“Best 2018 Album I Simply Cannot Articulate”

Posted on November 16, 2018 I’m gonna come out and say it — most years there’s at least one wonderful record I hear but cannot explain satisfactorily. In 2018, it’s Minor Empire, Uprooted (World Trip). Here’s the scoop. Go hear them if you can. But pick up that CD for sure. Milo Miles…

Concert Review by The Link, Montreal

Concert Review: Minor Empire, a Turkish-Canadian Band Featuring a Mix of Traditional Music and Sound How a Psychedelic Band Connects With the World Through Music FRINGE ARTS by Youmna El Halabi — Published November 12, 2018 | Comment Ozman of Minor Empire is the main vocalist of the band. Photo Caitilin Yardley Warm lights,…

Concert Review by Chronicle Telegraph, Quebec

  Minor Empire captivates a Quebec audience at Mælstrøm Café Review BY MARY MCCOWN PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 31, 2018 How does one review the Northern Lights? Something so beautiful, pure and otherworldly can only be compared to itself; hence the Toronto-based ensemble Minor Empire can only be compared to, well, Minor Empire. Read…

Uprooted review in Songlines

Minor Empire, Uprooted, World Trip Records (59 mins) Trippy Turkish psychedelia dudes rock out Given Minor Empire’s mesmeric sound, it’s a shame it’s taken so long for a follow-up to their 2011 debut, Second Nature. But in the interim the group’s Turkish psychedelia has, if anything, deepened, and vocalist Özgü Özman’s ability…

Uprooted review in The WholeNote Magazine

Uprooted (Turkish traditional music reimagined) Minor Empire World Trip Records WTR002 (minorempire.net) Minor Empire, the Toronto group at the vanguard of Turkish-based world music in the country, is led by singer-songwriter Ozgu Ozman and electric guitarist and synth programmer Ozan Boz. Founded in 2010, the band attracted kudos early on…

Sozcu gazetesi ile soylesimiz…

Minor Empire: ‘Başkalarının direttiği kurallara aldırmıyoruz’ Kanada Folk Müzik Ödülleri'nde ve Kanada Bağımsız Müzik Ödülleri'nde 'En İyi Dünya Grubu' ünvanlarını alan Minor Empire, yeni albümü 'Uprooted' ile yine kulakların pasını siliyor! Kanada'da olmalarına rağmen, türküleri özlerine ve kendilerine has bir biçimde yorumlayan grup, bu kez köklerinden koparılanların hikayesini anlatıyor. Türkiye…
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