Saturday, 30 November 2013

Ersen's Top 5 Greatest Riffs

As any self-respecting Turkish Rock/Anadolu Pop Fan knows, When it comes to Riffs, there is only one man in the game; Ersen. He literally is as good as Led Zeppelin when it comes to RIFFING. Thankfully his greatest are all on Spotify, largely thanks to the comp that Finders Keepers put out, collating his classic singles recorded with bands like Mogöllar, Kardaslar and Üc Hur El (forgive my umlauting). Here are my top five:

5. Dostlar Beni Hatirlasin: A bass riff to start things on. Nice and chill

4. Derman Bulunmaz: Mmm a nice lite disco vibe

3. Ternek: A staple of the band Mogollar... also on their album Anadolu Pop (or Les Mogol) in an instrumental version. Extra points for being in 7/8

2. Guzele Bak Guzele: Heavvvvy. That intro is such a good sample. Fuck it I might do it myself (0% publishing-tastic). If you use the sample then credit and pay me please, just like Drake.

1. Sor Kendine: This one takes the cake. WHAT A RIFF

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Touchkeys: SICK

I must say this video is damned impressive... It sounds very very realistic on it's own, and would obviously be much harder to pick out if in a dense track. Obviously a real violin player is what you want but as all producers know, you don't always have the time/money for that luxury

There's more information on their Kickstarter page, and another couple of videos... they've reached way over what they asked for funding-wise. Once it comes to market you're looking at several hundred pounds to mod a 61-key MIDI keyboard. The possibilities are mind-bending though... think of the bonkers synth action you could have, although you need to be a bit nifty on the ivories

Saturday, 16 November 2013

My Mum in a Classic Piece of Brazilian Experimental Cinema

Weirdest blog post title ever. My mum had been on at me to put this on YouTube as she doesn't understand uploading and all that jazz. Wanted to send it round to some of her friends in Brazil (she's brazilian, me and sister were born there)... So, when she was a teenager she had a cameo in a bonkers Brazilian New Wave film called 'Meteorango Kid, Héroi Intergaláctico', directed and written by Andre Luiz Oliveira.

To be honest, the film is pretty unwatchable, but it's so cool that my mum was in it. It's especially awesome to me that the film had songs written for it by the earliest incarnation of Novos Baianos... Moraes Moreira, Galvão and Paulinho Boca De Cantor... the song plays in the opening credits, and of course it's beautiful

The poster for the film is wicked, I would absolutely KILL to have it so if any fans of the film stumble upon this and have one/know where to get one, hit me uppppp

P.S My mum is the 1st one to speak

Friday, 15 November 2013

Roly Poly Fish Heads

Jesus Christ, go to 2:18. With thanks to a selection from Mark Pritchard on Dummy magazine's website