Murat Ses’ eighth solo album Beside the Sun will be released by Clou Records (Florida, USA) and will be distributed by several companies including the New York label PWMN (PeaceWorkMusicNetwork). Digital distribution will be on iTunes, amazon.com, aol.com, Napster, Mondomix and other online sales companies starting on January 1, 2010.
Beside the Sun or Sun Dog or Parhelia or Mock Sun is an amazing atmospheric phenomenon. It’s a luminous halo on either side of the sun. For Murat Ses this phenomenon can be easily translated to interactions and forms of appearance in diverse cultures. The humanity is the source of all as the sun here is. We are the common denominators even if we would not admit. As an artist, he tries to find out musical aspects world cultures have in common. The album has thirteen tracks and has a total duration of sixty-one minutes.
The album Beside the Sun is an invitation to reconsider personal ideas about other cultures in the hope that everyone may find similarities in his or hers with other cultures. All artwork/liner notes are created by ÖpBe who has been designing and supplying thematic ideas to all albums by Murat Ses.
The music has been composed and recorded during his stays in the USA (St. Augustine, Miami and Orlando), Austria and Turkey (Bodrum), enriched by Murat’s microtonal synthesizer performances and additional vocal contributions. Murat’s high quality network of international friends contributed to this album, talented vocalists/musicians from the USA (Ramona Graham, Elaine Schoendorf, KCentric, Panu Moon, spinningmerkaba), UK (Azoora, MTG aka CaramelG), Netherlands (Abhi S.V.) Canada (Barbarella, Lisa Patric, Brad), Japan (Riyu Konaka), Latin America (C Dala/Nego Elias from Brazil).
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