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No Life 05:01
Dreams 06:10
Dead Man 04:24
Sleepwalkers 04:09


SIFIR (aka Zafer Aracagok) is a one-man-band from Istanbul who has released electronic/experimental albums and pieces in Turkey, UK, Italy, France, USA and Germany. His music finds its point of departure from what he defined as "desonance" both theoretically and musically. Sometimes he collaborates with other musicians to decompose together the sounds and vocals towards the end of a more liberative act of listening.

The current work, SHOEDRIFT, echoes the motivations of what was known as shoegaze yet with guitar layers which often fall out of tune so as to fabulate a drift as in dreams and sleepwalking. Without doubt, the rhythmic qualities of SHOEDRIFT never closes the doors on the possibility of a revival of art forms both dark and entertaining. Somnambulism or rather Somnambulist Situationists is another concern of SIFIR about which he published articles in line with Deleuzian philosophy.


released December 23, 2021

Al the instruments and tracks in SHOEDRIFT are played; recorded, mixed and decomposed by SIFIR except the distorted flute on track 4 played by Mehmet Ali Taşlı.

Vocal contributions:
Gilles Deleuze: main vocals on “dreams” on track 4.
Mübeccel Aracagök: back vocals on track 4.
Ezgi İrem Mutlu: main vocals on tracks 3 & 6.
Umut Yıldırım: back vocals on tracks 3 & 5.
Umur Çelikyay: back vocals on tracks 1 & 4.

Artwork by SIFIR
@ Istanbul 2021

Most recent releases by SIFIR are
▪ Obsolete Capitalism and SIFIR / Chaos Variation No:VII, Rizosfera and Rough Trade, Italy & UK, July 2020.

▪SIFIR / “Desonance”, Ultrablack of Music, Book+Sound Compilation, Force Inc. /ed. Achim Szepanski, Mille Plateaux, Frankfurt, Germany, May 2020.


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