This track is awesome because it talks about the oppressive Turkish government in a very cryptic way. It criticizes the leaders and the government in general. Also the song's name is "Nargile (hookah)" which suggests that the artist stayed loyal to her Eastern origin while experimenting with it.
The song starts with sheep sounds, this is one of the reasons why it's psychedelic and peculiar, and continues with Eastern melodies and strong rhythms. One of the highlights of the song is the lyric "You have made your mansion and worshipped its plaster." This is a reference to the government leaders who only care about filling their pockets by telling lies. The lyrics continue with "You burgled the country and put it beside you." This lyric is also a reference to the leaders who steal from their citizens. It also resembles a Turkish tongue twister in a way it is said.
Either with the lyrics or the music, this song is one of the main representers of the "New Wave Turkish Psychedelia”.
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About the curator - Ada Bayramoglu
Ada is a high schooler from İstanbul who cannot be seen without her headphones. She is a “support your local” kind of girl who knows all the best places to drink coffee in her hometown. Her subconscious is full of “Turkish Classical Music”, which she has been listening to since she was born. She likes everlasting conversations with her friends about music and art. If you don’t know where she is just look at the nearest concert hall and she’ll be there.