The unrivalled masters of the 21st century Turkish psychedelic music, BaBa ZuLa go to great lengths to provide their followers with a unique experience both on their live shows and on their recordings. By mixing oriental instruments such as the electric saz, darbuka, and spoons with electronics and modern sounds, BaBa ZuLa creates their own sound called ‘Istanbul psychedelia’. BaBa ZuLa’s music is oriental Istanbul rock’n roll that rolls in a futuristic way and is inspired by the late 60’s.
Their shamanic ritual like performances are a mixture of art disciplines; often featuring belly dancers, elaborate costumes, poetry, theatre and live drawing, delivering audiences a tantalizing audio-visual feast. BaBa ZuLa share their legacy with us through their music, music born in Istanbul. BaBa ZuLa features founding members Levent Akman (spoons, percussions, machines, toys), Murat Ertel (saz and other stringed instruments, vocals, oscillators, theremin), Ümit Adakale on darbuka and percussion as well as Periklis Tsoukalas on electric oud.
BaBa ZuLa, the legendary ensemble from Istanbul, have brilliantly established themselves over the past two decadesas the missing link between Turkish Psych, Krautrock and dubwise stylings.The Kızıl Gözlüm EP, the first follow-up to their career spanning retrospective "XX,” findsthe band more experimental and expansive than ever. The 3-track EP features exploratory versions of songs from their upcoming Glitterbeat album“Derin Derin”(out in 2019 September)