Islandman Vinyl, CD & tapes by Islandman at Norman Records

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Islandman
Kaybola

Islandman, a three-piece from Turkey, have managed to turn their experiences of travelling the world into their second album 'Kaybola'. Across its length they squeeze in Japanese, Bulgarian, Tuvaluan influences, all while maintaining a distinctly Turkish sound. The sum is a worldly record of experimental jazz-inflected electronics.

Islandman
Rest In Space

The press release is eager to get the names of Baris Manco and Erkin Koray in there as a comparison to the sound of fellow Turk, Islandman. I feel that may be underselling Rest in Space slightly. Yes, there is a mix of Turkish folk with Western instrumentation here, but other than that, Islandman forges his own path, making an intoxicating mix of experimental electronics punctuated by distinctly Turkish instrumentation.