Baris Manço, Selda Bağcan and Erkin Koray are Altin Gün heroes, but the biggest inspirer is Neşet Ertaş. A Turkish folk musician whose influence and musical heritage are of inestimable value. A comparison would be hard to make, but think someone with the status of Bob Dylan and George Gershwin combinded.
He has written songs that have become standards in Turkey, national cultural gems that are still being kept alive. Songs Altin Gün likes to cherish as well, adding some buzzing basses, sultry organs and meaty saz-riffs. Those are songs with universal themes like love, death, longing and fate. Music that touches the heart, stimulates knees and calves and massages the soul. Songs that sound familiar but feel different - irresistible, even when you can't understand a word.
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