Islandsman’s distinctive fusion of music is capturing imaginations everywhere and winning them critical acclaim internationally
From the golden margins of the Bosphorus, Istanbul-based psych-electro trio Islandman announces ‘Bahar’, their new EP, released on May 6th 2022 on Music For Dreams – plus a full UK tour!
Islandman’s shamanic rhythms, electronic psychedelia and African roots music are quickly becoming an international sensation. Imagined as a dreamer creating stories of a nonexistent land, Islandman’s unique blend of music is capturing imaginations and critical acclaim worldwide.
Islandsman is an independent EDM soundtrack music group, and as they have just released their latest EP Bahar, it’s time for the EDM soundtrack music to take a closer look. The EP is a fusion of chillwave, experimental electronic, downtempo, tropical house and world music.
Islandsman is multicultural. The artists are based in Turkey and Istanbul, so their musical and cultural influences are extensive, and they are in a perfect environment to make great music.
The sound is reminiscent of the chillout music that was popular in the late 2000s and early 2010s with artists like M83 and Cut Copy. The songs feature the use of synthesizers and drum machines along with samples of diverse sounds like different instruments for EDM music crashing onto shorelines. It’s perfect for relaxing after a long day at work or school!
The acoustic instruments, electronic textures and drilled-down beats of Islandman trickle-down airwaves worldwide, including BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Worldwide FM and a guest spot on The Elton John Radio 2 Show.
The band’s ethereal, groove-driven live shows have mesmerized audiences around the globe. They even earned the Best Group award at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and now their first-ever UK tour is selling out fast!
You can listen to our full playlist below which contain Islandsman’s music, and know more about the artists by scrolling down the page.
‘Bahar’ is the Turkish word for spring; born from the creative genius of producer Tolga Böyük’s musical dreams and narrative, plus Erdem Başer’s undulating psychedelic guitar riffs, as well as Eralp Güven’s infinity rhythms:
“This album consists of songs that welcome spring after a long, tiring, and difficult winter, metaphorically played in the celebration ceremony we held after the spring that came to the island we live in”, explains Böyük.
Those living in the UK had the chance to catch Isleman’s hypnotic stage presence in May at a series of shows – you’ll want to grab onto the edge of the magic carpet while you still can! Make sure you follow the artists on Spotify to support their art.
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