Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu is a compilation of psychedelic sounds from Turkey, offering a new perspective, fresh names and undiscovered genres. All the tracks were discovered in Uzelli's archives. Selected from thousands of tracks, re-mastered from mastertapes and high quality recording tapes. Radical and edgy electrified baÄŸlamas, moog and synthesizers, combined with sweet melodies and heart-breaking lyrics that will open your ears to the yet-undiscovered Anatolian soundscape. Uzelli - one of the most important cassette label from Turkey, established in 1974, presents an exciting new story of Turkish Psychedelic Anadolu music, pushing the boundaries of time and space, stretching your perception of the genre to unexplored period of the 1980s.
This compilation extends the history of Psychedelic Anadolu music by focusing on the period between 1975 - the high point of the vinyl culture - and 1984 - the culmination of the cassette industry. These 10 years of Turkish history were times of political chaos and were divided into two periods by the military coup in 1980. After the coup d'etat, those citizens who felt ignored, underappreciated, for whom politics had never been the most important part of their daily lives became more and more visible and were officially demanding their music in their new urban environment. Due to new political circumstances, everyday routines, culture and music changed. Rock was expanded to make a place for new musical genres that more accurately reflected people's social and economic positions, innermost feelings and moods. Folk, Taverna, Fantezi and Arabesk were most popular genres in that period.