Exposé Online banner

Asia Minor Third Album on the Way

On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar).

by Jon Davis, Published 2021-01-18

Asia Minor - Points of Liberation cover artFrom the press release:

Spurred by the unwavering support from fans around the world, the band decided to reconvene in 2013, giving live concerts and composing new music featured in their 3rd album Points of Libration. Asia Minor confirms the band’s distinctive mix between Western & Eastern influences and Points Of Libration is proof that, after so many years, Asia Minor remains faithful to its style and has lost nothing of its creativeness, stamina and originality. AMS will release a cd papersleeve edition and a special LP edition, the first pressing on 180gr. turquoise coloured vinyl with bonus sticker.

The group's previous album, Between Flesh and Divine, came out in 1980, and the group was revived in 2013 due to continuing support from fans around the world. Bakirel and Tekeli are joined by Evelyne Kandel (bass), Micha Rousseau (keyboards), and Julien Tekeyan (drums).


Filed under: New releases

Related artist(s): Asia Minor

More info
http://asiaminor-ams.bandcamp.com/album/points-of-libration

Latest news

2021-02-14
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more

2021-02-10
Chick Corea RIP – The sad news has reached us that Chick Corea has Returned to Forever, so to speak. The innovative keyboardist and composer died on February 9 at the age of 79. With a career that spanned from the 60s until shortly before his death, Corea touched many listeners with the incredible variety of music he produced in his lifetime. » Read more

2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Rick Miller - Falling through Rainbows – Rick Miller is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and composer who began his musical career in the 80s. Over the past five years Rick’s focus has been progressive rock and Falling through Rainbows is...  (2011) » Read more

Erik Hinds - Reign in Blood – On the first few plays through, I didn’t even realize what I was listening to, but I was certainly enjoying it at its face value. Here Hinds plays solo h’arpeggione, an acoustic stringed...  (2006) » Read more

Caryn Lin - Honour the Rain – Caryn Lin is a violin player who plays on one track of the Project Lo disc. Here, on her solo album, we find overdubs of echoed pizzicato and such over which a rather spatial violin flies....  (1996) » Read more

Exclusive Raja - Insubmersible – Insubmersible is Exclusive Raja's second album and is a step onward from their debut, Off the Map, of three years ago. This eclectic band shows musical influences of such disparate artists as King...  (1996) » Read more

Kopecky - Blood – It is indeed blood that ties the membership of this fine Wisconsin based instrumental trio together. Three siblings: Paul Kopecky, the drummer, a consummate professional who provides the framework...  (2007) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues