- Sputnik 1 (Part 1) [4:36]
- Leb-i Derya [5:52]
- Inside [1:20]
- Cafe De La Defense [5:51]
- Visions [0:52]
- Madeleine Hotel [4:54]
- Sputnik 1 (Part 2) [4:02]
- E=MC2 (Einstainiana) [5:30]
- Chronos [5:19]
- Avalon [8:05]
- Sputnik 2 [7:16]Bonus tracks:
- Sputnik 1 (M.I.R. Remix) [6:02]
- Leb-i Derya (Snow Remix) [6:41]
- Avalon (Black Remix) [6:46]
- Cafe De La Defense (Ludwig Van Remix) [6:32]
Jarre and TD influences
Teoman Pasinlioglu / Ankara –
I bought Can’s latest album ‘Omni’ immediately after its release.
The album successfully contains musical pieces for different tastes. You can listen to it from the beginning to the end many many times without pressing the stop button, it’s that good and expressive.
I strongly recommend this album to anyone looking for serious electronic music. Keep up the good work Can!. We hope to hear your future works from you soon.
2004. Teoman Pasinlioglu / Ankara
Bill Binkelman –
Can Atillas Omni is a pure adrenaline rush – a fusion of slick powerful instrumental synth-pop, blistering EM, pumping house/Techno, and dramatic cinematic soundscapes. It would not be a stretch to call this the highest voltage and most fun to groove to” recording of 2004 (although Peter Mergeners Lounge Control is running neck to neck with it right now). If you have a fondness for music awash with layer upon layer of melodic synths
Menno von Brucken Fock / SonicImmersion.org –
This album will fortunately!- be released by Groove.
The final track list still hasnt been confirmed yet, but the promo from Omni contains eleven tracks and four bonus remixes.
In his native Turkey the classically trained (violin!) musician Can Atilla is a well-known artist, mostly because of his work as a composer, arranger and conductor.
Omni is his tenth album, the latest addition to his back catalogue which also includes two soundtracks and a live album. The music is bombastic, featuring warm-sounding sequencers (TD!) and modern rhythms, with sometimes pounding, but not too dominant bass-drums.
Atilla handles all the electronics and drum programming, but uses a string section (on Leb-i Derya) and a number of guest musicians on guitar, sax (on the TD-styled ballad Madeline Hotel) and electric violin.
Although 1980s TD is an important influence, so are disco rhythms and Turkish folk music (Leb-i Derya), resulting in an outstanding, occasionally bizarre and yet impressive album.
Besides some good, danceable tracks there are little gems that could have been created by Paul Ward or Michael Shipway (E=MC2), while Avalon clearly shows touches of Jarre.
An excellent modern-sounding album which faithfully preserves the best sounds from the seventies and eighties.
Perhaps Groove could release his older work as well?
2004. Menno von Brucken Fock / SonicImmersion.org
Phil Derby / Electroambient Space –
Turkish synthesizer artist Can Atilla sure can sound different from album to album. He did classic Tangerine Dream circa 1980 to a tee on his Ave disc; he did similar treatment to their 90s sound in Waves Of Wheels; now, with Omni, he sounds like energetic Jean-Michel Jarre with a splash of disco and techno.
My 8 year-old daughter is dancing around and grinning while Im listening. It would be difficult to feel down while playing Omni; upbeat numbers like Caf de la Defense” are too much fun. This one has a cool beat and groove
Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity –
This release from 2004 features 79 minutes of exhilarating electronic music.
Joining Atilla (who plays keyboards, samplers, electronics and drumming) on this recording are: Turay Dinleyen and Ebru Davran on electric violin, Metin Paksoy on alto sax, Selcuk Sami Cingi on acoustic guitar, Murat Yucel on rhythm guitar, Berat Tekin on darbuka, and the Turay Dinleyen String Ensemble.
Uptempo keyboards are flavored by bubbling electronics and peppy rhythms, resulting in alluring tuneage that is resolutely enthralling and engaging. Atillas style fuses contemporary electronics with a rollicking jubilation that is refreshing in a genre of over-serious approaches. The tempos captivate more than the audiences tapping feet, while his nimble-fingered riffs dazzle more than just the appreciative mind. Surging aspects cascade with calculated intent, conspiring to generate tunes that entice as they mesmerize.
There is a uniqueness to Atillas compositions that evades comparison. His music combines aesthetic and pop elements, producing a union that allows the songs to shine with a celebratory vivacity as they smolder with cerebral charisma.
Some tracks display a Middle Eastern edge, but these touches are immersed in the overall exuberance of the melody, ignoring geographic boundaries to create a sound that is pleasantly universal and nonpartisan.
The CD includes four bonus tracks, remixes that enliven the original melodies with a dancefloor flair of sparkling style.
2005. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity
Jean-Francois / France –
Can anyone tell me WHERE, HOW and WHEN Madelaine Hotel” was composed?
This piece of music is sublime. One never gets tired of listening to this track.
2007. Jean-Francois / France“