(known as Anadolu rock and also as Turkish rock)
Each place has its own sounds, even the rustling of the leaves sounds different from place to place.
How it sounds
Like rock of the ’70s, too melodic, on the verge of art-rock, but in Turkish.
With many violins in the background, even traditional instruments.
Why listen to it
There are many remarkable musicians and the compositions are quite high quality. And because you are over 50 and you want a melody in your ears.
It often looks like a musical caricature of ’60s French songs or some American pop rock.
And why Turkish is foreign to you as a language.
Where we meet it
When it started
The late 50s to early 80s
Who are the pioneers
Erol Büyükburç, when in the late 50’s he started making adaptations of American hits in Turkish, which sounded completely different.
Also Timur Selçuk and Barış Manço established the genre.
You must listen
Cem Karaca, Erkin Koray, Selda Bağcan, Moğollar
Days of glory
In the most democratic times of Turkey, in the ‘70s
Its local character could not cross the borders of the country.
It is essentially cut and sewn only for the closed society of Turkey.
What is it confused with
With Turkish folk, psychedelic folk, and folk-rock
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Like French “lovey-dovey” ballads, but in Turkish.