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Le Matin des Magiciens A beautiful album, deeply rooted both in Turkish traditionnal music and the 70's "Anadolu Pop", led by Derya Yildirim's magical voice and the sound of the saz. Favorite track: Dom Dom Kurşunu.
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funklord47 Ich überleg die ganze Zeit schon was ich schreiben daß sich möglichst klug und kulturell anhört 😂 ist einfach gute Musik.

Lieblingssongs: alle haben ihre Berechtigung, aber die Covers von Oy Oy Emine und Dom Dom Kurşunu gehen ins Ohr.
Cover Empfehlung an die Band “Müdür Beyin yeşil Kürkü”

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arnokap the album is beautiful, the music is beautiful
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Rebel Up SebCat finally the debut album of Derya Yildirim and her outernational posse! deep grooves, psychedelia and traditional sounds and ofcourse Derya's wailing voice. an album to put on repeat and repeat. Favorite track: Oy Oy Emine.
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Mirza Reggy Amazing album from start to finish. Beautiful voice followed by amazing Turkish melodies. Can't wait to hear what Dirya has in store for us next. Simply amazing. Favorite track: Dom Dom Kurşunu.
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florriana This album is dream like and gorgeous, they sound so light in spirit to listen to and this first track is a balm to the heart. Favorite track: Üç Kız Bir Ana.
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Two years after the success of „Nem Kaldı“, outernational psych-pop sensation Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek deliver their debut album, „Kar Yağar“ - and it was worth the wait! Over the course of it’s 12 tracks, the powerful sound of the Bağlama [Turkish lute] and Derya Yıldırım’s stunning vocals, builds and unravels stories together with the guitars, organs, drums, flute and bass.

Kar Yağar (which translates as „Snow Falls“) has the dynamics of an epic journey through the Anatolian highlands where deep-rooted folk effortlessly switches to sparkly improvisation or dancy pop tracks.

The album was self produced at their studio in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and the band's tour de force resides in their ability to develop their personal sound and approach whilst keeping their heart tuned to Derya Yıldırım's Anatolian roots.

The album opens with „Üç Kız Bir Ana“ (three daughters, one mother), a smooth, yet epic 5/4 track that introduces the live and psychedelic sound of the band  with influences ranging from Anatolian music to 70’s jazz and early prog rock.

The title-song „Kar Yağar“ [written by Derya Yıldırım]  is a fresh pop track melodically rooted in the Turkish folk music tradition. The song's lyrics, referring to snow falling in the summer, are an extended metaphor which tells a strong and emotionally charged personal story.
Here, Grup Şimşek bring out their unmistakable signature sound - light and movement inducing tempo, elegant wah wah guitars and magical quartertoned synth licks.

Original songs and instrumentals - all composed and arranged by the band - are scattered throughout the album. Notably - „Seni Hala“, a tear-drawing ballad with stripped-down acoustic arrangement and haunting choir… And Graham Mushnik’s dreamy instrumental „Çocuklar“, in which the band chose to feature a poem by one of Turkey's most renowned 20th century poet Nâzım Hikmet Ran whose title translates as „give the world to our children“. The poem is meaningfully read by Derya’s father Mustafa Yıldırım.

The LP also contains a string of Turkish folk songs, that the band entirely re-arranged whilst preserving their original spirit and soul. In „Ey Şahin Bakışlım“ Grup Şimşek pay tribute to the Alevi culture, a minority community in Turkey for which music - and particularly the Bağlama instrument - has a sacred value. A powerful and majestic version of Mahzuni Şerif’s „Dom Dom Kurşunu“ - one of Grup Şimşek fans’ favourites at live shows - is also featured.

Kar Yağar's release will be followed by live dates across Europe over the summer  – not to be missed !

Co-release with Catapulte Records

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released May 24, 2019

Recorded and Mixed by Grup Şimşek
Mastered by Tim Stollenwerk at Stereophonic
Vinyl Cut by Adi Flück at Centraldubs

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