Altın Gün - Yol
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #40 / 179
User Score
Based on 175 ratings
2021 Ratings: #91
Liked by 6 people
February 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
ATO Records / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Gigwise

Yol is a brilliant album formed of fresh, psychedelic sounds that transport the listener to other times and places.

80
Uncut

Yol fully embraces the sound of the Roland SH-o9, the Omnichord and the Syndrum while retaining a heady, psychedelic vibe.

80
musicOMH

Immaculately produced by the Gent electronic duo Asa Moto the Dutch and Turkish musical collaborators have once again successfully captured the spiritual, nostalgic and avant future and past of contemporary Anatolia.

80
PopMatters

Yol proves Altın Gün’s versatility, reassuring listeners that the group can walk down many paths and still take us on a fabulous trip.

80
AllMusic

The synthy, downbeat direction they chose may not be the most thrilling option, but the band make it work thanks to their musical vision, the wonderful voices of Merve Dasdemir and Erdinç Ecevit, and the fact that nobody else around is making music quite like this.

76
Pitchfork
On their third album, Amsterdam’s finest Turkish psych revivalists add synths and drum machines to spirited ’70s standards from the Anatolian funk canon.
70
The Needle Drop

Altın Gün diversifies its take on Anatolian rock with Yol.

MickyT
76
Altin Gün present a fun, vibrant, and fun fusion of Anatolian Rock, Turkish Folk, Neo-Psychedelia and Synthpop on their 3rd album 'Yol' and while I feel like it falters towards the end with tracks that are pretty derivative and one-dimensional, there's still plenty to enjoy from this record from the vibrant production to the subtle yet enchanting performances and the highlights that I really loved.
badkarma
60
Yol is an extremely groovy and energetic synthpop record that starts to get a bit too same-y with more listens but that still manages to be fun and colorful. The psychedelic production is very diverse and engaging, and it kinda reminds me of Tame Impala at points, like on the song “Ordunun Dereleri” with that heavy and dark synth line - probably my favorite track off the record. The biggest issue here, like I mentioned before, is that even though the songs are very instrumentally ... read more
Quilaiba
63
Fun while it's on but I think I hyped this record a little bit too much in my mind. Those some groovy, rippling synthpop on here but it lacks true staying power.
Schmedess
80
This shit was so fun, groovy, colorful. Can't wait for these guys to get even more ambitious into the future
7rent
70
Second half of this project is where it really shines. Really dope anatolian-tinged synthpop. Beats the tar out of the new KGLW records, tbh.

Favorite Tracks: Yuce Dag Basinda, Kesik Cayir, Kara Toprak, Sevda Olmasaydi, Macka Yollari, Yekte, Esmerim Guzelim

Least Favorite Track: Bulunur Mu
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Added on: December 15, 2020