Sunday, May 20

Farsi Funk, Bosphorus Beats


"A few months ago on a lazy Sunday afternoon, as I was strolling down the quirky fashion drag that is Toronto’s Queen Street, I spotted something in the corner of my eye that seemed just ever so slightly out of context. Stopping for a moment, I looked into the display window of a trendy vinyl store, and eyed there amongst the colourful sleeves of obscure folk and rock albums the word Zendooni (Persian for ‘Prisoner’) in garish yellow lettering above a conspicuously Iranian-looking woman in a field of sunflowers; Funk, psychedelia and pop from the Iranian pre-revolution generation read the description. Lacking a record player, I immediately looked up the album on the Internet upon arriving at home (after enjoying a dose of coffee and pre-Revolution Iranian pop art at nearby R², of course), and discovered that it was yet another pressing by the American record label Light in the Attic, which had previously released albums in a similar vein such as Khana Khana!, as well as a formidable compilation of hits by the Iranian rocker Kourosh Yaghmaei and a previously unreleased selection of songs by the hitherto unknown Tehran-based garage band The Jokers. ..."
Reorient (Video)
Soundcloud: Turkish 70s Groovy Funk, Psychedelic Rock on Vinyl, Turkish 70's Groovy Funk, Psychedelic Rock on Vinyl (Part II)
YouTube: Turkish 70s Groovy Funk, Psychedelic Rock on Vinyl, Turkish 70's Groovy Funk, Psychedelic Rock on Vinyl (Part II)

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