It's easy to get overwhelmed with the flood of outernational and psych reissues released these days, so here is one that's not to be missed. For 50 years, Erkin Koray has been a pioneer of Turkish rock, melding the music of his native Istanbul with Western psych, prog, swirly folky pop and funk to deliriously enchanting effect. Now, Sublime Frequencies has released a collection of Koray's rarest grooves from 1970-1977. And unlike much of the previously-available material, all of the tracks on "Mechul (Singles and Rarities)" are licensed directly from Koray himself. That means he got paid. Album preview above. Available on CD and a beautiful gatefold vinyl edition from Forced Exposure.
Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]
Ok, it’s not just solar powered. It’s also an anti-theft, waterproof marvel that keeps my phone’s power bar from ever getting into the red.Sure the idea seems obvious now – tuck a gigantic solar powered battery pack into an exposed slot and turn the wearer into a walking energy harvester. Simple maybe, but I didn’t […]
Thread count isn’t like one of those deceiving metrics like camera megapixels or Facebook friends—more threads are always better if you can afford them. If price was no object, we would all be snoozing soundly bundled up in 1.8 kilo-thread sheets every single night. Guess what? Price doesn’t have to be an object with this […]
Maybe it’s entirely because of podcast ads, but drag-and-drop tools like Squarespace have gotten immensely popular in recent years. While it’s definitely a great tool for any non-coders who want to get a small website up and running quickly, managing content with a primarily visual interface can become a pain once you have more than […]
When you can’t wait for the world’s longest meeting to end, the mindless leg bouncing makes your boredom obvious and just annoys everybody else. Everyone knows the TPS reports need the damn cover sheet, but some sadistic colleague keeps forgetting, probably on purpose just to eat into your lunch hour. Enough is enough!While serving a […]