Zel Zele launches with a reissue of a holy grail 7" by Ümit Aksu Orkestrasi - a band formed by Turkish pianist, composer and arranger Ümit Aksu. Originally released in 1975, "Bermuda Seytan Ucgeni" is an outstanding experimentation of forward-thinking jazz-funk played by some of Turkey's most talented musicians.
Side A: Bermuda Seytan Ucgeni
"Bermuda Seytan Ucgeni" is the musical adaptation of The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle. A whirlpool leading into a jazz/funk piece with playful horn section, funky bass-line and drum breaks, almost sounding like an adventurous Blaxploitation soundtrack. A daring sax solo comes into play by the second minute that sets the ship on fire. Just when you think that must be it, starts the synthesiser havoc; chaos, alarms, whirlwind all goes off as the mystery of the triangle unfolds.
Side B: Bogaziçi Köprüsü
"Bogaziçi Köprüsü" meaning Bosphorus Bridge, is the name of the first bridge in Istanbul that connects the Asian and European sides of the city. The track was released 2 years after the bridge was built. It starts with a car engine which is about to take a nostalgic and playful ride through the Bosphorus Bridge. Melodic, synth led tune that reminds us of early Italian library recordings.