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A leftfield haven, happy at home on the fringe where boundaries blur and textures intertwine… It was only a matter of time before Jennifer Cardini and Noura Labbani’s Dischi Autunno imprint featured the bewitching sounds of Mehmet Aslan. Following outstanding documents from Dollkraut and The Magic Ray, Berlin-based Swiss-Turk Mehmet makes his label debut with four singular works of art. ‘Alysha’ takes the lead; 22nd century desert funk with sand storm atmospheres, mushroom clouds of slide guitar and a hefty dose of blues, it sets us perfectly for the rest of the EP. Elsewhere we’re sucked deep inside the dream machine in slo-mo as ‘Beasts’ lollops and thumps with warped insistency, we have the stately swampy cosmic stomps and trippy breakdown surprise of ‘Exotica’ before a collaboration with UK kindred spirit Jonny Rock (’H?yar’) closes the show with a sense-blurring psychedelic tagine of interlaced hooks and the tangiest riff this side of Istanbul. Beguiling business as always from Dischi Autunno. Bon voyage…
Patrick says: Mehmet Aslan drops by Dischi Autunno with a quartet of low slung, psychedelic chuggers, drenched in dub fx, sherm stick strangeness and Turkish spice. Groove-heavy and clothed in swirling textures, each of these cuts is highly playable. Straight into the bag!
A1. Mehmet Aslan - Alysha
A2. Mehmet Aslan & Johnny Rock - Hyar
B1. Mehmet Aslan - Exotica
B2. Mehmet Aslan - Beasts