Murat SesMurat Ses is a keyboard player and composer with strong Eurasian electronic elements. He is the creator of the Anadolu Pop style that has been influencing Turkish music scene for decades. His LP Danses et Rythmes de la Turquie d'hier à aujourd'hui was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque by the Charles Cros Academie in Paris. The albums AUTOMATON (Slave with Ewer Device), BINFEN (feat.Tan) and CULDUZ, all released in the 1990s, are parts of a trilogy with the concept: "The Timeless and Boundaryless Context of Culture and Civilization". Ses has had excellent press (US Keyboard, Audion, i/e, Expose ...) and airplay (Binfen was no.7 in Ohio). His main influences are Pink Floyd, Traffic, Jimmy Smith, Eastern Mediterranean, Levantine, and Central Asian cultures and music. He is the most important Turkish artist still internationally active and shaping today's independent electronic music scene.
His earlier (late 60s early 70s) psychedelic-Anatolian works with English lyrics released under US, Dutch, German and Canadian labels in the late 1990s through 2002. Murat's most recent album with his "San Francisco/Miami Impressions" were recorded in Miami, Florida and will be published in 2003 as Automaton² (Automaton Square)
In the early 1990s Murat Ses developed a musical style he terms Electric Levantine. The main elements of the style are microtonal properties created on authentic Levantine scales, electronical produced instrument timbres and Western music. Electric Levantine can be heard performed on his album AUTOMATON (Slave with Ewer Device) Murat Ses is also creator of the ANADOLU POP (a synthesis of Anatolian Music and Western elements).
See also: Mogollar