Arkadaslar! Jakuzi don’t sound like any other band out there right now, most certainly not like any other band on City Slang. They've released their first single "Koca Bir Saçmalik" today, from the album “Fantezi Müzik” out March 24th via City Slang... more on the release after the jump, but first, stream/preorder the album or watch the video here:
Their debut album 'Fantezi Müzik' could be described as a lo-fi pop masterpiece from a faraway time, place and perhaps an alternate universe. That has a bit to do with the birthplace of this extraordinary band, a place that can often feel like a million dimensions: Istanbul, Turkey! While music fans and the press were busy catching up on the Turkish legacy of 70s rock and psychedelia, a very active and vibrant underground music scene was developing under the radar in Istanbul. Jakuzi are the latest offspring, and their debut record might just change the international perception of contemporary Turkish music. The debut album 'Fantezi Müzik’ will be released on City Slang worldwide March 24th.
IMPORTANT NEWS: we are very psyched to announce that we'll be releasing the next album from some of Canada's very finest, Timber Timbre.
The follow-up to 2014’s Polaris Music Prize Short-Listed and JUNO Award-nominated album 'Hot Dreams' is called 'Sincerely, Future Pollution', and is set for release on 7 April via City Slang.
The video for "Sewer Blues" just premiered via NPR - but watch it right here:
Hauschka, a.k.a. Volker Bertelmann, is back with a new album 'What If', out 31 March 2017. Read more info on the release after the jump; listen to first track "Familiar Things Disappear" here:
Since the release of his debut album, Substantial, in 2004, Volker Bertelmann – aka Hauschka – has, slowly but surely, earned a remarkable reputation as a purveyor of imaginative, distinctive, prepared piano music. With his eighth album What If Bertelmann expands his range even further, defying expectations and delivering what is without doubt his most ingenious album yet.
Bertelmann has found increasing amounts of work as a soundtrack composer, working on scores for a number of documentaries and feature films, not least James Franco’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle and, alongside Dustin O’Halloran, Lion, for which they’ve both been nominated for a Golden Globe. Nonetheless, despite this rush of activity – or perhaps even inspired by it – What If reveals itself as the work of a man hungry to explore new sounds, eager to experiment with new approaches, and undeniably revelling in this irrepressible outpouring of creativity.
Overflowing with haunting melodies (“I Can’t Express My Love”, “Familiar Things Disappear”), mysterious sounds (“I Can’t Find Water”, “My Kids Live On Mars”), complex patterns (“Constant Growth Fails”, “Nature Fights Back”) and a rare dexterity that’s hopefully matched by the intellectual response to the challenging scenarios its titles envisage, What If crowns an extraordinary couple of years for Bertelmann.
Likely to prove one of 2017’s most original albums, while at the same time inspiring questions about the very nature of the world we inhabit, What If redefines the very notion of piano music in a dramatic and exceptional fashion. It stands as a rebuttal to those who lazily seek to shoehorn Hauschka’s work into the so-called, uncomfortably broad ‘new classical’ category, and instead underlines his status as a unique and invaluable artist.