In the beginnings of 2016 I moved to Barcelona. Naturally it took sometime for me to get used to a new city and country. After sometime, I decided to do something related to music again. First I started attending to a choir. We were even having concerts. But I think it’s totally a different experience to write your own song and lyrics. So I discovered that the choir thing was not satisfying me as I thought it would.
So I got my iPad in my hands. Luckily those times a referendum for the presidency system would be held in Turkey. And I decided to write a song to support “NO”… a little positive, a little uplifting (for that reason you hear a lot of NO’s (HAYIR) in the song.
Well, that was a good idea but just writing a song, singing, sharing it with your friends in Facebook… and then what? I decided to think a bit bigger. I asked my friend Idil, who was living in Barcelona then, “shall we make a duet?”
İdil had also helped me a lot with my residence things throughout the stages of my moving to Barcelona. Moreover she was a soloist in a band. She is such a fairy-like person that I knew deep inside that she wouldn’t say no, no matter how occupied she was with her thesis.
After a while we completed the recordings and started developing ideas for the video with other friends who were also living in Barcelona. But we had too little time so nothing came out of it. But MUCIZE (Miracle) remained in my archive until today. It’s one of my favorites in this album thanks to the voice of Idil.
Eventually after a 5-year-silence, I have decided to collect together some of my songs (those in turkish) and release this album called “Aptal Insan”, which means Stupid Human. This time I decided to do everything from tip to toe myself, I mean, not just the songs themselves, their arrangements, writing the lyrics and singing but also making the mixing and mastering and even (now) promoting. Honestly I discovered there was too much to learn. And still, a perfectionist like me would never be content by the outcome, but anyway, I tried to do the best that I can with the tools that I have. In that sense, this was, as a whole, a very satisfying 4-5 month journey. Though, I must admit, it was a very difficult work. I totally respect those sound engineers with what they are doing about the mixing and mastering stages.
I will share the links and the stories of each song individually in the following days but for now I’m giving you the Spotify link. You can still listen to it even without a subscription and with some possible advertisements of course. Apart from Spotify, it’s also available on other digital stores such as Apple music, Deezer, Google play, Tidal etc and in apps like TikTok, Instagram (stories) and Facebook (stories) where you can find me as “Taquo”. And what can you do to support?
You may add the songs to your favorite playlists
Certainly you may like and share in various platforms
You may use them on your Instagram/Facebook stories (please don’t forget to mention me 😁)
Any feedback/comment (positive or negative) is very motivating
🇬🇧 Since I have started this playlist on Spotify, I happened to know many new artists and bands. Here on this post, I am going to present them you with only one song but I guess it worths going on youtube to see other videos. So, today’s group is Christine and the Queens and their song is Tilted. Thanks to E&M from France for their contribution.
If you want to contribute also, please click HERE and fill the form.
🇪🇸 Desde que he iniciado este playlist en Spotify, vine a conocer a un montón de cantantes y grupos. Aquí en esta entrada, os voy a presentarlos con solamente una canción pero creo que merece la pena ver otros videos en YouTube. Entonces el grupo de hoy es Christine and the Queens, y su canción es Tilted. Gracias a E&M de Francia por su contribución.
Si tú también quieres contribuir, haz clic AQUÍ y rellena el formulario.
Héloïse Letissier (born 1 June 1988), known by her stage name Christine and the Queens, is a French singer, songwriter and producer. Born in Nantes, France, Letissier studied theatre before forming her solo musical group Christine and the Queens. Letissier has been signed to the independent record label Because Music since 2012. Her work combines music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography. MORE INFO [Official website]
Adding more music to my world music playlist. This time the song is coming from O&E from Turkey. Let’s listen to Beirout from Ibrahim Maalouf. By the way, you can also add your song of by CLICKING HERE. Let’s get to know more world music…
So who is Ibrahim Maalouf…
Ibrahim Maalouf (born 5 December 1980) is a French-Lebanese trumpet player and teacher, composer and arranger. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and now lives in Paris, France.
Maalouf was born into a Lebanese family of intellectuals and artists; he is the son of trumpeter Nassim Maalouf and pianist Nada Maalouf, nephew of the writer Amin Maalouf and grandson of journalist, poet and musicologist Rushdi Maalouf. He is noted for playing Arabic music with quarter tones on the trumpet, which is a rare skill, pioneered by his father and Don Ellis in the 1960s. MORE INFO HERE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
🇬🇧 Keeping up sharing songs from my world music playlist. Today again, I am presenting you a song suggested by E&M from France; Nicolas Jaar – No… Listen!
🇪🇸 Siguo compartiendo canciones desde mi lista de la musica del mundo. Hoy, de nuevo, os presento otra canción sugerida por E&M desde Francia; Nicolas Jaar – No… Escuchadlo!
Would you like to add your favorite to the list? Please fill the form on my contact page
Nicolas Jaar (born January 10, 1990) is a Chilean-American composer and recording artist based in New York. Among his notable works are the albums Space Is Only Noise (2011), Pomegranates (2015) and Sirens (2016). He is known in the club world for his various dance 12″ EPs he put out from 2008 to 2011. More info Nicolas Jaar official Website