Kime Ne / Versions (12")Label: Honest Jon's Records
Cat No: HJP 76
Media condition: NEW
Sleeve condition: NEW
Insanlar / Ricardo Villalobos – Kime Ne / Kime Ne Versions
A1. Kime Ne 23:54
B1. Kime Ne (Ricardo Villalobos Version 1) 16:34
C1. Kime Ne (Ricardo Villalobos Version 2) 16:09
Insanlar / Ricardo Villalobos – Kime Ne / Versions
A stunning, trance-inducing 24-minute wig-out from Istanbul that will also work well in the club — wild baglama improvisation and mystical male-unison singing, atop the propulsive mass of a Berlin half-stepper, with turbulent detours into dub, radiophonics and psychedelia.
‘Insanlar’ means ‘humankind’ whilst ‘Kime Ne’ means ‘so what’, ‘what’s it got to do with you’. The song adapts verses from the seventeenth-century poet Kul Nesimi, wistfully invoking the Melami strain of Sufism as a touchstone of humility and tolerance in dark times.
As expected, the Villalobos mixes are expert, taut and hard-grooving - #2 being the more agitated and dubwise.
Nearly an hour of music across three sides; the fourth is etched with Katharina Immekus’ lovely artwork.