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Etreh is Emrah Altinok’s music project with the contribution of 3 band members. They have been making improvisational psychedelic rock music since 2005. Their sound is along the lines of a swooning, passing out musical “dhikr”, and is more about mood and atmosphere than virtuosity or complexity. On top of all this, it can be said that their sound is most like «Mogwai» - imagine a “more meditative and oriental Mogwai”…

Generally they play a song only once or transform it at the second time. The most important thing is improvisational music itself. They believe that music has to be sought in simplicity and through purification they reject the idea of virtuosity. In fact, according to the artists, harnessing this simplicity is substantially difficult. Think about someone who has just begun to play a ‘ney’’ - if you are lost in ambition, you will never succeed in bringing forth even a little voice from it. That is to say, peace and simplicity come before ‘music’…

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