Label boss Beyond the Moon Records, Turkish producer and live act Aykut Bilir, has returned from his tour of Turkey’s Aegean coast and brings us a single produced in collaboration with Azeri master Balaban Rafael Asgerov. Balaban (also called Duduk, Mey), after which the track is named, is a popular double-reed wind instrument that can be found in the regions of Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey. The soulful balaban melody is paired with deep, crunchy organic house beats and a warm bassline that keeps the energy going.
Now Aykut returns to the fray and does it with a serious job, careful to the millimeter, which lends itself to starting it up and not coming back to reality until it is finished: the headphones are like the oxygen cylinder that allows you to dive to the bottom of this great sonic rotation, of this cosmic orbit, and being there in a state of hypnotic fascination.
It must be stressed that the level of production is intense but, on the other hand, the care of the sounds they release is up to those who do things because they want to and with the time they really need. That’s why it’s about productions that when you approach carefully you get trapped by the halo that it gives off: rare, singular and, here comes the best, powerful, magnetic and danceable. Beats that mark but without burdening us, an oldschool touch (authentic), somewhat eccentric synthesizers and a rather cheerful and festive general tone, are some of the adjectives that we can get out of our sleeves if we want to describe this innovative proposal.
Each track sums up their intentions on this album, seeking novelty without losing nostalgia, playing with the genre but without falling into predictable tricks, nor the arrogance of those who cling to a genre or mannerism to show they have personality. Paradoxically, to achieve simplicity and lucidity, experience and the ability to free oneself from the limitation of conditioning are required, and this «Technicolor» is a healthy example of this.