Istanbul-based rock project BARISTA happily blurs the lines between authentic classic rock, heavy progressive, mystical alternative, bold world music and dense psychedelic vibes on the monumental new album 'Open Sesame', a album so extensive that it will be released in 5 volumes. Although they freely experiment with his music, all roads ultimately lead to ROCK for this visionary artist.
BARISTA is the nickname for Bahadır Han Eryılmaz, a musician who willingly embraces 'naive enthusiasm' while making music with purpose and emotion out of love for her. The melodies Han writes are heavily influenced by stories from his own life and those of others, while also echoing musical inspiration from artists such as Toto, Journey, Supertramp, The Alan Parsons Project, and a variety of popular traditions. Turks, including Sufism. Above all, he is dedicated to bringing the vibe back to music: it's raw and liberating, authentic.
Through solid arrangements and solid programming, this EP becomes a vehicle for reverential music that manages to spill out enough ideas from the artist himself to shake off the high era, allowing him to exist in his own right as credible. 'Open Sesame' serves as the pinnacle of downtempo electronic music, riddled with the trend-melodic instrumentation that Levantine has become known for.
'Open Sesame' is a euphoric psychedelic experience, in which each track takes the listener on their own sonic journey. The Levantine love for electronics grew from an early age. Through solid arrangements and solid programming, this single becomes a vehicle for reverential music that manages to spill out enough ideas from the artist himself to shake off the high era, allowing it to exist in its own right as credible.
Altogether, this single is as experimental as it is intense and addictive, it takes over oneself like a sweet poison, while progressively transporting us, as few producers with a certain fluidity are willing to do. In addition, 'Open Sesame' has become a recognized artist and collaborator throughout his career, counting on millions of streams on platforms with his distinctive catalog.
We do not know what the future holds, but we do know that this single is testimony to a turbulent and uncertain present, which will remain in our memory forever. For records like this, we can continue to fight for a better future.
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Circular Lives Vocals: Rudiger Drums: Simon Phillips Guitars & Keyboards: Jesse Siebenberg Music & Lyrics: Bahadır Han Eryılmaz Video by Blue Cafe Video