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Örtmek comes back round, digging deep into the crates to turn out another trio of top notch Turkish delight for a vinyl only pressing. Following the raw, percussive experiments of the first release. Opening track 'Özil Dans' rains down crashing cymbals and freak-out-worthy wah guitars, maintaining an irresistible and authentic groove that doesn’t falter for five minutes of Eurasian hypnosis. 'Dokuz Sekiz' weaves traditional string elements alongside bursts of wild chanting. Finally, 'Mozart'in Davul' stitches a frantic, dense rhythm from the fuzz and feedback of an unknown slab of Turkish psychedelia.



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Patrick says: Ortmek swings through with volume 2, twisting our melons with more tripped out Turkish tackle. Packed with far out FX abuse and twisted sound design, the three cuts boast tough funk breaks, wild guitar licks and hypnotic bass. It's everything you need to turn a dancefloor inside out!

I have little info to base this review off, so I'm gonna go off book. Possibly the result of a chance airport meeting between Baris Manco, Lee Perry, Bufiman and Goat, "Ortmek" is a three track excursion into the most psychedelic fringes of the disco/Balearic/funk fraternity. Sponsored by a Roland Space Echo, each of these Turkish cut ups features a whole host of baffling tape delay and crunching spring reverb. If you dug on that flipped out Beauty Bits edit a couple of months back, this one's defo gonna hit the spot. Opening track "Aycicegi" slouches through some massive break beats, whispered scatting and frazzled guitar licks with plenty of dub fx in the mix. If Khruangbin ever toughened up for psychefest, it'd sound something like this. Next up "Biz Burdayiz" bowls along at a brisk (comparatively) mid tempo, bringing us tape saturated drums, tripped out tape delay and freaked out spring hits with a moaning female vocal on top. Soon enough a squelching bass synth joins the festivities and you're becoming well acquainted with your next mix tool. Finally "Gunesi Kesin" lets loose with a tense funk break which builds and builds before reversing inside of itself. Vinyl only and handstamped? Sounds like a collector's item to me...


STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: There's been a slew of top notch Turkish tackle lately, and the first Ortmek 12" is no exception. This time round rhythm is pushed to the forefront, as the mystery producers power up the Space Echo to royally dub the fuck out of the psychedelic OGs.


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