In Silence

by Burak Ozmucur

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"Fans of Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson, etc ought to really enjoy the fairly straight-forward prog metal of Burak Ozmucur. “Prog” is a stretch, actually; the songwriting is pretty straight-forward, too, delivered in concise, catchy doses. So, like, the Porcupine Tree chilled out metal vibes and soundscapes without the prog elements. I love the layered vocal harmonies."
- Vince Neilstein // Metalsucks www.metalsucks.net/2013/11/14/unsigned-8/

"This three track EP is in a different league from his three previous releases. For fans of atmospheric rock with attitude, such Porcupine Tree and The Addiction Tree."
- Andy Read // Dutch Progressive Rock Page
mayor-on-a-bench.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-25-prog-rock-and-prog-metal-albums.html

"The bottom line with In Silence is this... If you are looking for something that is a little bit progressive, a little bit spaced out but super-heavy at times, really just gigantic vocals that are going to get stuck in your head for days, weeks, depending on how good your memory is I guess… then In Silence is for you. You are going to LOVE this album. It only clocks in at about 12 or 13 minutes but you are going to be hitting the repeat button. I can guarantee you that!"
- Greg Kennelty // Radio in Opposition & Metal Injection
www.radioinopposition.com/podcast/april-28-2014-hiss-tracts-protomartyr-thin-privilege-burak-ozmucur-kim-kelly/

"This is a great taste of what Ozmucur has in store for his fans and I’m glad to get a chance to hear him warming up because if this is the start, watch out for the blast off! Grab a copy and get in on the ground floor of a fantastic ride."
- Rick Ecker // New Noise Magazine
newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-burak-ozmucur-in-silence-ep/

"With In Silence, Burak Ozmucur gives us three songs are worthy of inclusion on your playlist next to Alice in Chains and Pink Floyd."
-Examiner
www.examiner.com/article/album-review-burak-ozmucur-breaks-his-silence

"In Silence is an ethereal and winding, down tempo record full of contemplation."
-Scallywag Magazine
scallywagmagazine.com/solo-artist-breaks-the-sound-barrier-with-in-silence/

"There's great musicianship and great depth of feeling to be had here, and Ozmucur shows us with his debut In Silence that sometimes that's really all we need out of our music."
- Layla Marino // Brutal Resonance
brutalresonance.com/review/burak-ozmucur-in-silence/

"if you like rock bands like A Perfect Circle and Katatonia that flirt with a more metal tone to their guitars and are heavy on the melancholy then this is worth a listen. I am curious to hear a full-length from this guy as he has raised the bar pretty high for him self."
- Wil Lewellyn // Abysmal Hymns
abysmalhymns.blogspot.com/2015/03/in-case-you-missed-burak-ozmucur-s-in.html

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released October 12, 2013

Written, produced and mixed by Burak Ozmucur
Mastered by Luke Martin at Versed Audio
www.facebook.com/VersedAudio
Art concept by Sean Buckley at Aggressive Logo Design
aggressivelogodesign.carbonmade.com

Inspired by atmospheric guitar tones and melodic driven leads/vocals, thematically, “In Silence” is a 3-song EP about disappearance. It was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered between May-August 2013.

The EP is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other digital retailers worldwide.

The gear that was used to record all of the music:
Line 6 POD HD Desktop for all guitar and bass tones
Toontrack ezDrummer into Reaper for drum programming
PRS Tremonti SE as the choice of guitar
Squier Affinity 5-String Bass as the choice of bass
Rode Condenser Microphone (NT-1A) to track all vocals

Digital Audio Workstations:
Reaper and Presonus Studio One

Special thanks to the following:
Necati Ozmucur, Rezan Ozmucur, Suleyman Ozmucur, Luke Martin from Versed Audio, Sean Buckley from Aggressive Logo Design and The Deadstation, Ryan Buckley from The Deadstation, Bruce Malley from Pray for Sound, Aytac Denk from the Post Rock Facebook Page, Ryan Bruce aka “Fluff” from Riffs Beards and Gear, Nem Nol from Lady Obscure Music Magazine, Karl Belshaw, Jeremy Farmer, Moises Salomon Cerda Ambriz, Jason Ringer, Jeremy Kellner, Henri Kaartinen, Greg Kennelty, Matthew Morton, Caner Dilmener, Levent Beken, F Javier Trapero Alonso, Sungwoo Jeong, Jamie Long, Bill Gallant, Dale Gilmore, Vic Krylov, Marisa Connelly, Josh Zaid, Mariska Deckers, Aykut Cetin, Mert Aksoy, Orhan Aktug, Mihajlovic Dragana Mike Nova, Valentin Frdvux and anyone who has liked/shared the music, and all family and friends for their continuous support.

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Track Name: The Departure
Can I pretend
Why am I still red
nowhere to rest
I won’t lie to you again

Someday you will realize that I've been there before
Someday we will realign but you’re not there

I know I’m alive tonight
You tried but my heart hasn't arrived

Our time will tell
No chance to say goodbye
I won’t show you why
Blinded by the sun

You know you will stay sorrow here
but you can’t be hiding
You know you can’t wait for them now
Wish I fell

I know I’m alive tonight
You tried but my heart hasn't arrived
And you know that you are hollow
You whispered in my ear
Now we’re in mourning
Track Name: Far
Haunted
Until I leave
Only to reveal
Not awake
The regret
The ashes
Familiar voice
A thousand miles away
Fly high
Rise alive
Collide
Drown
The fall
The light
Track Name: The Clouds
The dark cloud
I will never hide from you
A new way out
Lost child
In time you’ll heal
Suddenly I fell down
Suddenly I heard your voice
Take me home
In your own world
The untold
So unclear
No regret
The unknown
Fade in silence
Night and day
The love is gone
The clouds are your life
Inside your twisted mind