Good Weather For An Airstrike basically caught me with his name. When I first saw the name, I thought “This must be a good thing, I should give it a chance”. I wasn’t wrong, of course. This album, A Sense Of Uncertainty, is one of the purest records I’ve listened so far.
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Good Weather For An Airstrike, beni ismiyle kendisine çekti. İsmini görür görmez “Kesin iyi bir şeydir bu, bir şans vermek lazım” dedim. Ve dinler dinlemez ne kadar haklı olduğumu gördüm. Bu albümleri, A Sense Of Uncertainty, uzun zamandır dinlediğim en saf kayıtlardan birisi, gerçekten etkileyici bir çalışma.
Yesterday night, the censorship and surveillance bill has passed from Turkish parliament. At the same time, I wrote a letter to internet to say goodbye. Because after this bill, there won’t be a world wide web for Turkey anymore.
We, as people from Turkey, had a great time with you. You teach us so many things that we couldn’t learn from anywhere else. We had lots of great memories with you. You were always there whenever we needed you. But we have to say goodbye.
Turkish parliament passed the bill which is going to kill you. Maybe it’ll not kill you directly but you’ll be crippled and we can’t do everything we want together. There’s a little chance for you -presidential veto- but like I said, it’s a little chance.
UPDATE (08/02/2014): I want to thank everyone who shared my article and spread the word out. I wasn’t expecting that kind of response. Also I want to thank everyone who featured my article on their places. Here’s the links (AFAIK):
Biamag (They translated the article in Turkish)
2014 started with a new bill proposal against free speech and internet freedom in Turkey. Down below, you can see what this new regulations brings if it passes. This list copied from Pirate Party Turkey’s blog post, which you can read here.
- New methods of blocking “harmful” content will be implemented. Rather than censoring the entire website, these methods will target the direct URL of infringing sites.
- Content that “denigrates particular sections of the society on account of social status, race, religion, sect, gender, region of origin” will be treated as a crime that warrants censorship.
- The Internet Service Providers will be required to keep track of personal data and conduct sweeping surveillance on behalf of the government.
- The new blocking methods will make it impossible to access the censored content by merely changing DNS settings.
- The changes bear the possibility to outlaw any blogs in Turkey other than food, fashion, and travel blogs. Those that include political commentary in particular will be suspect.
- New regulations will harm the Internet Service Providers who will, then, likely move their operations outside of Turkey.
- Social media sites that our Prime Minister has characterized as “Menace called Twitter” and “Ugly technology Facebook” will be censored much easier.
- Citizen journalism and independent media will be hit hardest.
If you’re a journalist interested about this topic and detailed Turkish material works for you, you can see the Alternative Informatics Association’s declaration about this. Our friends translating this to English right now and I’ll link the translation here too.
UPDATE 1: Alternative Informatics Association’s declaration about this bill is translated. You can read and share it from here.
UPDATE 2: There’s another English article published about this topic on DW. I gave opinions to this article and you can read it here.
Also activists planning an march against censorship on Jan. 18th. There isn’t so much detail on this topic but I’ll write here if anything happens.
Also yesterday night, Vimeo.com has blocked in Turkey with court order. We don’t know main reason but some rumors says this is about an video of PM Erdoğan’s family. I’ll update this topic too.
UPDATE 3: Another English article published at Wall Street Journal’s Europe Blogs, which you can read it here. Also Pirate Party Germany published a declaration about this bill, you can see it here (English and German).
I’ll update this post whenever some breaking news happens or new English material arrives. Latest Update: 14.01.2014 – 13:12
Bu pazar sizlerle bir albüm paylaşmak istedim. Çünkü bu albüme, özellikle bu hafta, resmen bağlandım. Çoğu zaman elim başka bir şey açmaya gitmedi. Ve aralarından herhangi birisini de seçemedim.
Albüm, en sevdiğim oyunlardan birisi olan FTL: Faster Than Light’ın soundtracki. Tahminimce oyunu oynamış olanların aklında çalmaya başladı bile müzikleri. Oyunla mükemmel bir uyumunun olmasının yanı sıra, tek başına da dinlemesi oldukça keyifli bir albüm. Ayrıca bir şeyler yazacağınız/yaratacağınız zamanlar için de tavsiye ederim, motive edici bir etkisi oluyor.
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This sunday, I’m sharing a full album with you. Because I couldn’t listen anything else this week and I couldn’t choose a song from it.
Album is the OST of FTL: Faster Than Light, one of my favourite games. If you’ve played the game, some songs started to play in your brain right now. Songs goes perfect with the game but that doesn’t mean you can’t listen them by itself. Also you should listen this album when you’re going to write/create something, it helps you to focus better (at least helps me).
Basscharmer (Sabri E. Sabancı) yeni EP’si ‘P is for Pluto’yu bugün yayınladı. Benim EP’deki favorilerimden birisi olan ‘We Don’t Go To Ravenholm’ da bu pazarın müziği oldu. EP’nin tamamını playerdaki linkten ya da buradan albümün sayfasına giderek dinleyebilirsiniz. Beğenirseniz Bandcamp üzerinden DRM-free olarak satın almanızı da tavsiye ederim.
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Basscharmer‘s new EP ‘P is for Pluto’ goes online today. Because of this, one of my favourite songs from EP, ‘We Don’t Go To Ravenholm’ became the song of this sunday. You can listen all songs from EP here. If you like it, you can buy it from there too.