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The Turkish Storm Calendar, based on the ancient Coptic Calendar, is an aid to farmers and mariners and is based on centuries of weather watching; it predicts significant weather events. There are patterns in the apparent chaos of weather.

The tunes in this album are predominantly built upon traditional Turkish rhythms but also explore the Turkish makam tuning system, where some notes are tuned differently from our usual Western tuning. We haven't attempted to follow the compositional rules and expectations of the makam tradition - we simply don't have the knowledge and we may have made mistakes - but we believe that breaking free of our Western tempered tuning opens up a whole unexplored world of musical possibility.

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released 30 August 2013
All tracks written by Louis Counter and Vince Millett. Cover art by Travis Nobles.

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Secret Archives of the Vatican Croydon, UK

Secret Archives of the Vatican are Broken Drum Records‘ main act. Their music is usually described as Transglobal Breakbeat Dub Science as it contains elements of many genres: breakbeat, dub, dubstep, drumstep, triphop, drum and bass, Indian, Arabian and Turkish musics and many more. They are a small collective, based across the UK but with main recording facilities in Croydon, South London. ... more

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