The Hogweed And The Aderyn is a Turkish acoustic-folk duo drawing inspiration from folkloric and acoustic music from all around the world and resting somewhere between being Turkish and English. Mainly guitars, ukuleles, percussion instruments and Chinese flutes make up the palette of sounds and might gain the love of admirers of artists, acts like Still Light, Sand Snowman, Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Sahba Motabelli, Robbie Basho, Fleet Foxes, Shearwater, Six Organs Of Admittance and Aşık Veysel.

Everything has started in the meadows of Oxfordshire and they thought about getting an ukulele as a souvenir from England, probably a bit driven by the influence of Beatles. During their nightly tea times at Cumberland Arms at North End Road and before sleep they started to write very simple folkloric songs. And even though the earliest demos for Pariah and Sacred Alchemy were recorded in London-Ankara, 2011 summer it was finished in Ankara, 2012 summer.

Musically speaking, most of the music is written with an acoustic guitar and ukulele only and is adorned later on. We can say that the influence of eastern music is heavy yet it is composed in a western way. It’s words about lovers on a flying carpet in Persia and Milky Way, beautiful nature-being as one with nature and love are sang beautifully by Gözde with a style which can be described as something between My Bloody Valentine’s Bilinda Butcher and Pentagle’s Jacqui McShee.


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