Exposé Online banner

Can Atilla — Omni
(Groove Unlimited GR-103, 2004, CD)

by Roel Steverink, Published 2004-09-01

Omni Cover artHere we have the new album by Can Atilla from Turkey. But before I go on with the music, I have to mention the again amazing cover made by Pablo Magne. Most albums which this great artist has done, just leave you in wonder or make you think when you look at them. Back to the music. For the readers who aren't familiar with his style, it's definitely music for a bigger audience. And I get the strong impression that he was satisfied too soon. For example there are some very beautiful space passages, but they are too short and too few. Too often you get very commercial rhythms with too catchy melodics on top, other times like on "Sputnik 1 (Part 2)," it's more Jarre with different layers on top and although derivative, these are the better tracks. When you look into the bonus tracks in the end you know he stands close to modern dance, cause they're all remixes. No, the result is quite mediocre.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 30, 2004 releases

Related artist(s): Can Atilla

Latest news

Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more

Adelbert von Deyen RIP – Word reaches us that German electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen has died. His recorded legacy reaches back to 1978, when Sky Records released Sternzeit. Von Deyen, who was born October 25, 1953 in Süderbrarup, was also known as a painter and graphic artist. » Read more

Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

Previously in Exposé...

Kurt Rongey - With Form It Threatens Silence – Quite a few years ago — I think it was after I first heard Echolyn — I devised a new sub-genre of progressive rock, part of my own eccentric system of categorizing music. I called this sub-genre...  (2008) » Read more

Listen & discover

Print issues