Twisted Souvenirs

by Hayvanlar Alemi

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shaun rogan Scientist rock from Turkish collective. Successfully bending genres at will, Hayvanlar are sometimes like a Turkish Causa Sui, sometimes like a doomy metal band but ultimately all Twisted Souvenirs. Great stuff! Favorite track: Hadron Collider Twist.
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densityofsound I utterly love this band. Nothing more to it.
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"Extraordinarily nimble and muscular, the players contribute frenzied performances that urge the listener to move - exceedingly rare in modern rock. Hayvanlar Alemi attack their compositions with the bloodthirsty zeal of peak Kyuss, but Twisted Souvenirs is a great deal more inspired and imaginative than any so called desert rock." - Wire

"Twisted Souvenirs, psikedeli ve sörf rock’ın dirsek temasının zirve noktasından gelen bir kayıt gibi. Her Hayvanlar Alemi albümünde olduğu gibi melodik fikirlerin nasıl yoğurulacağı ve çeşitlendirileceği konusunda epey kafa patlatıp, daha detaylandırılmış bir prodüksiyonla çıktı bu yıl karşımıza. Twisted Souvenirs, can sıkıntısına birebir, hareketsiz bünyelere ilaç gibi bir albüm!" - Bant

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released August 5, 2014

Özüm İtez: Guitar
Işık Sarıhan: Drums & Percussion
Hazar Mutgan: Bass
Gökçe Başar: Guitar (03,04,08)

music: 01,02,06: İtez, Sarıhan, Mutgan; 03,04,08: İtez, Sarıhan, Mutgan, Başar; 05: Mulatu Astatke; 07: Levent Yüksel; Recorded on the road between 2011-2012 at Ijland Studios - Amsterdam (06,07); Molotov Studios - Stockholm (03,04); Deneyevi - İstanbul (01,04); Raven - Ankara (08). Arranged, mixed and mastered by Hayvanlar Alemi, Cover art by



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Inverted Spectrum Records Ankara, Turkey

Inverted Spectrum Records focuses on releasing experimental music, psychedelic rock and long lost material of disbanded bands, from Turkey and around the world.

Forthcoming releases: A compilation of contemporary Serbian bands and a new solo guitar album by Özüm İtez of Hayvanlar Alemi.
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