"Aslan possesses the smokiness that marks a true Rembetiko singer: You can get lost in the sound of her voice. One of the 5-must-hear albums of the
Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR
Ian Anderson, fRoots Magazine on MORTISSA
"It’s haunting, plaintive, rivetingly emotional stuff..."
Delarue, New York Music Daily
"On stage Aslan is a fresh, natural and relaxed performer with a beautiful voice. Her facility to slip from Greek to
Turkish and several other languages is a real asset."
Simon Broughton, Songlines Magazine
"Absolutely stunning stuff...it is so infectious"
Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6
"...Aslan's unaccompanied vocal introduction is so perfect it's bewitching; beautiful, mysterious, vibrant, haunting, evocative—her voice is all these and more..."
Chris M. Slawecki, All About Jazz
Giles Woodforde, Oxford Times
"...This isn’t just a great record from London musicians, but a release of international
Simon Broughton on 'Mortissa', Evening Standard
I'd like to share with you a new album on which I sang a 17th century song from Istanbul. My partner Tahir Palalı released his debut album 'O' of mystical Alevi songs. Simon Broughton reviewed the album for the Evening Standard and described the music as "soft and intimate with transcendent bloom". You can read the full review on the left or here.
The album comes with a booklet with the English translations of the songs. Below you can listen to the song I sang on the album. You can buy the album from here
For those who have been asking for my next London concert I can now announce that as part of the Almeida Greeks there will be an eclectic day of musical Dionysia curated by Bakkhai composer Orlando Gough in the spirit of Dionysos and yes I will perform there too!! This will be on 13th September. For the full line up and details visit here
I am also very happy that I will be taking part in 'The Salt of the Mediterranean Sea' concert curated by Lobna Allami who was heavily injured during the Gezi protests in Istanbul two years ago.
For this project I will be collaborating with musicians from Berlin. More details on this very soon but you can read briefly about it here.
On a final note I'd like to let you know that my second album will be recorded very soon!