A Walk Thru The Bazaar

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(Locust) Used CD $6.00

“The fourth installment in the 2003 Met Life Series by this Turkish composer takes the listener through an Istanbul marketplace and captures the energetic day-to-day activities of hawkers buying and selling goods, children running about, traditional music in the distance, cell phones playing unfamiliar melodies. Helvacioglu’s response is almost like an enriched memory of the market’s cultural texture that musically retains much of that raw Earth feeling one initially encounters on the field recording. But source material is elevated as field-recorded voices are transformed into a rich chorus ensconced in an infectiously pulsing electronic trance that seems to float above the market itself.” Used copy has scribbled barcode.