- Torchlight [5:55]
- Arpeggiator [5:24]
- Underwater Moonlight [2:37]
- Dark Velvet [4:15]
- Whiteout [14:53]
- Marco Polo [6:00]
- Winterland [5:36]
- Dream Recorder [6:26]
- Abyss [4:08]
- Leonardo [8:43]
Live in Ankara. All new music
€ 7,90 – € 10,00
Released: 2003 By Groove Unlimited
Live in Ankara. All new music
CD, MP3, FLAC
Paul Rijkens –
Can Atilla is an important artist because there are not so many Turkish musicians known who make serious electronic music. Until now, Can has released one CD Ave” (a tribute to Tangerine Dream) and one (un-official) CD-R called “Waves Of Wheels”. Both were received very well.
The music on “Live” is recorded at the Ankara International Music Festival on May 22nd 2002. The music is completely new and contains style elements of Jean Michel Jarre
Sylvain Lupari / Qubec, Canada –
Can Atilla took the world of EM by surprise with his amazing homage to Tangerine Dream, his excellent Ave. Since this, he produced Wave Wheels and then silence. A silence broken in a beautiful manner with a very good new opus Live .
Born in Turkey, this album was recorded in his natal earth, the international music festival that was held in Ankara, capital of Turkey, in May 2002. With all new materials, this cd shows the strongly influences on his music by Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre.
It is very obvious when we listen to the opening track, Torchlight. We can easily believe that it is Jarre himself. Very electronic, with a lot of rhythms and sounds effects. The nostalgics will ask for more. The following pieces are in the spirit of the 80/90 Tangerine Dreams sound. Whiteout is a striking example.
Marco Polo is not without recalling us the better moments of Vangelis. Winterlands has a more acoustic approach, with piano and beautiful guitar joined by an excellent synthesizer play, a very beautiful piece that shows the talents of Can Atilla in composition. Dream To Restring plunges us back in the very enchanting universe of CA rhythms. Sounds effects, percussions and especially very hooking synthesizers. Abyss is a rather experimental intro to Leonardo that close magnificently this album.
Live is a very EM album electronic that marks the return of Can Atilla. While waiting for the upcoming studio cd entitled Omni, due for this spring. Its energetic and full of rhythm. Its powerful and melodious. Its pleasing listening to it. CA is a brilliant and excellent writer and musician. I give this cd a 3 on 5.
2003. Sylvain Lupari / Qubec, Canada
Hugo / Nederland –
Deze meneer is voor mij een hoofdstuk apart. Na Ave waar de grondslag niet kan missen is Live ook een cd waar je niet lang hoeft te luisteren om erachter te komen waar je de muziek al eerder gehoord hebt.
Toch zit er iets in wat misschien meneer z’n eigen stijl is. Hopelijk maakt meneer nog eens een cd gevuld met eigen muziek. Deze cd is zeker geen afknapper maar teveel herkenbaar.
2003. Hugo / Nederland
Krsat Pasinliolu / Ankara, Turkey –
Can Atillas live” album
Phil Derby / Electroambient Space –
Wow! The first track, Torchlight”
Carl Jenkinson –
As proof of the increasingly global appeal of electronic music comes the Turkish musician Can Atilla with an album recorded at the Ankara International Music Festival in may 2002.
There is little trace of Atilla‘s Turkish roots to be found in the music (it would have made for an interesting mixture if there had) but Atilla certainly wears his twin influences in the shape of Jean Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream firmly on his sleeve.
Unlike many artists who use their 70s output as inspiration Atilla takes his cues from their up-tempo, highly rhythmic 80s output with noticeable similarities throughout, not least in the titles Apreggiator” which actually sounds nothing like Jarre‘s track of the same name