New York, NY (Top40 Charts) This time Murat Ses worked on one of his iconic tracks Mehter (first Automaton LP from 1990) build on the characteristics of the musical ensemble Mehter playing Ottoman military music of the Janizaries that had immense influence on Mozart and Beethoven.
With MEHTER 3, his second 2021 single, Dr. Murat Ses (Father of Anadolu Pop) goes on telling musical stories of his impressions of what he dubs as 'the timeless and boundless context of civilization' since early 90s. This second single and coming others in 2021 will be bundled in AUTOMATON CUBED (Automaton 3) by the end of 2021. The concept was created by his wife Nihal Ses aka OpBe, awarded publisher of CLOUZINE Magazine.
In the first half of the thirteenth century the palaces located in the northern area between Euphrates and Tigris were managed by robots and machines. Cezari's work Kitab Fi Marifat El-Hayal El-Handasiya (the book of mechanical knowledge about automatons) unites scientific knowledge with practical application and is useful for the discovery of mechanical frauds.
The figures on the cover of the single represent an automatic construction which served its owner during his ablutions. Similar automatons could perform music on numerous instruments.
With regard to civilization and culture, Murat's point of view is a very special one, looking at and beyond the contemporary issues in a way that's neither orientalistic nor occidentalistic. In this approach, there would be no 'clash of cultures', since we all are 'one and same thing'. Maybe we are conceiving the whole 'one' matter from different perpectives and believe that we are seeing and experiencing differing matters as it was in the explanations of the so-called 'String Theory'.
MEHTER 3 comes up with a new electronic, dance, ambient, world approach which has the hallmark of Murat's legendary fusion style known as Anadolu Pop (Grand Prix du Disque in Paris, France, back then in early 70s) he worked out with his wife Nihal Ses (founder of first traditional, folkloristic dance group in Austrian College in Istanbul back in late 60s and early 70s).
MEHTER 3 was composed during and following his stays in Bodrum (Turkey), Austria, and in the U.S.A, predominantly in California and Florida.