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Asia Minor was a French-Turkish band that started in Paris in 1974 as a duo called Layla by Setrak Bakire (guitar, vocals) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar), who had played together in a band in Turkey before moving to France. The group expanded to a full band by the late 70s when they recorded their debut album, but were unable to find a record label interested in it. Their second album, 1980's Between Flesh and Divine, has come to be regarded as a classic by many progressive rock fans. After a long period of inactivity, the band re-activated in 2013.
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Asia Minor — Points of Libration Asia Minor — Points of Libration
(AMS 326/164, 2021, CD / LP / DL)
Various Artists — Le Meilleur du Progressif Instrumental Various Artists — Le Meilleur du Progressif Instrumental
(Musea FGBG 4170.AR, 1996, CD)
Asia Minor — Between Flesh and Divine Asia Minor — Between Flesh and Divine
(Belle Antique 091518, 1980/2009, CD)
Asia Minor — Crossing the Line Asia Minor — Crossing the Line
(Belle Antique 091517, 1979/2009, CD)

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