Islak Köpek’s third album Istanbul improv sessions may 4th, a collaboration with flutist Mark Alban Lotz, has been released on Evil Rabbit Records in September 2011.
The album includes group recordings as well as many duos and trios between Islak Köpek musicians and Mark Alban Lotz. The liner notes are written by prominent jazz critic Kevin Whitehead.
The album should be available on online stores and major music stores soon.
Here are some intial reviews:
And a short review by Francois Couture on his Monsieur Délire blog:
An interesting free improvisation meeting between globe-trotting flutist Mark Alban Lotz and Turkish improv group Islak Köpek (a quintet comprising two saxes, cello, guitar & laptop). Fifteen short tracks developing occasionally conventional ideas, though always in clever ways. This music is slithering and shaking with life.
Rencontre intérssante d’improvisation libre entre le flûtiste globe-trotter Mark Alban Lotz et le groupe d’improvisation turc Islak Köpek (un quintette comptant deux saxos, violoncelle, guitare et électroniques). Quinze pièces courtes développant des idées parfois convenues mais intelligemment exécutées. Ça grouille, ça bouille, ça vit.