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#anatolian folk rock


(TR) Kariyerlerinin 52. yılını kutlayan Türk müzik tarihinin efsanevi grubu Moğollar; dünyaca ünlü Artone Studio'larında, direct - to - disc (doğrudan plağa kayıt) teknolojisiyle kaydedilen yeni albümleri 'Anatolian Sun Part 1 & Part 2' ile karşımızda!

Grubun; 11 yıl aradan sonra gelen ve iki ayrı albüm halinde plak formatında da yayınlanacak olan albümü Anatolian Sun; Moğollar'ın konser performanslarına en yakın kayıtları olma özelliğini taşıyor. Herhangi bir düzenleme yapılmadan tek seferde ve tamamen canlı kaydedilen albüm; Gülbaba Records & Night Dreamer Records etiketiyle 11 Aralık'ta plak formatında ve dijital olarak yayınlandı.

(EN) In the beginning, there was Moğollar. 
Formed at the end of 1967 with five young musicians, Moğollar were the original Anadolu psych originators. They were the first Turkish pop band who tried to blend the microtonal folklore and traditional instruments of rural Anatolia with Western pop and rock; they were the first Turkish psychedelic band to achieve overseas recognition, winning the prestigious French Grand Prix Du Disque in 1971 after a period in Paris; and they coined the very phrase ‘Anadolu Pop’ with their first album release. They were radical, innovative, and hugely popular, and when the great artists of the Turkish rock revolution appeared on the scene, Moğollar were already there – stars including Barış Manço, Selda, Cem Karaca and Ersen all recorded with them or briefly joined the line-up. Moğollar were and are the undisputed pioneers of the style.

More than fifty years after first forming, Moğollar materialised in the Artone Studios to give a masterclass in fuzzed-out folklore and Turkish psychedelic roots for Night Dreamer’s Direct-to-Disc series – a fitting follow-up to Night Dreamer’s BaBa ZuLa set, coming straight from the group who laid the foundations of the genre.  

In 1971, having already released numerous singles, they secured an album deal with French label Guild International du Disques. Travelling to Paris that year, they recorded their first major statement, Danses Et Rythmes de la Turquie d’Hier à Aujourd’hui, a set later released in Turkey as Anadolu Pop. The album won a prestigious French award – the Grand Prix du Disque from the L’Académie Charles Cros, an honour that had been won in the past by Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine. Moğollar, and Anadolu psychedelic pop, had arrived on the international scene. 

In 1976, after many more releases and line-up changes, and pressured by an increasingly difficult political situation in Turkey, the group dissolved for seventeen years, and various members dispersing to exile in Paris and Berlin. However, after a petition from their fanbase asked them to reform, they agreed to play a comeback concert in 1993. It was a huge success, and reunited, they went on to record some of their greatest work. Led today by original member Cahit Berkay alongside original bass player Taner Öngür, and joined by Cem Karaca’s son Emrah, Moğollar continue to push their uniquely original brand of fuzz-scorched folk-rock and crackling Anadolu psychedelia forward into a new millennium.

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