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Asia Minor
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Asia Minor was a French-Turkish band that started in Paris in 1974 as a duo called Layla by Setrak Bakire (guitar, vocals) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar), who had played together in a band in Turkey before moving to France. The group expanded to a full band by the late 70s when they recorded their debut album, but were unable to find a record label interested in it. Their second album, 1980's Between Flesh and Divine, has come to be regarded as a classic by many progressive rock fans. After a long period of inactivity, the band re-activated in 2013.
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Asia Minor — Points of Libration Asia Minor — Points of Libration
(AMS 326/164, 2021, CD / LP / DL)
Various Artists — Le Meilleur du Progressif Instrumental Various Artists — Le Meilleur du Progressif Instrumental
(Musea FGBG 4170.AR, 1996, CD)
Asia Minor — Between Flesh and Divine Asia Minor — Between Flesh and Divine
(Belle Antique 091518, 1980/2009, CD)
Asia Minor — Crossing the Line Asia Minor — Crossing the Line
(Belle Antique 091517, 1979/2009, CD)

Latest news

2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more


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