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Umit Inatci - ART

RELEASE DATE - 15 AUG 2019

Masterful fusion guitarist Okan Ersan takes listeners on a musical journey through outer space on Nibiru. Ersan’s quartet with keyboardist Serkan Özyilmaz, bassist Eylem Pelit and drummer Volkan Öktem performs an original seven-part suite full of electronic excitement, colourful ensembles, and individual heroics.

Okan Ersan, a powerful guitarist and an imaginative composer, debuts a seven-piece work on Nibiru inspired by a signal received in 1977 that is believed to be the first ever transmission from outer space.

The most suitable music to depict a journey through the galaxies and the vastness of space is futuristic jazz fusion, an area that the guitarist explores with keyboardist Serkan Özyilmaz, bassist Eylem Pelit and drummer Volkan Öktem during the ambitious project. Named after the mythical planet Nibiru, the program gives listeners an uncharted perspective of the universe along with some dazzling music. Each of its seven chapters tells a different outer space story.

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A 42 minute uncharted perspective of the Universe

CHAPTER I - 6EQUJ5 (Wow Signal)

The opening “6EQUJ5 (Wow Signal)” starts with Morse code which seeks to translate the legendary outer space transmission from 1977. The rhythm is soon emulated by Ersan on guitar and the tight quartet which engages in intense interplay. Here, as on several of the pieces, the music is blended with recordings of space captured by NASA.

CHAPTER II - AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE

“As Far Away As Possible” tells the story of light in space (which is used to calculate light years) on a piece that is both brooding and beautiful while conveying the endless nature of space.

CHAPTER III - DEEP FIELD

“Deep Field,” which begins with some furious drumming from Öktem, has a mysterious feel and some raging guitar.

CHAPTER IV - GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

“Gravitational Waves” features a catchy rhythmic pattern and wild guitar playing.

CHAPTER V - TRANSCENDING

In contrast, “Transcending” is a quiet piece with a lyrical statement from Ersan.

CHAPTER VI - NIBIRU

“Nibiru” is an imagined greeting from the fictional outer planet to Earth. Its music, which is topped off by an attractive closing groove, is celebratory and welcoming.

CHAPTER VII - SPACE JUNGLE - Anunnaki

The suite concludes with "Space Jungle – Anunnaki” which uses some otherworldly sounds to depict the natives of Nibiru on a desperate journey to save their planet.

Okan Ersan - Composer, Guitars, Rhodes & Synthesizer
Serkan Özyılmaz - Piano, Rhodes & Synthesizer
Eylem Pelit : Bass
Volkan Öktem : Drums

Artworks & Poem by Ümit İnatçı

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Umit Inatci - ART

On a faraway space fugitive planet

On an unknown arch curve

A long-large sound extends

To the eardrum of earth

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An arid sound is drown

The last breath of a lost civilization

Universe will gather life from there

Rising from within spiral scream

Information
Okan Ersan : Guitar, Rhodes, Synth
Serkan Özyılmaz : Piano, Rhodes, Synth
Eylem Pelit : Bass

Volkan Öktem : Drums
Recording

ERKAN ADLİN RECORDING ENGINEER

SELİM SAYARI MASTERING ENGINEER

Art

ÜMİT İNATÇI ARTWORKS & POEM

EREN YAĞMUROĞLU CREATIVE DIRECTOR

WRITTEN, COMPOSED & PRODUCED BY OKAN ERSAN

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