Türküm returns from a comparatively quiet yr with a thunderous debut album that's as heavy-hitting as it's deeply private and poignant. The 11-track album, “Anti-Sober,” is an exploration of his years-long wrestle with alcohol. Locked in a battle of ego and extra, the album represents his downward spiral and eventual redemption for the troubled and proficient producer. Over the course of its 26 minute run time, “Anti-Sober” runs the gamut of human emotion, from worry, anger, loneliness, disappointment and at last hope, all by way of richly produced soundscapes and a cinematic filter. Packed with adrenaline-laced highs and somber lows “Anti-Sober” ebbs and flows whereas it builds and drops. From the depth of “Beast” and “Power” to the frenetic aggression of “Your Heart,” the album’s entrance half shouldn't be for the feint of coronary heart. A transparent manifestation of his anger and dependancy. The second half explodes with the highs of his redemption.
Like a phoenix from the ashes, Turkum modifications his sound on the album’s second half. Closing tracks “Starlight” and “Treat Me Right” brighten issues up with upbeat vocals and basic home melodies that finish issues on a literal excessive notice. The album itself is an trustworthy portrayal of the ups and downs of inventive pursuits, giving a peak into the psyche of a producer caught within the grips of a disaster — and his eventual re-emergence into the sunshine.