Lemon Far East is a hybrid between Turkish music and jazz band.
The band was born under the impulse of drummer-percussionist Jean-Yves Roucan, surrounded by François Fuchs on double bass and Gilles Andrieux on the Oud. Joined by accordionist Jasko Ramic, violinist Ruben Tenenbaum and singer Hande Topaloglu to record the album. “Blending,” “hybridization,” and “exchange” are three words representative of the music in this first opus named Scandali (2016).
Of oriental inspiration, the finely chiseled writing of the group opens the way to trance and improvisation. They use instruments from Anatolia (Saz, Kementché, Darbuka, Req, Bendir) and specific codes of Ottoman music (modal and untempered music, odd rhythms) to create their original compositions.
Their title Penceresi was chosen to be part of the soundtrack for the film La Taularde by Audrey Estrougo with Sophie Marceau.