500 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
This first album of the Turkish band HARDAL (mustard) with the title NASIL? ZE RAMAN? (wherefrom? whereto?) was recored in Turkey in 1979 by Sükrü Yüksel (guitar)， Aydin Sencan (bass)， Cahit Kukul (guitar) and Sedat Avci (drums).
The band was only known by a very small insider-group， but those fans just adored Hardal. The secret of Hardal’s small popularity is that in 1979 the Turkish rock scene was comatose. Cem Karaca left to Germany， Erkin Koray moved to Canada， Edip Akbayram got stuck because of his political ambitions. Only Baris Mancho was still on the road.
To start a new band was tough times in Turkey. Hardal also recorded 2 later albums.
The music is the best Turkish progressive Underground you can think of. Filled with guitars， synth sounds， great eastern vibe vocals and harmonies， pumping rhythms， as good as the best Koray tracks for sure. This album was never reissued before so we are sort of proud to present it to most people for the first time.