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[BadPanda058] Fuji Kureta – Hommage

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Fuji Kureta is an electronica-downtempo duo from Turkey and the  members are Deniz Öztürk (lyrics-vocals)  and Şahin Kureta (music-programming).  The band’s sound oscillates between soft but strong melodies and very inventive beats and they gained comparisons with Lamb, Tujiko Noriko, Aoki Takamasa and Portishead. They’ve just released a new awesome video and next thursday the band is going to support Owen Pallett at the IKSV Salon in Istanbul.

This is Hommage and you can also download their debut EP (Sweets)  right here, courtesy of Gergaz Netlabel.

Fuji Kureta – Hommage [mp3] [ogg]


Where do you live actually?


What is the last thing you ate?

Turkish breakfast.

Your addiction?

Nicotine and music.

What do you collect?

Şahin: everything.
Deniz: interesting plastic bags.

One quote?

Şahin: “There is no theory, you have only to listen. Pleasure is the law.” Claude Debussy.
Deniz: “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” Mark Twain.

One movie?

Şahin: Godfather
Deniz: Tabutta Rövaşata

One book?

Şahin: “Gödel-Escher-Bach” – Douglas Hofstadter.
Deniz: “Asta’s Book” – Barbara Vine.

Which song do you listen to when you wake up?

Şahin: Rusty Nails – Moderat
Deniz: After the Rain – Little Dragon

A song you wish you wrote yourself?

Şahin: Everything in its right place – Radiohead
Deniz: Depart – Bodi Bill

The song to be played at your funeral?

Şahin: “Requiem” by Mozart
Deniz: “My Favourite Things” from The Sound of Music musical

A song for relaxing on a beach?

Şahin: Debussy string quartet in G minor.
Deniz: Snow Samba by Shrift.

One website?

Şahin: The Pirate Bay
Deniz: Stereomood

What do you think about music industry in 2010 and filesharing/internet as a promotion tool?

We find the Internet very liberating for creative music. At last we don’t need big music companies and their businessmen to spread and share our work.

Favourite venue?

Şahin: Peyote – Istanbul
Deniz: Babylon – Istanbul

Favourite concert?

Şahin: Telvin – a jazz trio in Istanbul
Deniz: Little Dragon @ Babylon-Istanbul

Favourite place on earth?

Şahin: my house
Deniz: Istanbul

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

Şahin: New York
Deniz: Bogota

Written by badpandarecords

29/11/2010 at 11:20 AM

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