«With the mix of ethnic backgrounds in the band, the collection of songs Altun Gun performs is like no other ensemble» Boston Herald
“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors,” nineteenth century poet and novelist William Blake once beautifully said. To discover new things you sometimes need someone to open a door between the known and the unknown. Altin Gün (‘Golden Day’ in turkish) is the band holding that door handle. And when the door swings open you smell, feel and hear a mix of sounds you may have heard before separately but never like that.
Altin Gün is an Anatolian rock and Turkish Psychedelic Folk band from Amsterdam. The band was inspired by founder and bass player Jasper Verhulst’s deep passion for Turkish folk and psychedelia. “The songs come out of a long tradition. This is music that tries to be a voice for a lot of other people,” he explains. Following their 2018 debut album On, Altin Gün returned with their sophomore album Gece on April 26th 2019 via ATO. The new record firmly establishes the band as masterful interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy, and as a leading voice in the emergent global psych scene. This music is electric Turkish history, shot through with a heady buzz of 21st century intensity, filled with funk-like grooves and explosive psychedelic textures.
An after party (until 3 a.m.) with DJ Mike Tock (LU) and a Yin Yin DJ Set awaits you at the Ratelach after the concert...