Reptilians From Andromeda
Reptilians from Andromeda (aka RFA),is an artrock nowave band from İstanbul Turkey.
Band was formed by Tolga Özbey and Aybike Celik Özbey as “Solar Chaos” in 2013
after 20 years of carrier Tolga Özbey disband his 90’s well-kown Turkish punk rock band Rashit.
It’s like getting rip off from mainstream music and backing to roots of do it yourself music.
At the begining Solar Chaos was an instrumental, experimental, videoart band who sounds
on genres like avangarde, artrock, post-punk, garage . They were making video collages
from found footages on their very unique experimental audio matterial. They released a
self-titled diy album in 2013. In 2016 this recording was released from Canadian avangard
record label Fuck Yr Body Up. All tracks in that album also has a visual track which
was made in form of video montage method.
And than band changed its name into Reptilians from Andromeda in 2013 due to they just
began to record music with lyrics which was writen by Aybike Celik Ozbey.
Reptilians, record and produce their music in a do it yourself attitude.
They’re using vintage sound equipments on their recordings, 4 track tape recorders,
reel-to-reel tape recorders, analog guitar effect pedals, vintage microphones, old radios for
noise producing, theremins and vintage drum machines and rhythm boxes.
So their unique sound can be describe as in terms of lo-fi, garage and nowave music.
They use Johnny the Tramp name as the drummer. A fictional character that they produce for their drum machine recordings.
But in April 2016 Taylan Turan has been included to the band as a drummer.
In time RFA is based in Istanbul and they were released 4 Eps and an album from indiependent US labels.
2013 Reptilians from Andromeda self-titled K7 Cassette Ep released by Dead Plant Records (US)
2014 Reptilians from Andromeda “Jungle Highness” Ep by Subruckus Collective (US) on CD
2015 Reptilians from Andromeda self-titled Ep by Spirit Goth records (US) on CD/itunes/spotify
2015 Reptilians from Andromeda “Loves gonna destroy us” Ep by Spirit Goth records (US) on CD/itunes/spotify
2016 Reptilians from Andromeda “Lament for a Party Girl” Cd from 1000 Islands records (US)
2016 Reptilians from Andromeda “Sonic Rabbit Hole” Cd from Small Bear Records (UK)
2016 Reptilians from Andromeda “Whatever” K7 Cassette Album from Illuminated Paths (US)