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Altın Gün

Turkish psychedelics, Netherlands
Management: Ronald Keizer
+31 (0)6 -53 62 82 77 - ronald@blipagency.com
Booker: Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346 - jeroen@blipagency.com
Territory: World
Amsterdam’s Altin Gün have built a strong reputation for fusing past and present to make brilliantly catchy, upbeat pop music, as seen with their Grammy-nominated second album, Gece. Yol, their third album in as many years, continues that trend; while unveiling a number of sonic surprises. It should be no surprise to learn that the band again draws from the rich and incredibly diverse traditions of Anatolian and Turkish folk music. But however familiar the story, Yol is not just a record that reframes traditional sounds for a contemporary audience. The album, which often presents a strongly international, poppy sound, also signals a very different approach in making and recording for the band. Singer Merve Dasdemir takes up the story: “We were basically stuck at home for three months making home demos, with everybody adding their parts. The transnational feeling maybe comes from that process of swapping demos over the internet, some of the music we did in the studio, but lockdown meant we had to follow a different approach”

The critically acclaimed Amsterdam-based Anatolian rock and Turkish Psychedelic Folk
band, Altın Gün, release their third album, Yol, on Glitterbeat Records (Europe) and ATO
Records (America).
Release date: February 26 2021
Amsterdam’s Altin Gün have built a strong reputation for fusing past and present to make
brilliantly catchy, upbeat pop music, as seen with their Grammy-nominated second album,
Gece. Yol, their third album in as many years, continues that trend; while unveiling a number
of sonic surprises.
It should be no surprise to learn that the band again draws from the rich and incredibly
diverse traditions of Anatolian and Turkish folk music. But however familiar the story, Yol is
not just a record that reframes traditional sounds for a contemporary audience. The album,
which often presents a strongly international, poppy sound, also signals a very different
approach in making and recording for the band. Singer Merve Dasdemir takes up the story:
“We were basically stuck at home for three months making home demos, with everybody
adding their parts. The transnational feeling maybe comes from that process of swapping
demos over the internet, some of the music we did in the studio, but lockdown meant we had
to follow a different approach.”
Yol displays a noticeable dreaminess, maybe born from this enforced time to reflect. And
select elements of late 1970s or early 1980s “Euro” synth pop also shine through. This new
musical landscape was nurtured by certain instrument choices; namely the Omnichord,
heard on ‘Arda Boylari’, ‘Kara Toprak’ and ‘Sevda Olmasaydi’, and the drum-machine, an
instrument that is key to the gorgeous closing number, ‘Esmerim Güzelim’. Dasdemir once
more: “ bassplayer Jasper Verhulst loved the song. He said, ‘it doesn’t sound like Altın Gün,
this sounds like a Turkish kindergarten music teacher from the 1980s using an 808!’
As ever, the tracks are the result of a true group effort, with ideas on Omnichord, 808 and
other elements - such as field recordings and new age-esque ideas - continually kicked
about between the six band members. At a safe distance of course.
The record also owes something to a new approach to recording, with the band working with
Asa Moto (the Ghent-based producer-crew, Oliver Geerts and Gilles Noë) who mixed the
record. Before this the band always recorded on tape with their own sound engineer.
It would be wrong to say that what made Altın Gün such a loved and successful band has
been left to one side. The pressure-cooker workouts, ‘Sevda Olmasaydı’ and ‘Maçka Yolları’
are classic cuts from the band. And their signature employment of a dizzying array of ideas
and approaches can be heard with the marked Brazilian feel of ‘Kara Toprak’ and ‘Yekte’.
Cosmic reggae filters through the grooves of ‘Yüce Dağ Başında’, and there is a steaming
version of ‘Hey Nari’ which gives the traditional composition by Ali Ekber Çiçek a kick onto
the dancefloor. And whisper it, but ‘Bulunur Mu’ nods to ‘Pa’ by Doe Maar…

But with Yol, Altın Gün have maybe patented their own magical process of reimagining and
sonic path-finding, one probably not heard since the late 1960s and early 1970s British folk-
rock boom. Less of a reworking than a seduction, their recordings transport the listener to a world where the original songs never previously inhabited. Merve Dasdemir again: “After we worked on them, they got a whole new life of their own. Maybe we went a little bit too far (laughs).”

Altin Gün are:
Ben Rider (guitar)
Daniel Smienk (drums)
Jasper Verhulst (bass)
Merve Dasdemir (vocals)
Erdinç Ecevit (saz, keys, vocals)
Gino Groenveld (percussion)

Discography:

Albums
2021 – Yol (Glitterbeat and ATO Records)
2019 - Gece (Glitterbeat and ATO Records)
2018 – On (Bongo Joe Records)

Pitchfork; ” If this year sees a livelier, more jubilant amalgam of disco breaks with saz than Yol’s “Hey Nari,” then 2021 will have been an outlandishly funky time indeed”
and ” gorgeous despondency of the folk melodies blends with glittering pop production in a stream of gilded melancholy.”

Folk Radio;  ” The saying has it that traditions are made to be broken. If that’s the case, then Altın Gün has smashed them to bit”

World Wide FM; ” Yol (meaning “road”) brings together all vectors of the Altın Gün experience and delivers their most compelling and individual album to date.”


Booking Info

Booker

Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346
jeroen@blipagency.com

Territory

World

AGENDA

2021

Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
Muziekgieterij
Maastricht
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
La Vapeur
Dijon (FR)
den Atelier
Luxembourg
Watt & Schlick Festival
Varel

HISTORY

2021

Paradiso
Amsterdam (NL)
Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie
Leeuwarden

2020

Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
Eurosonic
Groningen
AMOK Festival
Brugge (BE)
Koninklijk theater Carré
Amsterdam
Koninklijk theater Carré
Amsterdam
The Porch Festival
Amersfoort
Rocklette Festival
Val de Bagnes (CH)
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
Paradiso
Amsterdam (NL)
Burgerweeshuis
Deventer (NL)
Oosterpoort
Groningen
Doornroosje
Nijmegen (NL)
Lofi
Amsterdam
Festival Chorus La Seine Musicale
Boulogne-Billancourt
Babylon
Istanbul
Babylon
Istanbul
Intercultureel Centrum De Centrale
Gent
Centre Culturel Kulturfabrik Asbl
Esch-sur-Alzette
Bollwerk 107
Moers
Salzhaus
Winterhur
Santeria Social Club
Milano
Flex
Vienna
Palac Akropolis
Praque
Conne Island
Leipzig
Astra Kulturhaus
Berlin
Oosterpoort Noorderslag
Groningen

2019

Doornroosje
Nijmegen
Kulturhaus
Cologne
Mojo Club
Hamburg
Zoom
Frankfurt am Main
Ampere
Munich
Paard van Troje
Den Haag
Paard van Troje
Den Haag (NL)
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
L'Aeronef
Lille
Salle F Mauriac
St Macaire
Le Florida
Agen
Victorie 2
Montpellier
Cabaret Aleatoire
Marseille
Jameson Urban Routes Festival
Lisboa
Musicbox
Lisboa (PT)
De Effenaar
Eindhoven
Elsewhere
New York City
Space Ballroom
Hamden
Rialto Theatre
Montreal
Mississippi Studios
Portland
Neumos
Seattle
The Independent
San Fransisco
Desert Daze
Moreno Valley
Mission Ballroom
Denver
Mission Ballroom
Denver
White Oak Lawn
Housten
Toyota Music Factory
Irving
Ecos (TBC)
Ecos
Coconut Music Festival
Abbaye Aux Dames
Hop Pop Hop Festival
Orleans
La Cigale
XOYO
London
Nilufer
Bursa
Holly Stone
Antalya
Check in Party
Gueret
La Route du Rock
St. Malo
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco
The Greek
Los Angeles
Teragram Ballroom
Los Angeles
Crocodile
Crocodile
Pickathon
Portland
Turf Club
Minneapolis
Lincoln Hall
Chicago
Rock & Roll Hotel
Washington
Kung Fu Necktie
Philadelphia
Rough Trade
New York City
The Sinclair
Boston
Fairmount Theatre
Montreal
Hillside festival
Guelph
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Winnipeg
MadNes Festival
Nes / Ameland
Down The Rabbit Hole
Ewijk
Schmittner Openair
Chur
Kulturzentrum Dieselstrasse
Esslingen
Kulturladen Konstanz e.V.
Konstanz
Conrad Sohm
Festival'Neuch
Neuchâtel
Barby Club
Tel Aviv
Tower Club
Bremen
UT Connewitz
Leipzig
Peter Weiss Haus
Rostock
Franz Mehlhose
Erfurt
E-Werk Erlangen
Erlangen
Epicerie Moderne
Feyzin
Pole Etudiant
Nantes
Parque de San Isidro
Madrid
The Jazzcafe
London
Bevrijdingsfestival Limburg
Roermond
Bevrijdingsfestival Utrecht
Utrecht
Les Nuits Botanique
Brussels
Sishane
Istanbul
Sishane
Istanbul
Sishane
Istanbul
Motel Mozaique
Rotterdam
KFZ Marburg
Marburg
Jazzhaus
Jazzhaus
Les Trinitaires
Metz
Red Theater
Abu Dhabi
Milla
Munich
Kino Siska
Ljubljana
Alte Feuerwache
Mannheim
Schlachthof
Wiesbaden
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht

2018

Paard van Troje
Den Haag
013 Poppodium Tilburg
Tilburg
Burgerweeshuis
Deventer
The lansdowne hotel
Sydney
Gizzfest
Melbourne
The Tivoli
Brisbane
Salon IKSV
Istanbul
Salon IKSV
Istanbul
Salon IKSV
Istanbul
Soundports Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
Barby Club
Tel Aviv-Yafo
Primeurs de Massy
Massy
Le Temps Machine
Joué-lès-Tours
Primeurs de Massy Festival
Castres
Primavera Club
Barcelona
Bime
La Centrifugeuse
Pau Cedex
Gardens of babylon
Bordeaux
Staccato
Novomax
Quimper
Echonova
Vannes
MaMa Festival
Paris
Les Mardi du Marais
Roanne
Le Periscope
Lyon
Bee Flat
Bern
L'Amalgame
Yverdon-les-Bains
Espace Django
Strasbourg
Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Nancy
Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Nancy
Maison Folie Moulins
Lille
Maison Folie Moulins
Lille
Nuit des Lampions
Wiltz
Reeperbahn Festival
Hamburg
Faust
Hanover
Milla
Munich
Kino Siska
Ljubljana
Aperitivo al Verde
Castello di Godego
Sudpol
Kriens
Forest Sounds
Vorst
Into The Great Wide Open
Vlieland (NL)
Caph Arts Naum Festival
Lafouche
Cultura Nova
Heerlen
Theatro Cicro
Braga
Ariano Folk Festival
Ariano
Wintherturer Festwochen
Wintherturer Festwochen
Open Air Kaserne
Basel
Burning Eagle Festival
Weinturm Open Air
Bad Windesheim
Hafen 2
Offenbach am Mein
Appletreegarden Festival
Diepholz
Festival Sinsal
Vigo
Das Fest
Karlsruhe
Viellies Charrues
Carhaix
Bras de Fer
Nantes
Am Schluss Festival
Thun
Paleo Festival
Cabaret Frappe
Grenoble
North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam
La Noce
Chicoutimi
Festival d'été Québec
Ville de Québec
Festival d'été Québec
Ville de Québec
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL
Montreal
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Duisburg
Extraschicht Festival
Duisburg
Fusion Festival
Lärz
Fusion Festival
Lärz
Festival Viellies Ecluses
Carrieres sous Poissy
Rio Loco
Toulouse
Joker Pub
Angers
Clandestino Festival
Best Kept Secret
Hilvarenbeek, NL
International Festival of Technology
Delft
Woodstock69
Bloemendaal
Tomavistas Festival
Madrid
Openluchttheater Vondelpark
Amsterdam
Roots & Hybrid Festival
Arhus
Alice
Copenhagen
Festival Les Nuits Sonores
Lyon
Bevrijdingsfestival Overijssel
Zwolle
Bevrijdingspop
Haarlem
Bevrijdingsfestival Haarlem
Haarlem
Ringlockschuppen
Bielefeld
Bitterzoet
Amsterdam
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels
Palma Festival
Caen
Banlieues Bleues
Paris
Babylon
Istanbul
Tremor Festival
The Azores
Stadschouwburg Leiden
Leiden
Astrolabe
Orleans
La Sirene
La Rochelle
Stereolux
Nantes
La Cooperative De Mai
Clermont Ferrand
La Maroquinerie
Paris
La Bobine
La Bobine
Hors Pistes
Annecy
Centre Culturel Le Nouveau
Fribourg
Willem Twee poppodium
Den Bosch
Noorderslag
Groningen
Eurosonic
Groningen

2017

La Maroquinerie
Paris
Transmusicales de Rennes
Rennes
Rotondes
Luxemburg
Face Z festival
Geneva
Bad Bonn
Düdingen
Intercultureel Centrum De Centrale
Gent
Lombok Festival
Utrecht
Le Guess Who?
Utrecht
Le Guess Who?
Utrecht
Garaj Istanbul
Istanbul
Paradiso (Noord Tolhuistuin)
Amsterdam (NL)
Simplon
Groningen (NL)
Ancienne Belgique
Brussel / Bruxelles
Nacht van de Kunst & Kennis
Leiden (NL)
013 Poppodium Tilburg
Tilburg
Woodstock69
Bloemendaal aan Zee (NL)
Into the Woods
Amersfoort (NL)
Into The Great Wide Open
Vlieland (NL)
Embassy Festival
Den Haag
Artis ZOOmeravonden
Amsterdam
Det Turkise Telt
Noorderzon Festival
Groningen (NL)
Maassilo
Rotterdam (NL)
Lowlands
Biddinghuizen
Zomerparkfeest
Venlo
Herbakkersfestival
Canadaplein
Dak
Rotterdam
Openluchttheater Vondelpark
Amsterdam (NL)
Duizel in het Park
Rotterdam
Micro Fest
Liege (BE)
Haarlem
Himmelstorm Festival
Hundested
Young Art Festival
Beverwijk
Valkhof Festival
Nijmegen
Wildeburg Festival
Kraggenburg
Zwarte Cross
Lichtenvoorde
De Parade
Rotterdam
Burgerweeshuis
Deventer (NL)
Metropolis
Rotterdam
Recyclart
Brussels
Amsterdam Roots
Amsterdam
Surfana
Hafen 2
Offenback am Main
Rasafari Open-Air
Schaffhausen
Reasonanz
Loreto
Beaches Brew
Ravenna
Serralves Museum
Porto
Paard van Troje
Den Haag (NL)
Eindhoven Psych Lab presents / Effenaar
Eindhoven
Theatertroep minifestival
Den Helder
Bevrijdingsfestival Haarlem
Haarlem
Bevrijdingsfestival Nijmegen
Nijmegen
Bevrijdingsfestival Wageningen
Wageningen
Bevrijdingsfestival Utrecht
Utrecht
De Ceuvel
Amsterdam
Motel Mozaique
Rotterdam
Grasnapolsky
Kootwijk
Grasnapolsky
Kootwijk
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
Doornroosje
Nijmegen (NL)
Simplon - Eurosonic Afterparty
Groningen