Album artwork for Edip Akbayram by Edip Akbayram

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 first album collects precious singles from 1972-1974, with dark melodies that descend in loose spirals, seemingly forever. Tunes taken from mystic Sufi poets who played the baglama, but retro-fitted 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).

Edip Akbayram

Edip Akbayram

Pharaway Sounds
Album artwork for Album artwork for Edip Akbayram by Edip Akbayram by Edip Akbayram - Edip Akbayram
Album artwork for Edip Akbayram by Edip Akbayram
LP

$30.99

LP

Released 02/26/2013Catalogue Number

PHS 019LP

Edip Akbayram

Edip Akbayram

Pharaway Sounds
Album artwork for Album artwork for Edip Akbayram by Edip Akbayram by Edip Akbayram - Edip Akbayram
Album artwork for Edip Akbayram by Edip Akbayram
LP

$30.99

LP

Released 02/26/2013Catalogue Number

PHS 019LP

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 first album collects precious singles from 1972-1974, with dark melodies that descend in loose spirals, seemingly forever. Tunes taken from mystic Sufi poets who played the baglama, but retro-fitted 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).