a private press country LP, Selda's debut long player from 1976 has masqueraded as lamb dressed as mutton, throwing many a discerning wolf from the gourmet scent. Behold! Space age, Anatolian, electronic, progressive-protest, psych-folk-funk-rock from the Middle East. All of the above ingredients are presented immaculately with utmost authenticity and conviction to create a delectable hybrid concoction which has never been replicated or equalled in the 3 mutant decades since its recording. 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's history, Ersen. Ersen performed nearly all kinds of Turkish music forms in his life adventure -- rock, pop, folk, arabesque -- but in his early years (late '60s/early '70s) he was a successful psych-rock singer, working with names such as Kardaslar, Dadaslar, Mogollar, Üç Hürel. 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 unrivaled 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 and this -- the third installment -- follows on from our critically acclaimed best selling Mustafa Ozkent and Selda Bagcan reissues."
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