Renaissance Man, SEYFETTİN Releases Debut Album
October 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
Finally! I’m releasing my debut album, an EP titled ‘Harlem Renaissance’, internationally on January 6, 2011. It is currently available as digital download only in the US, UK and parts of Europe. The album is four carefully selected tracks, leading-off with every manic New Yorker’s anthem, I Wanna Go Upstate and eventually slowing things down with the dark dance groove My Dear Michele.
This album and my future projects are worlds apart what was done early in my career with Smarty Pants/HTK (Portland circa 1995) and the A.L.I.E.N.S. (Brooklyn circa 2000). The sounds selection are completely my own and all instrumentation and vocal performances are done by me as well. As a result all of my musical influences are brought to the table more than ever before, imagine David Bowie and El DeBarge reading Rumi.
The SEYFETTİN recording project is under full swing and I’m in the studio writing some of the most provocative work that I’ve yet been able to produce. And I hope it is worth sharing on your social network. Harlem Renaissance is the introduction to my musical expression as I grow and develop in this life, inshaAllah there will be more to come. There is an official press release scheduled for November 2010, but readers here at this blog are getting advanced access to the music with the ‘name your price’ business model, modeled after Radioheads’ 2007 release.