Edip Akbayram (1974) white vinyl
WHITE VINYL, 121 HAND-NUMBERED COPIES ONLY!
Edip Akbayram’s a frail guy who spent his childhood unable to walk, but once he grew up he was on Istanbul TV in a whitey-fro and knee length colored robes. Akbayram’s voice is big & open, and it took him all across Turkey at the height of Anatolian psychedelia.
This 1st album collects precious singles from 1972-74, with dark melodies that descend in loose spirals, seemingly forever. Tunes taken from mystic Sufi poets who played the ba?lama, but retrofitted with hard plowing electric bass lines, funky drums, fuzz-wah guitars and keyboards.
Remastered sound, insert / booklet with photos and liner notes by Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records).
Tracklist:Ince Ince Bir Kar YaGar – Degmen Benim Gamli Yasl? Gönlüme – Dumanli Dumanli Oy Bizim Eller – Anam Aglar Basucumda Oturur – Bosu Bosuna – Daglar Dagladi Beni – Yakar Inceden Inceden – Deniz Üstü Köpürür – Sev Beni Beni – Kükredi Çimenler