We are now in Istanbul, Turkey! It’s a very cosmopolitan city, bridging eastern and western culture, and after recording in Venice, Italy, we went for the experience of a lifetime…visiting a place I have never been. Today we had an amazing recording session with a pro production team at Deneyevi Studio, and with world-renown Saz player, Murat Ertel, along with a gypsy percussion player, Umit Adakale. Um…awesome! What a super-cool mix of sound we are adding to our pop record!
Baba Zula is a Turkish alternative musical group, founded in Istanbul in 1996 by founding members Levent Akman and Murat Ertel (Lead Vocals, Saz, Theremin), as well as Coşar Kamçı. With a wide variety of influences and a wide range of instruments, Baba Zula create a unique psychedelic sound.
Ümit Adakale is a multi-instrumentalist artists and Turkish music specialists. Ümit is recognized as a virtuoso musician specializing in a variety of percussion instruments. He is interested in a variety of different genres and cultural traditions.
We are now in Istanbul, Turkey! It’s a very cosmopolitan city, bridging eastern and western culture, and after recording in Venice, Italy, we went for the experience of a lifetime…visiting a place I have never been. Today we had an amazing recording session with a pro production team at Deneyevi Studio, and with world-renown Saz player, Murat Ertel. Um…awesome!
While recording in Venice, Italy, for #ProjectELECTRICO we brought in Italian Singer, Andrea D’Amato, to duet with me, Kathleen Blackwell, on a song, called UNTITLED HEART. We had a lovely, Venetian dinner with Andrea, and explained the premise of UNTITLED HEART, which is in essence, writing the ending of a script for a love song. After dinner, we had Andrea improvise in Italian and sing from his heart…we captured great beauty in his voice. Bella!
We are in Venice, Italy, tracking with Ronan Chris Murphy for my new record, ELECTRICO, and an Italian artist from Treviso, Andrea Gorgi Zuin. Everyone calls him ZU. He plays a Hang (hang drum) tuned at A=432 Hz, not the arbitrary A=440 that we know of in Western pop music today. A=432 Hz is known to be the natural sound of the earth, a frequency that vibrates more naturally in nature, and has healing, energetic powers.
Andrea Gorgi Zuin “ZU” is a musician, traveler, writer, music researcher. His mission is to show the healing power of music through his show, and his music for handpan with 432 hz.
Mike 3rd is a Venetian based European musician and record producer. Versatile and inspired, he attended the Thelonious Jazz School in Vicenza (Italy) and studied with teacher Michele Calgaro. He is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist.
Alberto Stocco is a European drummer born in the Veneto Region of Italy. He soon began the study of drums and percussion, inspired by great musicians of the past and present such as Buddy Ritch, John Bonham, Jojo Mayer, and Benny Greb, who also knew in 2012 during the special one day workshop held at the Prosdocimi Recording Studio in Carmignano di Brenta (PD) – Italy.
Record producer mixer: (Kathleen Blackwell, King Crimson, Steve Morse, Ulver, Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin…) Travel enthusiast, Ronan’s Italy Show Host, and all around wonderful guy. His life in recording has focused on the art and craft of making records, concerned more with creating great works that will stand the test of time, rather than chasing the latest fad. His creative approach to recording has been called for around the world. He has worked on three continents with artists from Dozens of different countries. His productions have received wide critical acclaim, been featured in films and television, won awards and hit the top ten around the world.