Monday 16 April 2018, 7.30pm
Celebrating the publication of 'The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych 1965-1980' by Daniel Spicer.
Daniel Spicer in conversation with The Wire’s Francis Gooding, discussing the making of the book and shedding light on the themes and personalities it covers.
Live music from F. Ampism, performing a specially-commissioned head-trip of 21st century psychedelia based on a fragment of Turkish psych.
DJ Debora Ipekel (Sounds Of The Universe) playing original Turkish psych bangers.
Books will be available for purchase.
Published by Repeater Books.
About the book:
In the mid-1960s, a new generation of young Turkish musicians combined Western pop music with traditional Anatolian folk to forge the home-grown phenomenon of Anadolu Pop. But that was just the beginning. Through the second half of that turbulent decade, Turkish rock warped and transformed, striking out into wilder and stranger territory – fuelled by the psychedelic revolution and played out over a backdrop of cultural, social and political turmoil.
The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion tells the story of a musical movement that was brought to an end by a right-wing coup in 1980, largely forgotten and only recently being rediscovered by Western crate-diggers. It’s a tale of larger-than-life musical pioneers with raging political passions and visionary ideas ripe for rediscovery.
“… as a knowledgeable and thoughtful overview to a scene which is now more accessible than ever, this serves as a perfect introduction.” – The Wire