Exposé Online banner

Murat Ses — Automaton 2
(CLOU 005, 2005, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2006-05-01

Automaton 2 Cover art

Automaton2 is Murat Ses’ fourth solo release. For those of you not familiar with Murat and his work, Murat is a Turkish electronic musician living in Austria. He spent some time working in the United States a couple of years ago and Automaton2 is his musical impression of the US, specifically San Francisco and Miami. The cover artwork, at first glance, looks a series of silhouetted aliens, but in reality are silhouettes of Turkish sherbet vendors. The CD consists of 13 tracks of East meets West rhythms and melodies. The high point of this release for me is “Polk Street," an amalgamation of disparate elements: urban beats, street cars, Chinese music, banjo samples, etc. that combine to create a delightful musical interlude. “Indian Creek” and “Eau Gallie” give some sense of Florida sunshine and summer. The tracks are well orchestrated and tight, the music enjoyable, and just the right touch for unwinding after a hectic day.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 33, 2005 releases

Related artist(s): Murat Ses

Latest news

2020-07-06
Ennio Morricone RIP – Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. » Read more

2020-06-14
Keith Tippett RIP – One of the giants of British jazz has left us. Keith Graham Tippetts, known professionally as Keith Tippett, died today at the age of 72. His work from the late 60s into the 70s and beyond includes some of the greatest jazz produced in the UK, and stands as an impressive oevre to this day. » Read more

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santana, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Box of Crayons - Colorblind Chameleon – This one took me several listens before I could even begin to pin it down enough to write a review. Covering a wide spectrum of art rock, Box of Crayons are certainly interesting. Their starting point...  (1999) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues