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Turkish Delight - Howcha Magowcha

by TD

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    Reissue of second album by legendary Boston band!

    Rock music with oddly-tuned guitars, varied rhythms, clouds of dissonance, and bursts of energy wasn’t too hard to come by in the 1990s. But not everyone who practiced this DIY form got out of the decade alive: for every Sonic Youth there was a Dustdevils, and for every Polvo there was an Erectus Monotone. Boston band Turkish Delight were a casualty of the slacker decade too, but their music deserved to survive longer.

    Marc Masters (NPR / Wire / Pitchfork)

    Any band that cites influences as sonically diverse as Brian Eno, the Residents, Fred Frith, the Ex, Cecil Taylor, Contortions, Polvo, Dog Faced Hermans, Pharaoh Saunders, Eno, Sonic Youth, Zeena Parkins, and Peter Brötzmann (for starters) is bound to be difficult to pin down, but what’s so surprising — and refreshing — about TD is how adeptly they spun those influences into something uniquely their own.

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Go Baby 02:40
Li Colt Vas 02:26
Sea Quest 03:58
Metronome 03:48
No Sky 03:47
Gull Bite 03:02
Thimble 02:07
Close 06:43


There isn’t one song on here that stands out as a single: Howcha Magowcha is very much an album, and a discordant, noisy one at that. There’s no time to settle into any of the songs: mellow moments are torn in half with propulsive drumming and low-slung bass, while the guitars fire off in all directions. It’s music that keeps you on edge, engaged, exhilarated. And however big the 90s revival gets, they’ll never make ‘em quite like this again. Aural Aggravation (auralaggravation.com/tag/turkish-delight/)

Video review from Celebutant / Mario Epstein > bit.ly/2uL5FQz

Reunion footage > bit.ly/2NH12hw

Review from skug (in German) > skug.at/grundrauschen-7/


released July 16, 2018




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