“After all those reissues and compilations, you might be forgiven for thinking that the well of Turkish psych must have been drained dry by now. But the deep diggers at Corvo are here to disavow you of that notion with a third compilation of lesser-known cuts. And what a collection. There are dancers and head-nodders, a brace of poppy vocal numbers, a foray into freaky electronica, some deeply funky folk, and some of what can only be described as pseudo-motorik, all with that beautifully thick, analogue production. The accompanying 12”—one side shimmery disco and the other side earthy folk—is perhaps less immediate; more of a grower.
Eye-catching as the arty, tactile insert is, it might have been nice to use it to provide a bit more provenance concerning some of the acts represented here (if, indeed, any is known!) Still, a brilliant compilation—let’s hope it’s not really the last.”
— Christopher Budd, Shindig! Issue #65
“And so the epic trans continental quest which began in 2015 with the release of the first of Corvo’s themed limited edition vinyl only series of compilations reaches its conclusion with the arrival of the fourth and final leg of this incredible audio journey – From South Korea To Singapore. Things get off to a lively start amid the busy South Korean jazz vibes of Kim Hee Gap’s ‘Shanty’ (Sailor’s Song’) and Akari Ishigawa And His Group’s intense Japanese fuzz psych before the sounds start to become progressively more exotic in the form of Priti Sagar’s ‘Jeevitam Atee Sundaram’ – apparently the soundtrack for an Aspirin commercial no less. From here on transplanted blasts of 70s Afro rock (via Malaysia) and the contrasting hues of what sounds like 60s melodic garage pop from Singapore and The Phillipines give way to the collection’s closing hybrid of Western pop and traditional Oriental styles – Pancy Lau’s ‘A Long Stream Of Tears’.”
— Grahame Bent, Shindig! Issue #65