Turkish band Altin Gün have released their fourth album called Aşk. Based in Amsterdam, the band’s members hail from all across Europe, but primarily focus on traditional Turkish and folk music with a psychedelic twist. In this new album, the band combine original tunes with covers of classic Turkish songs, each imbued with their recognizable sound.
The album opens with the energetic “Badi Sabah Olmadan,” which features a quick beat and a traditional lilting Turkish sound with the modern twist of being performed on the electric guitar. Altin Gün released a music video for the song earlier last year, showcasing them each performing in studio. Now the song is the opening act for Aşk, setting an appropriate tone for the album, which takes a more traditional approach than their past, more electronic sounding albums.
Their most recent single, “Doktor Civanim,” was released with a psychedelic music video that paired dream-like animation with live-action features from the band to form an hallucinogenic hospital scene.
Also featured on the album is the band’s cover of “Leylim Ley,” the Turkish staple song originally popularized by İbrahim Tatlıses in 1985. This modernized version of the hit takes on a more funky rhythm, including guitar and synth elements that hark back to the bands quintessential sound. Some of these more classic rock elements continue to appear throughout the album, including in “Camin Oy.”
Altin Gün will be embarking on their North American and European tour soon to go along with the album’s release, so make sure to grab your tickets here!