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 Hayvanlar Alemi (4 Albums, 29 Tracks)

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LOCATION:Ankara - Istanbul - Budap...
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  • Özüm İtez
  • Işık Sarıhan
  • Hazar Mutgan
  • Gökçe Başar

contemporary Turkish improv-psych-folk-rock freakouts!

"Hayvanlar Alemi is a psychedelic folk rock band founded in Ankara. They got together in secondary school in 1999, when they were 14. Classical rock and heavy metal were big influences on teenagers in Ankara then, and they started their musical venture playing hard-and-heavy covers, but very soon self-discovered free improvisation and moved into a more avant-garde approach, and later on occasionally deployed traditional instruments, found-sound elements like live radio, and colorful stage theatrics. They were influenced by the new folk-infused experimental rock scene of the late 90s Istanbul, but isolated from any music scene in Ankara, their sound and song-structure diverged from their contemporaries as they incorporated elements from the findings of their musical research into their sound, which included folk, pop and hybrid sounds of South East Asia, East and West Africa, South America and Russia, as well as Jamaican dub reggae and Californian surf.

 

Having begun self-releasing cdrs in 2004, Hayvanlar Alemi released their first album “Gaga” through Ankara label 003 Records in 2006. Their second album “Guarana Superpower”, mostly culled from tracks on their cdrs from 2007 to 2009, was released by Seattle label Sublime Frequencies in 2010, followed by a cover of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian instrumental piece “Yekermo Sew” on seven inch vinyl. Following the release of Guarana Superpower which received positive reviews from publications such as The Guardian, Uncut and Wire, Hayvanlar Alemi opened for Group Doueh in London’s Barbican Centre and played a surprise performance at All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival Curated by Animal Collective. Since then they have been touring routinely and presenting their music to live audiences in Western Europe. The band's third official album "Twisted Souvenirs", which was recorded in 2011 and 2012, came out on vinyl on Germany-based label Unrock in 2014 and on cd and digital on Turkish label Shalgam Records later in the year.

 

Hayvanlar Alemi consists of Özüm İtez, Işık Sarıhan, Hazar Mutgan and Gökçe Başar. As they have been separated by geographical boundaries since 2006, the band has a flexible repertoire which allows them to play in power-duo and power-trio formations as well. In the past few years, Hayvanlar Alemi mostly toured with an old-school three piece set up with drums (Sarıhan), bass (Mutgan) and electric guitar (İtez), with an emphasis on heavy psychedelic rock. Band's name translates to English as "Animal Kingdom". Outside music, band members work in the fields of architecture, engineering, physics and philosophy."


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User Comments

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marklaskowski on 04/04/09 at 03:33PM
Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, this is muy cool music. All instrumentals equally emitting and drenched in enveloping mood. Think Fugazi at their most musically communing moments (as seen on the DVD "Instrument") meets The Ventures meets the great K records instrumental group Pell Mell all thrown into a vat of LSD laced with equal parts thoughtful exploration and tasteful restraint. Play the page now and know the truth ... and the truth shall set you free.
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jason on 04/05/09 at 04:36PM
yeah, what Mark said! sounds inspired by much great international psych from '66-76, from Brazil to Russia to Cambodia/SE-asia to Turkey (of course), but it's all happening now in Turkey. Way better than post-rock
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earhead on 04/15/09 at 02:14AM
playing it all again, right now! thank you!
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densityofsound on 04/25/09 at 10:59AM
I am really rather fond of this stuff
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Earl Sandwich on 05/03/09 at 12:06AM
I am rather fond as well of. Really.
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hayvanlar alemi on 10/26/09 at 10:03PM
We're now on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hayvanlar-Alemi/322472450444
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NartraRadioRoma on 01/08/10 at 02:35AM
January 10, 2010 "NartraradioRoma" began to distribute the first Podcast on your blog, based on the free enjoyment of music and the first podcast di Dj Brontolo (Grumpy) there are also you come on and commented.. download .. good music to you!!!thanks!!!
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NartraRadioRoma on 01/13/10 at 06:20PM
HELLO!!!..you're in this PODCAST...check it out on...www.nartraradioroma.blogsot.com thanka a lot...bye bye by Rome!!!!
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blumblaum on 05/06/10 at 07:57AM
I think there is only one word which describes this music the best and it's «marvelous»!
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Etna. on 05/06/10 at 07:02PM
Hayvanlar Alemi? Şahaneymiş!
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hayvanlar alemi on 11/08/10 at 01:43PM
Our new album GUARANA SUPERPOWER is out on Sublime Frequencies on vinyl!

http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/item.asp?Item_id=73&cd=Hayvanlar-Alemi:-Guarana-Superpower

Order from Forced Exposure:

http://www.forcedexposure.com/artists/hayvanlar.alemi.html
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jason on 11/09/10 at 05:10PM
Yes! We just got the Guarana Superpower LP here at wfmu, from the unparalleled Sublime Frequencies label -- congrats!!
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Jaan Patterson on 11/10/10 at 11:02PM
the rush goes on...
X
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darren-hurst on 11/12/10 at 07:37PM
I'm in love x
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he_is_me on 12/03/10 at 09:01PM
Sounds not totally foreign, yet not totally familiar, guess that's what "fusion" really means.
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hayvanlar alemi on 03/01/11 at 06:06PM
GUARANA SUPERPOWER is now also available on CD from Sublime Frequencies, with 2 bonus tracks.

http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/item.asp?Item_id=78&t=Hayvanlar-Alemi:-Guarana-Superpower
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yairyona on 03/04/11 at 05:14PM
this life is strange. one day you have not idea about Hayvanlar Alemi
the next day you're a super fan. wow.
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odiolitos on 03/18/11 at 05:22AM
I normally HATE dub music, so the prospect of a record where most song titles end with the "d" word made me wary... Boy, was I wrong!! These guys just got a new screaming fan.
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hayvanlar alemi on 07/17/11 at 01:32PM
we did a video for Ineffable Dresscode:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sbcHR-PCVs

enjoy.
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hayvanlar alemi on 05/24/12 at 07:01PM
we have two new little releases:

(1)

Yekermo Sew limited seven inch single on Sublime Frequencies, a cover of Mulatu Astatke's Ethiopian jazz-funk classic.

listen here: http://soundcloud.com/hayvanlaralemi/hayvanlar-alemi-yekermo-sew

order here: http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/item.asp?Item_id=85&t=Hayvanlar-Alemi---Yekermo-Sew

(2)

last summer we re-recorded our 2007 song Kaptan Hayvanlar Alemi, and now it is released (as 'Kaptan Hayvanlar Alemi 2011') in a download compilation album of Turkish alternative music, 'Kompile Karga 03', by Karga Bar in Istanbul.

listen and download here: http://soundcloud.com/hayvanlaralemi/hayvanlar-alemi-kaptan
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milanamarty on 06/21/13 at 05:15PM
Great!
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milanamarty on 06/21/13 at 05:15PM
Great!
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hayvanlar alemi on 08/04/14 at 06:26PM
New album "Twisted Souvenirs" out on Unrock on vinyl:
http://hayvanlaralemi.org/twisted-souvenirs.html
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