Kaybola (1CD)

Turkish trio Islandman are setting off on a cross-cultural sound journey with their second album “Kaybola”  which means to get lost to find a new way in Turkish. The record is chock full of ethnocultural material from Japan to Bulgaria, including field recordings of Tuva, Central Asia throat singers.  Shamanic rhythms were introduced to nomadic guitars, combining with compact electronic structures, finally transforming jazz elements into dance movements of a tribe that no one knew and emerged as ‘KAYBOLA’. An intoxicating mix of experimental electronics punctuated by distinctly Turkish instrumentation.

The album features the single ‘Lamani’ a hypnotically psychedelic hip-swiveler of a track. It also features their latest single ‘Dimitro’ which is their superb re-work of a traditional Bulgarian wedding song using 808 drum machine & bass to work it into a slow-mo dance track whilst retaining the raw vocals and ritualistic feeling. Tolga found the original record whilst digging in a world music record store in Istanbul and immediately fell in love with the vocals.

Other highlights on the record include sunset, chill fave ‘Khepre’, the dancefloor chugger ‘Shu’ & the superbly catchy trumpet banger ‘Sahara’ Pink Floyd vibes on the hippie synth based ‘Hold Your Breath’. This special edition includes 5 tracks that are not on the digital album each with their own unique style and includes collaborations with Ibiza legend DJ Pippi on Sem Voce and the jazz journey of Lumiere, produced in Denmark with label mates The Swan & The Lake & Langkilde.

Altogether a wonderful new album by islandman who has taken another musical leap forward from his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Rest in Space’. An album which has just been re-issued on Limited Edition yellow vinyl!

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Title Performer / Composer
Dimitro islandman
Kaybola islandman
Zebra islandman
Hold Your Breath islandman
Lumiere islandman, The Swan & The Lake, Frederik Langkilde
Marakesh islandman
Jambo Maro islandman
Sem Voce islandman, DJ Pippi, Copenema
Khepre islandman
Shu! islandman
Lamani islandman
Island Dub islandman
Rama islandman, Troels Hammer, Frederik Langkilde
Sumeru islandman

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Weight 105 g