"In the early 60's Gökçen Kaynatan undoubtedly had the most popular Rock'n'Roll band in Turkey and had Shadows inspired minor hits, such as "Moda". However, due to his frustration with young band members constantly leaving and returning, resulting in a very inconsistent band, he decided "to make music without human players". Thus, one of the earliest experimental electronic pop musicians of the time started to work, and by the late 60's Gökçen was performing live electronic music concerts in Istanbul. Although he had done a great deal of recording in this style, they didn't appear on vinyl until 1973." G.A. & J.D.
First track are club rhythms with moog/electronic sounds / rhythms...
I lost the original webpage I did for Gokcen Kaynatan, so also the links on this page, and most text.
"Gökçen Kaynatan:Being a former Hank Mervin style guitarist, he was the greatest show musician that ever appeared in Turkey.After playing with the groups Kara Kediler, Somer Soyata and Gökçen Kaynatan ve Arkadaşları during the sixties; he retired from the show life and formed the first electronic music studio in Turkey.His works can be classified in two groups:One group is the popular use of electronics in music inwhich we can mention "Beyoglu'nda Gezersin-Pencerenin Perdesini" single which was the first released stuff by "1 Numara" Records of Ali Kocatepe.In the second single he selfproduced for 1 Numara is "Sihirbaz(Magician)-Evren(Universe)" single which is a sample of his seek of art music with use of electronics.Kaynatan continued to perform and compose music with frequences till 1979...During this period he produced many unreleased stuff such as Cehennem(Hell) ,Lost Island, Doğanın Otesi(Beyond The Nature), and lastly he did Angio which describes a surgery operation he had in 1979...Nowadays Kaynatan makes pure Rockn'roll music with his old partners and does his occupation as an architect. Kaynatan also has stuff performed, composed and arranged on EMS synthesizer."
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Turkey has had a long tradition of musical influence. Since Turkey is Europe’s crossroads into Asia, the whole phenomenon of East-meets-West hybridization (in this case, traditional Anatolian folk and ’60s pop) makes for some amazing music that couldn’t come from anywhere else. In just the last few years, there has been a handful of great compilations and a number of albums that have been re-issued.
Gökçen started out in the early 60’s playing in the band Kara Kediler, and then with Somer Soyata Orkestrası. He was considered to be “the greatest show musician” and had a minor hit with The Shadows inspired song “Moda”. However, due to his frustration with young band members constantly leaving and returning, resulting in a very inconsistent band, he decided “to make music without human players”.
So, he became one of the first experimental electronic pop musicians and by the late 60’s he was performing live concerts in Istanbul. Gökçen apparently had access to the latest equipment from the Maestro catalog, including the Echoplex and Rhythm’n’Sound (both effects are featured promently on this song). He eventually went on to set up the first electronic music studio in Turkey, and worked with Baris Manço.
Later in the 70’s, Gökçen produced many unreleased recordings such as “Cehennem” (“Hell”), “Lost Island”, “Doann Otesi” (“Beyond Nature”), and “Angio” which describes a surgerical operation he had in 1979. Nowadays he makes Rock’n’Roll music with his old partners and works as an architect. He also has music performed, composed and arranged on the EMS synthesizer.
The A side of this single, “Pencerenin Paerdesini”, was on the “Hava Narghile: Middle Eastern Raga Rock Ala Turquie ‘66-’75” compilation released by Bacchus Archives. I recently saw a copy of his other single from 1973: “Sihirbaz” b/w “Evren” on 1 Numara. Although the titles were different, the songs were the same (Pressing plan error?). He also recorded two other singles, one in 1963 and one in 1966.
Catalog number A.K. 07 on 1 Numara Records of Turkey, released in 1973.
other videos on google-videos here & here