Win Tickets ($40): Altin Gün @ Revolution Hall | Anatolian Rock, Turkish Psychedelic Folk, w/ Pachyman

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Altin Gün @ Revolution Hall on April 14. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed April 11.


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Altin Gün
April 14, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $20 | 21+ (Minors OK in Balcony)
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

The critically acclaimed Amsterdam-based Anatolian rock and Turkish Psychedelic Folk band, Altın Gün, spend their pandemic period in the studio and released two albums! Yol, was released on Glitterbeat Records (Europe) and ATO Records (America), lem, a release for charity is a bandcamp exclusive release. Buy a song, protect at least 1m2 of nature.

Amsterdam’s Altin Gün have built a strong reputation for fusing past and present to make brilliantly catchy, upbeat pop music, as seen with their Grammy-nominated second album, Gece. Yol, their third album in as many years, continues that trend; while unveiling a number of sonic surprises.

It should be no surprise to learn that the band again draws from the rich and incredibly diverse traditions of Anatolian and Turkish folk music. But however familiar the story, Yol as well as lem are not just records that reframes traditional sounds for a contemporary audience. The albums which often presents a strongly international, poppy sound, also signals a very different approach in making and recording for the band. Singer Merve Dasdemir takes up the story: “We were basically stuck at home for three months making home demos, with everybody adding their parts. The transnational feeling maybe comes from that process of swapping demos over the internet, some of the music we did in the studio, but lockdown meant we had to follow a different approach.”

Altın Gün sounds like a Turkish kindergarten music teacher from the 1980s using an 808!’

The tracks are the result of a true group effort, with ideas on the mentioned Omnichord, 808 and other elements – such as field recordings and new age-esque ideas – continually kicked about between the six band members. At a safe distance of course. The records also owes something to a new approach to recording, with the band working with Asa Moto (the Ghent-based producer-crew, Oliver Geerts and Gilles Noë) who mixed the records. Before this the band always recorded on tape with their own sound engineer.

It would be wrong to say that what made Altın Gün such a loved and successful band has been left to one side. The pressure-cooker workouts, ‘Sevda Olmasaydı’ and ‘Maçka Yolları’ are classic cuts from the band. And on lem two originals on their signature employment of a dizzying array of ideas and approaches can be heard with the marked Brazilian feel of ‘Kara Toprak’ and the bands’ original ‘Kısasa kısas’ with a taste of cosmic reggae filters through the grooves of ‘Yüce Dağ Başında’, and there is a steaming version of ‘Hey Nari’ which gives the traditional composition by Ali Ekber Çiçek a kick onto the dancefloor.

Altın Gün have maybe patented their own magical process of reimagining and sonic pathfinding, one probably not heard since the late 1960s and early 1970s British folk rock boom. Their recordings transport the listener to a world where the original songs never previously inhabited. Merve Dasdemir again: “After we worked on them, they got a whole new life of their own. Maybe we went a little bit too far (laughs).”




  1. Jessica on March 24, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    I am so glad these guys are coming to town! They mix of music is truly unique and wonderful. Would love to see them live!

  2. Carol Trekas on March 24, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Gece. Yes yes yes.

  3. DJ Griffith on March 25, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Reminiscent of my trip to Antalya and Istanbul. Absolutely dreamy. I will spend the rest of my life trying to get back there.

  4. Sheiny on March 29, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    didn’t get to see them at Pickathon because I was slinging beers!

    • Evelyn on March 30, 2022 at 7:33 am

      I’d love to see them!

    • Robert Gronotte on April 5, 2022 at 3:43 pm

      Pick me, pick me!

  5. Emily Holland on March 29, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    revolutionary music at a revolutionary hall; we love to see it!

  6. Stephen on March 29, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Lucky to catch this band at Pickathon, would love to see them again!

  7. Madeline Nico on March 31, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Altin Gun- dream dance party!

  8. Danielle on March 31, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    This would be my first time getting to experience this genre of music live.

  9. diana on April 2, 2022 at 11:18 am

    would love to see this show! discovered them a couple years ago but haven’t seen them live.

  10. Graham on April 5, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    One of my favorite discoveries of last year. These guys are awesome and would love to see how it translates to the live show!

  11. Marla on April 5, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Would love to see this show! The opener is amazing too

  12. Dee on April 5, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Eğlence! Would love to go to this sold out show! Teşekkür ederim.

  13. Madeline Nicolopoulos on April 6, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Altin Gun- dance party!

  14. Duncan Geisler on April 7, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    I would love to experience a different type of music that I’ve just recently heard!

  15. Marielle Evangelista on April 10, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    I saw them years ago at pickathon and would love to see them again! One of my favorites for sure, but they keep selling out before I get a chance. Really fun band with an interesting & unique style.

  16. Anthony on April 10, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Want to relive their set from Pickathon!

  17. Sadie on April 11, 2022 at 8:56 am

    This sounds like such a fun event! I would love to go 🙂

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