Istanbul-based Tolga Büyük started his solo project Islandman in 2010. Already a part of Istanbul’s psychedelic scene with the live-performing band Farfara, he took with him the loose improvisation practice and, through Islandman, explored his love for afrobeat, kraut, and ambient. The resulting brew of mainly instrumental tracks is a laid back, funky and mind-expanding world of both acoustic instruments, field recordings and crisp electronics. While some sense of his Anatolian roots are evident in his more folksy tracks, Islandman has more in common with the international Balearic music scene in his invocations of influences.