15 September 2022
Band: TUHAF (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Who: The fusion of different types of musicians and all kinds of genres
– Anatolian folk, indie rock, free jazz, Danish traditional songs and US
roots rock – wondrously merges into the sound of TUHAF. The band is
fronted by Turkish-born singer Berrin Bas.
Debut album: MERE GULD
“The fusion of different types of musicians and all kinds of genres – Anatolian folk, indie rock, free jazz, Danish traditional songs and US roots rock – wondrously merges into the sound of TUHAF. The band released its first EP ‘Gölgeden’ in 2019 and has since then played many shows around Denmark, Scandinavia and Turkey and now, the band is ready to share its debut album ‘Mere Guld’. Even though TUHAF’s lyrics are and will remain poetry of love, it is not shiny happy songs about falling in love which the band excels in. Rather it is the breach, the sorrow, the conflict and profound longing that forms the subject matter. On ‘Mere Guld’, one hears about deceit among friends, lost love, abuse, mental distress, psychic vulnerability, abortion and even about an intern conflict in the band.”
TUTV: Tuhaf take you on a spiritual trip on their debut album with Eastern chants
and vibes creating a trance-like journey with different sonority for different moods.
Bluesy (Aman / Nattesygen / Lille Liv / Unutma ), lively (the splendid funky single Hafia)
jazzy (Jeg Ser Dig)), and groovy (the trumpets/guitars-fueled finale with (Mere Guld).
I have no idea how many instruments are involved here, but it sure feels at times
as if it’s a full orchestra at work. One of the main instruments is the multi-colored
voice of Berrin Bas, from feverish to sensual.
Don’t miss this trip, people, it’s a tantalizing one of a different kind.
Where the East meets the West.
Stream the full album via Spotify