Sunday, 8 January 2012

***Mogollar-S/T 1971 rare 2nd album, fab Turkish Psych with fuzz guitar & Eastern instruments -MUST LISTEN!!!***

*note: i reposted this with more
pictures to illustrate how
colourful and wonderful this
band is!! DON'T MISS, i
wanna see more listeners!
-The band was founded in 1967 by Neco, Aziz Azmet, Aydın Daruga and Murat Ses who were previously members of Silüetler (silhouettes).

However, Neco left the band at the end of 1967. Also, Cahit Berkay, who was a member of Selçuk Alagöz Band, and Haluk Kunt, who was a member of Vahşi Kediler (Wild Cats), both joined the band.

Later, Haluk Kunt was replaced by Hasan Sel, who was a member of Apaşlar (Apachies) in 1968, and Aydın Daruga was replaced by Engin Yörükoğlu in 1969.

In 1970, Hasan Sel was replaced by Taner Öngür, previously a member of Meteorlar (Meteors) and the Erkin Koray Quartet.

The band tried to fuse the technical aspects of pop music with the melodies of Anatolian folk music in late 1960s and early 1970s

In July 1970, Aziz Azmet, the band's vocalist left the band and Ersen Dinleten replaced him for a short time.

Moğollar recorded Ternek/Haliç'te Gün Batışı (Ternek/Sunset on the Golden Horn) 45 rpm, and left for Paris in August 1970.

The group won the Grand Prix du Disque of the Charles Cros Academy (previously won by such groups as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix) in 1971.

Nearly all of the tracks on this album are compositions or traditional arrangements of Murat Ses, the group's keyboardist, arranger and composer. This ambum is compelling work from the Turkish scene of the early 70s -- music that fuses rock and folk roots, and which makes heavy use of the Turkish baglama -- an instrument with strong sitar-like qualities.

Most of the tunes here are instrumentals that lay the baglama solos out over heavier rhythms -- in a driving sound that's certainly got roots in folk, but which comes off with more of a rock-like intensity.

There's a bit of fuzz on some of the instrumentation, but we can't tell for sure how much electricity was used by the band -- and although the English language notes on the CD do a great job of laying out the group's history and recordings, we wish they'd give a bit more specifics on that front!

CD features a fair number of bonus tracks, including key recordings done by Mogollar in Paris -- and titles include "Ozum Kaldi", "Misket", "Behind The Dark", "Hicaz Mandira", "Yine Bir Gulnihal", "Senhaz Longa", "Hitchin", "Dag Ve Cocuk", and "Garip".

01.Katip Arzuhalim Yaz Yare Boyle
02.Bachelere Geldi Bahar
03.Hicaz Mandira
04.Uskudara Giderken
05.Karsiki Yayla
06.Yine Bir Gulnihal
07.Sehnaz Longa
08.Drama Koprusu Bolu Beyi
09.Canakkale Icinde Ayanli Carsi
11.Ozum Kaldi
12.Behind the Dark
13.Halicte Gunesin Batsi
15.Berkay Oyun Havasi
17.Yalnizlgin Ackli Guldurusu
18.Dag Ve Cocuk
19.Garip Coban

*Cahit Berkay – bağlama,guitar,kemenche,mandolin,yaylı tanbur,vocals
*Taner Öngür – bass,vocals
*Engin Yörükoğlu – drums
*Murat Ses – synthesizer, hammond organ



sfdoomed said...

This is amazing! I have only heard the two tracks on the Hava Narghile comp. Thanks for posting the album!

kospapas said...

Thanks for sharing this gem from our neighbours!!!