Exposé Online banner

Murat Ses — Automaton 2
(CLOU 005, 2005, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2006-05-01

Automaton 2 Cover art

Automaton2 is Murat Ses’ fourth solo release. For those of you not familiar with Murat and his work, Murat is a Turkish electronic musician living in Austria. He spent some time working in the United States a couple of years ago and Automaton2 is his musical impression of the US, specifically San Francisco and Miami. The cover artwork, at first glance, looks a series of silhouetted aliens, but in reality are silhouettes of Turkish sherbet vendors. The CD consists of 13 tracks of East meets West rhythms and melodies. The high point of this release for me is “Polk Street," an amalgamation of disparate elements: urban beats, street cars, Chinese music, banjo samples, etc. that combine to create a delightful musical interlude. “Indian Creek” and “Eau Gallie” give some sense of Florida sunshine and summer. The tracks are well orchestrated and tight, the music enjoyable, and just the right touch for unwinding after a hectic day.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 33, 2005 releases

Related artist(s): Murat Ses

Latest news

2020-02-18
Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more

2020-01-15
Carlos Alvarado RIP – Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more

2020-01-12
Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

2020-01-12
Michael Allison RIP – Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Frágil - Sorpresa del Tiempo – While they are relatively unknown in most of the world, Frágil must be quite popular in their homeland of Peru. Case in point: this live reunion CD from a concert in 1999, recorded with a...  (2002) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues