Boomkat Product Review:
‘Loopworks ‘ is a swoon-worthy side of dusty majesty originally issued on a super limited tape edition of 100 and now pressed to vinyl by Discrepant.
Doing what Leyland Kirby, William Basinski, Philip Jeck or Stephan Mathieu did to old shellac 78s, vinyl ephemera and tape, Koray Kantarcıoğlu turns ’60s and ‘70s Turkish records into spellbinding webs of crackle and ghostly harmonic structure, offering acres for the nocturnal imagination to roam. If you like any of the aforementioned you need to spend some time with this dark, surprising, and transcendent side.
“With the vinyl release of “Loopworks” we continue to manifest the importance of showing how technology and geography create different and original approaches to the standard western interpretation of field recordings and sound manipulation. Koray Kantarcıoğlu’s work here is a strong manifestation of that and how “haunted music” can express a myriad of feelings and sensations.
“Loopworks” has a tremendous vision of the metamorphosis that’s been occurring in ambient music during the last decade. Sometimes it’s dreamy and calm as aquarium music is (“500606” or “22 47 91 Take 1”); surprising and infinite as “263 Loop”, one of the few tracks with a voice, in this case a mysterious and transcendental one; or part of a John Carpenter & David Lynch film yet to be made (“Organ Extract KP 001”). A fantastic voyage, from earth to space, through time or simply as the most beautiful and peaceful dive into the ocean. Old music transformed into something new, unique. That’s special.”