Sunday, 18 October 2009

Les Mogol - Danses et Rythmes de la Turquie

Les Mogol - Danses et Rythmes de la Turquie

01. Toroslar
02. Lorke
03. Ilgaz
04. Madimak
05. Iklig
06. Cheminées de Fées
07. Sunset In Golden Horn
08. The Legend Of Mount Ararat
09. Hamsi
10. Wild Flower
11. Cahit’s Tune
12. To A Clear Mind
13. Kaleidoscopic Dream


* The album won the Grand Prix du Disque of the Charles Cros Academy (previously won by such groups as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix) in 1971.

Turkish folk meets fuzzier rock -- in a unique cross-crossing of styles that comes off beautifully! From the cover and the start of the record, you might think it's just a bunch of traditional numbers -- but as the set moves on, things get a bit weirder -- and some unexpected psychedelic instrumentation and production really make things sound great. The vibe is mostly instrumental, with touches that include funky piano, fuzzy guitar, and dark little basslines that slide underneath the tunes and really create a great kind of groove! As with most Turkish albums from the time, there's a sound here that's completely fresh -- and which has a great appeal to both fans of offbeat funk and trippier rock! Titles include "Madimak", "Iklig", "Toroslar", "Lorke", "Ilgaz", "The Legend Of Mount Ararat", "Hamsi", "Cahit's Tune", "Wild Flower", and "Kaleidoscopic Dream". (Source:

Moğollar (meaning Mongols in Turkish) is one of the pioneer bands in Turkish rock music for about 40 years and one of the founders of Turkish ethno rock music (or Anatolian rock music). The major goal of the band is to prove that folk music has a multi-layered soul and folk music's dynamism is very close to pop music's dynamism.
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