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Gökçen Kaynatan

Gökçen Kaynatan

Gökçen Kaynatan


"In the early 60's Gökçen Kaynatan undoubtedly had the most popular Rock'n'Roll band in Turkey and had Shadows (Siluetler) inspired minor hits, such as "Moda". However, due to his frustration with young band members constantly leaving and returning, resulting in a very inconsistent band, he decided "to make music without human players". Thus, one of the earliest experimental electronic pop musicians of the time started to work, and by the late 60's Gökçen was performing live electronic music concerts in Istanbul. Read more on Last.fm
"In the early 60's Gökçen Kaynatan undoubtedly had the most popular Rock'n'Roll band in Turkey and had Shadows (Siluetler) inspired minor hits, such as "Moda". However, due to his frustration with young band members constantly leaving and returning, resulting in a very inconsistent band, he decided "to make music without human players". Thus, one of the earliest experimental electronic pop musicians of the time started to work, and by the late 60's Gökçen was performing live electronic music concerts in Istanbul. Altough he had done a great deal of recording in this style, they didn't appear on vinyl until 1973." G.A.

& J.D. "Being a former Hank Mervin style guitarist, he was the greatest show musician that ever appeared in Turkey.After playing with the groups Kara Kediler,Somer Soyata and Gökçen Kaynatan ve Arkadalar during the sixties; he retired from the show life and formed the first electronic music studio in Turkey.His works can be classified in two groups:One group is the popular use of electronics in music inwhich we can mention "Beyoglu'nda Gezersin-Pencerenin Perdesini" single which was the first released stuff by "1 Numara" Records of Ali Kocatepe.In the second single he selfproduced for 1 Numara is "Sihirbaz(Magician)-Evren(Universe)" single* which is a sample of his seek of art music with use of electronics. Kaynatan continued to perform and compose music with frequences till 1979...During this period he produced many unreleased stuff such as Cehennem (Hell) ,Lost Island, Doann Otesi (Beyond The Nature), and lastly he did Angio which describes a surgery operation he had in 1979...Nowadays Kaynatan makes pure Rockn'roll music with his old partners and does his occupation as an architect. Kaynatan also has stuff performed, composed and arranged on EMS synthesizer. " Munimonde "I heard Pencerenin Perdedisini / Beyoglunda Gezersin (1 Numera A.K.06) from Marthy's collection.

First track are club rhythms with moog/electronic sounds / rhythms. Second instrumental is even more funky. The moog rhythms and sounds create a very happy and groovy sound. Highly recommended." (Numera Plak 06) Another single, (from 1963) by Gokcen Kaynatan And His Turkish Famous Orchestra (ODEON RECORDS.

NO:45-LA-505) has the songs "The Savage" & "If I had a hammer" . I didn't hear that one yet. Gokcen also cooperated with the electronic music experiments of Baris Manço. Discography: 1963 If I Had A Hammer / The Savage Odeon 505 1966 Fırtına / Moda Odeon 1973 Pencerenin Perdesini / Beyoğlu'nda Gezersin 1 Numara Plak 06 Sihirbaz / Evren 1 Numara Plak 07 2001 Compilation - Hava Narghile: Middle Eastern Raga Rock Ala Turqui, 1966-1975 (Turkish Rock Music) Sources: Arkaplan Turkish Progressive Music Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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