A Thousand Cranes (Asphalt Tango)
The Turkish-born, Hackney-based singer Çiğdem Aslan explores the Greek blues of rebetika on her second solo album. Recorded in Athens, she sings up a storm on a set of great poise, her voice equally at home on fast, skipping dance numbers and songs of brooding intensity, sung over exquisite musical textures provided by her crack musicians. She is a musician at the top of her game. A Top of the World in #124.