"Mountains Are Mountains" is a solo album that presents the sound of many moments scattered all over a period of Berke Can Özcan's (Ex-Konstrukt, Big Beats Big Times) personal time on this planet. He is a drummer, composer, writer, producer who keeps experimenting with all that is available to his one ear. Gongs, aquadrums, a vibraphone, a steel drum, a prepared piano, a vintage harmonium which smells exactly like a vintage harmonium, log drums, kalimbas, as well as his self-made instruments made of old keys, soda caps, flower pots, bamboos, the most lousy-looking pedestal fan in the world, bicycle bells, straw brooms, old toys, garden hoses and Buddhist-prayer playing machines are all played by himself.
All sounds were constructed by – or at least decorated with – sadness, passion, agony, curiosity, excitement, loneliness, bliss, nostalgia, bitterness, joy, whatever you and he knew that could be experienced. "Mountains Are Mountains" is yours to taste.
released August 7, 2020
All sounds on the album were either performed or recorded and manipulated by Berke Can Özcan
Mixed by Mahmut Albulak, Blue Kite, Istanbul
Mastered by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle, Berlin
Front cover photo: Elif Kayaman
Back cover photo: Jean Dupont
Cover design: Alexander Meurer
He began as a drummer. He has founded and killed many bands. He wrote music, sang, played the drums and many other
instruments within a variety of projects, recorded and produced albums, travelled and received acclaim, but you know, everything keeps changing....more