Hedonutopia‘s third album Yakamoz Sandalı is out now on Dokuz Sekiz Müzik.
Hailing from the teeming city of Istanbul, Hedonutopia have just unveiled their third album Yakamoz Sandalı. For this new project, the duo comprising Fırat Külçek on guitars and vocals and Kerem Feyzi on synths and samples notably enrolled Jakuzi’s producer Taner Yucel. Veering from synth-pop to dream pop, Yakamoz Sandalı intermingles wistful Turkish lyrics with Hopelandic, a language without semantic meaning created by Sigur Rós which also leaves some room for personal interpretation.
Imagination is a precious asset to get into the project as these seven tracks depict the journey of a Noctulica boat mysteriously going away with passengers on board. Are they prisoners? Are they escaping? Is it for better or for worse? The bittersweet first single “Bil ki” recalls the peaceful waves of the ocean with its undulating vocal harmonies. But with lyrics like “Always trouble, worry, sadness, sorrow” and “Just keep in your mind that my blind eyes crying ground of floor,” there’s not much room left for hope.