Their second album “Guarana Superpower”, mostly culled from tracks on their cdrs from 2007 to 2009, was released by Seattle label Sublime Frequencies in 2010, followed by a cover of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian instrumental piece “Yekermo Sew” on seven inch vinyl. Following the release of Guarana Superpower which received positive reviews from publications such as The Guardian, Uncut and Wire, Hayvanlar Alemi opened for Group Doueh in London’s Barbican Centre and played a surprise performance at All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival Curated by Animal Collective. Since then they have been touring routinely and presenting their music to live audiences in Western Europe. The band's third official album "Twisted Souvenirs", which was recorded in 2011 and 2012, come out on vinyl on German label Unrock on 2014 and in early 2015 as a digital download on Inverted Spectrum Records, a Bandcamp label managed by the band's drummer. Hayvanlar Alemi consists of Özüm İtez, Işık Sarıhan, Hazar Mutgan and Gökçe Başar.
As they have been separated by geographical boundaries since 2006, the band has a flexible repertoire which allows them to play in power-duo and power-trio formations as well. In the past few years, Hayvanlar Alemi mostly toured with an old-school three piece set up with drums (Sarıhan), bass (Mutgan) and electric guitar (İtez), with an emphasis on heavy psychedelic rock. Band's name translates to English as "Animal Kingdom". Outside music, band members work in the fields of architecture, engineering, physics and philosophy. Homepage: www.hayvanlaralemi.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hayvanlaralemi.band Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hayvanlaralemi Free Music Archive: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hayvanlar_Alemi/ Inverted Spectrum Records: http://invertedspectrumrecords.bandcamp.com/releases Read more on Last.fm.
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