MP3 Turkish Queen - cusp
Music of an instrumental sensibility, yet with evocative female vocals and loads of texture.
4 MP3 Songs
POP: Delicate, ELECTRONIC: Experimental
"...a softly ominous example of what can still be done with dusty instruments from an anonymous attic, a human voice, and the ability to weave all into a locally expressive sound that avoids easy categorization" Splendid E-Zine
"...evocative and sonically challenging" Noise Magazine
"Good for late night candlelit dreaming" https://www.tradebit.com
"The experimental aspect of such songs produces a range of original musical moments" https://www.tradebit.com
"...theatrical, powerful" DJ Mor of KZSU
Turkish Queen is an experimental duo out of Boston, MA. They formed in the sultry summer of 2002, through a mutual love of sound, texture, and technical wizardry. Their cinematic melodies wrap around your ears like a slow-creeping vine, invoking an eerie sea of sound. Evocative female vocals reveal themselves like a lifeline on a palm touched by sepia-stained fingers, portraying intriguing characters and the human condition.
The duo consists of---
Ajda the Turkish Queen : vox, keyboards, banjo, classical guitar, sampler, flute, bell, mandolin
SJ Roi : bass, guitar, loops, noises, percussion
In October 2003, Turkish Queen self-released their first recording, a 4-song CD EP - cusp. The discs are of a hand-numbered, limited edition of 500.
Turkish Queen plays music that is of an instrumental sensibility. It''s what you want from those Christmas lights hanging on your ceiling.