Bulutsuzluk Özlemi

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Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi is a Turkish rock band that was founded in 1984. It is the first Turkish alternative rock band to combine western rock melodies and Anatolian rhythms with Turkish lyrics. Bulutsuzluk Özlemi often creates songs that have sociological, political, economic and psychological messages.[1]

History[edit]

In college, Nejat Yavaşoğulları played in several bands. He founded his own band in 1984. He named the band Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi, the name of an article by Mumtaz Soysal.

The group is known for its political content. In many of its songs written by Nejat Yavaşoğulları, there is a call for an uprising. Thus, Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi is known for its protest music.

Political content[edit]

During the Iraq War, band members attached stickers that stated "No to War" to their instruments. Their music videos were banned and many of their concerts were canceled. They are actively involved in social and political projects. They released a song titled "Herseyin Farkindayim" that was influenced by the Gezi Park protests.

Related projects[edit]

Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi and Cem Adrian played in Belgium and France for a project called "Romance and Rock". Nejat Yavaşoğulları presents a TV program in TRT Türk which covers the stories of great musicians such as John Lennon and Rolling Stones.

Band members[edit]

Members[edit]

The members are Nejat Yavaşoğulları, Gencay Kıymaz, Sunay Özgür, Sina Koloğlu and Deniz Demiröz.

Former members[edit]

Former members include Ozan Kanöz, Akın Eldes, Filip Sümbülkaya, Richard Hames, Demirhan Baylan, Murat Tükenmez, Cihangir Bıyıkoğlu, Utku Ünal, Burak Güven, Süleyman Bağcıoğlu and Serdar Öztop.

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums
Year Album
1986 Bulutsuzluk Özlemi[2]
1990 Uçtu Uçtu[2]
1992 Güneşimden Kaç[2]
1998 Yol[2]
2001 Numara
2005 Felluce/Bağdat
2009 Zamska

Concert records[edit]

Live albums
Year Album Additions
1996 Yaşamaya Mecbursun
2004 Bulutsuzluk Senfoni[2]
2007 Bulutsuzluk 20 Yaşında[2]
2007 Bulutsuzluk 20 Yaşında Released as a DVD.
2008 Bulutsuzluk Senfoni Released as a DVD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Admin, "Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi." Anatolianrock. AnatolianRock, 06 Dec. 2010. Web. 02 Dec. 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ozlemi Bulutsuzluk. "Bulutsuzluk Özlemi Resmi Web Sayfası." Bulutsuzluk Özlemi Resmi Web Sayfası. Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi, 10 Mar. 2010. Web. 02 Dec. 2016.