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Meet Aqua Talk: Turkey's answer to underground prog

With Istanbul prog trio Aqua Talk on the rise, we meet Sarp Ogun to talk Turkey…

“There are a lot of underground bands here in Istanbul,” says Aqua Talk’s main man Sarp Ogun, “but there aren’t that many prog rock bands, and hardly any keyboardists.” As a result, the guitarist has resorted to playing the band’s Hammond and mellotron parts himself via MIDI-triggering foot pedals, in true Rush style. “It’s tricky and I don’t really like doing it,” he says with a laugh, “but until we find a good enough keyboardist I’ll keep doing my strange little choreography!”


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