Gaye Su Akyol

“Su Akyol’s voice is light but elegant, and her songs are by turns urgent, sultry and romantic and politically barbed. The new sound of Istanbul.” -- The Observer

Gaye Su Akyol has established herself as one of Turkey’s most compelling young voices and most exhilarating sonic explorers. Her work as a singer-songwriter, producer and audio/visual conceptualist, simultaneously navigates the storied past, the hyper-connected present and the unscripted future. Her new album "İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir" (Constant Fantasy is Reality) is her second for Glitterbeat and her most visceral, widescreen and galvanizing album to date.

“Istikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir,” which translates as “Consistent Fantasy is Reality,” is a deeply poetic album; an album of personalized politics, an album that digs into the heart our contentious, inexplicable contemporary experience. Never blinking. Always dreaming. Never giving up. Play that song, play the vinyl, Let the storm turn around.

“The Turkish singer Gaye Su Akyol has emerged at the fore of her country’s revitalized music scene... mixes Turkish modes and scales with surf rock, and psychedelia.” -- Pitchfork

"With this album I pursued new sounds in the deep waters of this geography, dug up the manifestation of my experiences, all the music, the people, the pain, the dreams and countries I have heard and was touched by, followed the footsteps of a personal archeology and tried to add my lost territories to these. I was involved in all stages of production, arrangement and recording as co-producer, and in the visual language and graphics of the album as the art director.

This album is in search of the great crisis of existence, the assorted peculiarities that you are subjected to when you refuse to get used to and are alienated by things such as war, or death, a sudden separation forever from a loved one, dreams for instance, the nature of species, what we look for in this weird planet, what we are not able to find, what we call real and what we turn down as dreams.

Dreams keep you awake and it is time to wake up!"
Gaye Su Akyol: Istikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Release date: October 26th, 2018)

Gaye Su Akyol: vocals, percussions, electronics / Ali Güçlü Şimşek: electric & acoustic guitar, back vocal / Görkem Karabudak: bass & acoustic guitar, keyboard, electronics, back vocal / Ediz Hafızoğlu: drums




Date Venue Country
22.05.2018 Brussels, AB Club Belgium
22.06.2018 Genk, Genk Festival Belgium
01.07.2018 Lärz, Fusion Festival Germany
05.07.2018 Toulouse, Festival da Convivencia France
07.07.2018 Feyzin, Open Air France
28.07.2018 Charlton Park, Womad Festival United Kingdom
06.09.2018 San Sperate, LXL Italy
07.09.2018 Palau, Isole Che Parlano Italy
15.09.2018 St.Petersburg, Ethnomechanica Festival Romania
25.09.2018 Lisboa, Teatro Trindade Portugal
13.10.2018 Prizren, Lombardhi Kosovo
22.10.2018 Vienna, Wuk Austria
23.10.2018 Innsbruck, Treibhaus Austria
27.10.2018 Las Palmas, Womex Spain
01.11.2018 Berlin, Yaam Germany
02.11.2018 Copenhagen, Alice Denmark
03.11.2018 Oslo, World Music Festival Norway
04.11.2018 Budapest, Müpa Hungary
15.11.2018 Amsterdam, Q Factory Netherlands
16.11.2018 Rotterdam, Grounds Netherlands
17.11.2018 Gent, Istanbul Express Festival Belgium

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