Following their hotly tipped 2018 debut album On – Altın Gun returns with an exhilarating second album. Gece firmly establishes the band as essential interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy and The world is rarely what it seems. While most of the material here has been a familiar part of Turkish life for many years - some of it associated with the late national icon as a leading voice in the emergent global psych-rock scene. Explosive, funky and transcendent.
Altın Gun, for example: they sound utterly Turkish, but only one of the Netherlands based band’s six members was actually born there. And while their new album, Gece, is absolutely electric, filled with funk-like grooves and explosive psychedelic textures, what they play - by their own estimation - is folk music. Neşet Ertaş – it’s definitely never been heard like this before. This music is electric Turkish history, shot through with a heady buzz of 21st century intensity. Pumping, flowing, a new and leading voice in the emergent global psych scene.