- Title: Nem Kaldı?
- Artist: Cem Karaca
- Label: Pharaway Sounds
- Format: LP
- Genres: Compilation, Historical Recordings, 1960's, 1970's, Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Rock, Misc Turkey
- Price: €22,90EU (incl. 19% VAT)€19,24non-EU
"Cem Karaca announces his intent to slay all enemies of Istanbul’s leftist counterculture with stompin’ prog keyboards. Sophisticated & passionate, with flamboyant taste in sunglasses, Cem Karaca led Istanbul’s music fans through a period of violent political turmoil. Karaca reworked traditional folk lyrics with molten electric bass lines that played up both a poet’s broiling righteousness and also his listeners’ common ground with their elders in Turkey’s history.
1975’s ’Nem Kaldi’ gathers more 60s–70s singles that lead the listener through Karaca’s own musical history, skipping across various collaborations. Sink deeper into the intrigue both musical & otherwise as fractious personnel changes & real–life assassins multiply, yet the double–time drums & badass synthesizer schwings pound on."