The Sex, the City, the Music: Istanbul

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Darker and more dance-oriented than many of the other releases in this Petrol series, Sex, the City, the Music: Istanbul represents some of the music that's coming out of Turkey (an exception being the Brooklyn Funk Essentials' reggae-inspired "Istanbul Twilight," which really doesn't fit with anything else on the album). Most of the tracks, if they include vocals, are in Turkish, with most of the vocalists choosing a more Eastern chanting as opposed to Western-style melodies. As Turkey has always been a meeting point of cultures, there are also diverse influences found in its music, though being that The Sex, the City, the Music: Istanbul is more of a club-themed record, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Darker and more dance-oriented than many of the other releases in this Petrol series, Sex, the City, the Music: Istanbul represents some of the music that's coming out of Turkey (an exception being the Brooklyn Funk Essentials' reggae-inspired "Istanbul Twilight," which really doesn't fit with anything else on the album). Most of the tracks, if they include vocals, are in Turkish, with most of the vocalists choosing a more Eastern chanting as opposed to Western-style melodies. As Turkey has always been a meeting point of cultures, there are also diverse influences found in its music, though being that The Sex, the City, the Music: Istanbul is more of a club-themed record, these influences aren't necessarily documented as well as they might be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Petrol
  • UPC: 094637293621
  • Catalog Number: 72936

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kim Dedi - Aziza A (3:48)
  2. 2 Kusu Kalkmaz - Sultana (4:20)
  3. 3 Takil Bana - Aziza A (4:59)
  4. 4 Lodos - Orient Expressions (6:48)
  5. 5 Istanbul Twilight - Brooklyn Funk Essentials (6:44)
  6. 6 Humanism - Sultana (4:04)
  7. 7 Tulum - Haximum (3:15)
  8. 8 Ehmedo - Orient Expressions (3:50)
  9. 9 Occasionally - Chi K. (3:03)
  10. 10 Buzz-Phorus in Secrecy - Oguz Kaplangi (3:42)
  11. 11 Music - Demian (3:44)
  12. 12 Nar-I Ney - Mercan Dede (9:47)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Aziza A Composer
Mercan Dede Composer
Etienne Stadwijk Composer
Murat Uncuoglu Composer
R. Stevens Composer
Eyüp Hamis Composer
Hilbert Ho Artwork
Claudine Avetyan Composer
Oguz Kaplangi Composer
Richard Hamer Composer
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