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Friday, March 12, 2010

Alper Kaya - 5 tracks (TURK 2010)

ALPER KAYA (aka: alper ve sihirli gitarı' = ''alper and his magic guitar'') sent me some tracks to feature on HLFP. Alper is into experimental psych guitar sounds and records with rather primitive equipment:
"I recently started to record, so there are only 5 recordings. I don't have an expensive guitar, an amp or an effect pedal. I made my songs with a cheap guitar, a broken cable and a very old computer. That caused some 'harsh harsh' sounds, but they made it much more lo-fi and much more good..."
(A. K. via email)

Q: Where exactly are you from?
A: I was living in Istanbul, Turkey until this year. I moved to Ankara to study Industrial Design this year. I recorded these songs in my dormitory room.
Q: How recorded?
A: I don't (own) any equipments, but a cheap electric guitar, a blue cable and an old laptop computer. I don't have enough money to buy some expensive stuff. Actually, I don't need something expensive.
Q: When recorded?
A: Last days of 2009 and first days of 2010.
Q: Who involved? Who played what?
A: Only me. I wanted to put my voice into songs and speak/sing but i don't have a mic. So you are hearing only a guitar sound.
Q: Any more releases?
A: I've started recording recently. I do not have any other releases.
Q: Since when does this project exist/are you into music?
A: I've been into music since my high school years. This project started on December 2009.
Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?
A: I was in a band at high school. We were making some noises and experimental sounds on the songs that we like. But there are no recordings of them.
Q: How'd you "label" your music?
A: I'd call it psychedelic and outsider.
Q: Influences?
A: There are many... mostly Syd Barrett, Alexander Skip Spence, Can, Beefheart, 13th Floor Elevators, early Hawkwind, The Phantom Payn, Henry Flynt and lots of 60s psychedelic music.
Q: Website?
You can mail me: alperkaya... (complete address in zip-file)
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
A: My music is more meaningful when it is played in (the) dark and before sleeping. It is hard to get used to this music, but after a few listenings you may become addicted to it.
One of my biggest dreams is to see another country and play my songs at different places on earth.

I hope Alper will continue to record, his first attempts are very promising.

ALPER KAYA - 5 tracks
(mp3-zip, 5 tracks, 9 min, 8 MB)
Get it here or here or here!

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