Exchange favourites Altın Gün are back with their fifth album in as many years!
With Aşk, the Amsterdam-based sextet turn away from the electronic, synth-drenched sound of their 2021 albums, Âlem and Yol. While those two, created at home during the pandemic, paid homage to the electronic pop of the 80s and early 90s, Aşk, marks an exuberant return to the 70s Anatolian folk-rock sound that characterised Altin Gün’s first two albums, On (2018) and Gece (2019).
But there’s development here too. Aşk is the closest the band have come so far to
capturing the infectious energy of their live performances. “It’s definitely connecting
more with a live sound – almost like a live album,” says bassist Jasper Verhulst. “We,
as a band, just going into a rehearsal space together and creating music together
instead of demoing at home.”