Umut Adan (Psych Rock, Türkei)
Umut Adan (Psych Rock, Türkei) Gefördert durch die Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien.
Umut Adan is a Turkish musician born and bred in Istanbul.
Since he was a kid, he was exposed to a variety of cultural influences and soon came
under the spell of folk music, with a particular interest for 70 s Anadolu Pop the folk
- rock movement that became the soundtrack of a historic period full of amazing transitions and dramatic changes.
After relocating to Italy, Umut began working on his own songs, releasing a couple of
45 s produced by Marco Fasolo (mastermind of psych-pop mavericks Jennifer Gentle,
the first Italian band signed by Sub Pop). The singles had limited release but anyway
were able to get excellent reviews from critics like Byron Coley (The Wire)
Soon after that Umut returned to Turkey, kept playing live and finally got picked up by
Jack White as the opening act for his Turkish tour.
Comforted by the warm reception, Umut then started planning his first full release.
The eponymous album was recorded in London at Toe Rag Studios and the sessions were
helmed by Marco Fasolo and Liam Watson (who has worked with a list of notable clients
going from the Kills to the White Stripes).
The final result is an album of folk-inflected songs, but with lots of fuzz guitars and funky
breaks in the best 70 s Turkish psych tradition and also peppered here and there by
weirder arrangement touches like inventive percussion or the mellotron that spices up a
song like Güneş .
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