Posts by Gunseli Yalcinkaya

Altın Gün Rising Parallax

Rising: Altın Gün

Amsterdam-based Turkish-psych outfit Altın Gün offer a take on the genre that goes beyond borrowed nostalgia

MXMJoY p.e.a.c.e.


p.e.a.c.e. London Field Recordings
Fatima, Dimensions 2018 © Dan Medhurst

We asked DJs at Dimensions to talk about the one track they’ve played all summer

Gunseli Yalcinkaya caught up with Helena Hauff, Batu, Amp Fiddler and more at the Croatian festival

Dimensions Festival 2018 © Hirob Jones

Dimensions Festival 2018: A well-curated party in an idyllic location wraps up the summer festival calendar

Fort Punta Christo, Croatia 29 August
UK Jazz © Jackson Bowley

The New Stories of UK Jazz

A swell of talent has galvanised the UK jazz scene. The faces of a new wave, Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd are breathing new life into the movement

Øya Festival

Øya Festival 2018: Amongst a blockbuster line-up, Tangerine Dream and Kendrick Lamar stand tall

Tøyenparken, Norway 7 August

Meet Zozo, the DJ at the centre of Istanbul’s shifting underground scene

Nigar Zeynep’s blend of dark, crunchy techno and Turkish psych is earning her bookings around the world

Coda unravels the inner philosophy of Ryuichi Sakamoto

‘Coda’ explores the much-loved composer’s career, while piecing together the influence of events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, global warming and nuclear power on his extraordinary work

Eartheater IRISIRI


© Carlos Brummelo

Thoughtful curation and a beautiful setting combine at Tremor Festival 2018

Ponta Delgada, Portugal 20 March

A Guide to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Cinematic Storytelling Through Sound

From sonic translations of vast landscapes to sci-fi soundtracks, here’s a rundown of the recurring themes in the pioneering composer’s film scores

Care by Klein, ICA © Mark Blower

Foster Homes and Princesses: The Fantasy World of Klein’s musical, Care

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 3 February

Nils Frahm

All Melody Erased Tapes
© Tom Ham

Unsound Dislocation arrives in London with a timely exploration of identity and alienation

Barbican Centre, London 8 November

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Rest Because Music
© James Pearson-Howes

Moses Sumney

Moses Sumney’s vision has him on the verge of a breakthrough. Our extended editorial sees him expand on his sense for subversion

The National

Sleep Well Beast 4AD

Teething pains and potential at Neversea Festival’s first edition

Constanța, Romania 7 July

Japanese Breakfast

Soft Sounds From Another Planet Dead Oceans

Aldous Harding: From A Distance

Gunseli Yalcinkaya meets with the New Zealand songwriter as her haunting music begins to reach bigger audiences

Love Saves the Day 2017 review

Unity prevails at Love Saves the Day 2017

Eastville Park 27 May

A conversation with Laraaji about laughter, music and wellbeing

The new age pioneer and laughter therapist connects with Gunseli Yalcinkaya to discuss the role music, meditation and the connectivity of laughter

Charli XCX

Number 1 Angel Asylum


Contact Sacred Bones

Thought Forms

Songs About Drowning Invada Records

We asked artists about their simple things at Simple Things

The essential touring items of Powell, Anna Meredith, Throwing Shade and Madam X


The saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure is taken very literally by Eartheater’s Alexandra Drewchin in a hyperreal shoot with Freel and Gorse

Douglas Dare

Aforger Erased Tapes

Japanese Breakfast: Spiritual Healing

Michelle Zauner’s solo project Japanese Breakfast pools emotions into a swirl of shoegaze nostalgia. She expounds on change, sentiment and whitewashing with Gunseli Yalcinkaya

Becoming Björk

Gunseli Yalcinkaya unpacks eight songs which mark pivotal stages of Björk’s artistic development