Makam madness gives way to instrumental prog on this burned–out last album, released in 1976, by Turkey’s Anadolu Pop heroes. Mogollar was the band that never had a singer attached for long, and yet even more than Baris or Erkin, they consciously highlighted what was different about the new sounds of the era.
Incredible fusion of ancient Anatolian melodies and instruments with prog/psych with ocassional piercing fuzz guitar. Recommended to anyone into John Berberian, Devil’s Anvil and vintage Turkish psych. Includes liner notes by Angela Sawyer.
Kâtip Arzuhalim Yaz Yare Böyle – Bahçelere Geldi Bahar – Hicaz Mandira – Üsküdara Giderken – Karsiki Yayla – Yine Bir Gülnihal – Sehnaz Longa – Drama Köprüsü / Bolu Beyi – Çanakkale Içinde Aynali Çarsi – Misket – Özüm Kaldi