TANER ÖNGÜR & 43,75
FORGOTTEN SONGS OF ISTANBUL REVIVE WITH
THE GENUINE SWING PSYCH APPROACH BY TANER ÖNGÜR,
THE LEGENDARY BASS PLAYER OF MOĞOLLAR,
INVENTOR OF "ANADOLU POP" DEFINITION.
The legendary bass player of iconic Turkish-folk-psych band Moğollar, Taner Öngür enjoys discovering hidden corners of turkish music tradition. In 2017, he focused on Istanbul's early 20th century and melt oldies into his genuine and sincere swing-rocknroll sound: “Elektrik Gramofon" is so well received by large audiences and caught attention of vinyl collectors that its limited editions of 250 copies sold out in 2 days (as well as its second edition of another 250).
As being the inventor of “Anadolu Pop” definition -title recognized as a new genre, mixing turkish-folk x beat generation's popular music in 1960s and 1970s- Taner Öngür dived back in old turkish folk songs and "psyched them". "Sayko Ana"
His latest solo release with Tantana Records, Taner Öngür and his band 43,75 jumped into newspaper archives from 1930's to 1960's. Taking picture of old turkish operets, criminal portraits, circus caracters and on "Asri Sada" invites the listener to a good time travel. Its LP includes a tabloid newspaper with stories, original news and articles about the songs.