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MP3 Black Fortress of Opium - ROCK: Experimental Rock

Female vocals, eclectic instrumentation, Middle-Eastern meets Americana.

10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Experimental Rock, ROCK: Goth

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Black Fortress of Opium recorded their 2008 self-titled debut album with producer Martin Bisi (Dresden Dolls, Iggy Pop, John Zorn, Sonic Youth, Brian Eno, Swans).

"BFO''s music is filled with shimmering darkness, pierced by Ajda''s often wraithlike vocals, and marked by dynamic tension."-Nick Zaino, Boston Globe

Album Instrumentation~
Ajda the Turkish Queen: vocals, keys, mandolin, acoustic/classical guitars, tenor banjo, melodica, flute, field recordings, percussion
Tony Savarino: guitars, electric sitar, theremin, percussion
Joel Simches: bass, keys, percussion
Joe Turner: drums

Black Fortress of Opium is named after a real place in Turkey - Afyonkarahisar. The town''s name means "Black Fortress of Opium". In this town, there is an ancient fortress perched atop a hill. Much lore surrounds the history of this place.

Dark and intriguing. Eclectic instrumentation lends to a vibe reminiscent of Americana and the Middle East simultaneously. The sound is haunting; the songs speak of life, love, misery, and the human condition.
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