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NEKROPSI

Progressive Metal • Turkey


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NEKROPSI arrived on the Istanbul scene in 1990 with drummer Cevdet Erek and guitarist Erem Tanyeri; with the addition of guitarist Cem Ömeroglu and bassist Umut Gurbuz a year later, the band issued a thrash-metal demo titled "Speed Lessons Part 1" which sold 700 copies in local music stores and by mail. The personnel has changed slightly since so that the line-up now consists of Erek and Ömeroglu plus newcomers Tolga Yenilmez on guitar and Cenk Turanlı on bass. Thanks to ADA Music - a label that has signed many a Turkish-folk and left-wing musician since the mid 80's and now concentrates on rock and alternative bands - NEKROPSI released their first full-fledged album in 1996 and are presently working on a next one.

Their album, titled "Mi Kubbesi", literally means "The dome of mi", as in "do, ré, mi" (a short story by Erek Cevdet on the album's inner sleeve explains the concept). The fast rhythmic drums, heavy bass lines and ferocious guitar duels may prompt the listener to write this off as a death metal album; but there is also an unmistakable KING CRIMSON influence here as well as a spaciness reminiscent of PINK FLOYD, not to mention a distinct and very likeable local flavour, particularly where the rhythmic structures are concerned. In a perfect blend of Middle-Eastern and Western influences, the exhuberance is always nicely tempered by atmospheric passages. "Mi Kubbesi" is practically all instrumental except for a few melodious shouts here and there that blend in with the instruments.

Prog metal fans, guitar aficionados as well as symphonic prog fans who like a little muscle in their prog may want to check these guys out.





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4.16 | 51 ratings
Mi Kubbesi
1996
3.31 | 18 ratings
Sayı 2
2006
3.75 | 4 ratings
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 Mi Kubbesi by NEKROPSI album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.16 | 51 ratings

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Mi Kubbesi
Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars This is a difficult album to judge.

This band from Turkey released two albums, if I am not mistaken. This is their debut album. An album I guess is a typical Post Rock album with both it's King Crimson and doom metal influences. Not to mention the pretty obvious oriental folk rock and Pink Floyd influences. There is no vocals on this album. The music is based on twin electric guitars, drums and bass. A lot of bass, in fact. The music is pretty good with a lot of interesting rhythm patterns. This is also a highly original album from a scene which is saddled between east and west. Between Arabia and Europe. The result is this album. I am not overwhelmed positive about this album, but it is certainly a good quality product. For that reason; three stars.

3 stars

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 Mi Kubbesi by NEKROPSI album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.16 | 51 ratings

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Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by omardiyejon

5 stars I had to review this one as my first. Nekropsi is kind of an underground band in the rock'n roll scene of Turkish music. But when we consider progressive rock as our criteria nekropsi suddenly becomes the most interesting and unique band in Turkey.

Mi kubbesi has lots of influences from the bands like Ozric Tentacles and Pink Floyd, the atmospheric and psychdelic ambient is kind of a composition which was melted down from those bands through the holes of the unbeliavable music of nekropsi.

Drumming is the first thing one might notice while listening to mi kubbesi, it is really dynamic and has signs of native Turkish music. It is almost close to a style of jazz drumming but at the same time there are lots of metal influences. The guitar work is also interesting, really experimental, loyal to the basic principles of rock music but this loyalty doesnt make it a classic one, on the contrary it is feeding the classic rock principles with lots of developments.

In my opinion this is a top class album when the cricumstances in Turkish music environment is considered by an objective eye. Pay special attention to 'Efsane'

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 Mi Kubbesi by NEKROPSI album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.16 | 51 ratings

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Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by FruMp
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4 stars What an amazing underrated gem this Mi Kubesi is, a suprisingly unique blend of metallic melodic ideas, jazzy instrumentation and native Turkish influences. The majority of the album is clean and instrumental with a few distorted metal moments and for the most part it's actually surprisingly psychedelic which is an amazing feat which few metal oriented acts have ever pulled off well.

My favourite song is the opener 'Crying game' which is the perfect encapsulation of what is good about this band and this album and is one of the faster more upbeat and complicated songs of the album. Yollar comes in a close second for me with both some great heavy moments and some brooding almost meditative middle eastern passages. Unfortunately the album does wax and wane a bit in terms of intensity and it does get a tad boring in places as it is such a long album clocking in at around 73 minutes but there are a lot of great songs and a lot great music on the whole.

There is some amazing technical drumming here and it interplays well with the guitars which are the focal point of the album. The guitar tone is quite reverberant and is primarily responsible for contributing to the psychedelic and spacey textures of this album full credit must be given to Cem and Tolga it's one thing to play metallic type riffs loud and distorted but to play technical metallic riffs clean and then to add dynamics into the equation is quite the feat, I thoroughly enjoy the middle eastern influenced riffs, there is careful attention to melody that is evident all throughout this album.

Overall NEKROPSI's debut album Mi Kubesi is a fantastic piece of music highly recommended to anyone into darker instrumental prog or even metal.

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 Sayı 2 by NEKROPSI album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.31 | 18 ratings

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Sayı 2
Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by liquiddreamx

3 stars Ok, this is the long waited album for Nekropsi, everybody thought they disbanded but after 10 years they came with a new album called Sayı 2:10 Yılda Bir (Number 2 : One in Every Ten Years) The title is a mock on the subject that it took 10 years for them to release another album. The first album was the most experimental Turkish record I've heard and it was totally unique and innovative. It's still an ageless record, so the fans were really curious what Nekropsi would bring onto our plate this time. The album is very different in style than the last album, which is good because this means the band is reinventing themselves. The electronic elements are persistent on the album, Die Neue Papa is an example to this. It sounds like German electronica, like Kraftwerk, I wouldn't expect such a track from Nekropsi so this was a sort of surprise. The track Yok Var contains female vocals and sometimes it's similar to Baba Zula, it surely is a homage to Traditional Turkish Music. The track Bağlama, uses the Turkish instrument Bağlama in a way I have never heard before. The tracks Erciyes Şokta and Baba are solid prog metal tunes sometimes sounding like Tool. Now we come to the real gem in the album: Ebo. I think this is the best track on the record, very unqiue, strange, moody, King Crimson like, contains female vocals again, Kerem Tüzün's bass performance on this track is amazing. The production quality is pretty good when compared to other Turkish records, every instrument is perfectly audible and doesn't dominate the other. The main instruments are guitar,bass and drums, but the band sometimes use vocals, sometimes female led improvisational Great Gig in The Sky type vocals, sometimes whispers and talks over the music. The performance of the band members are really good, mostly I think the inclusion of Kerem into the group is a perfect choice. Despite these qualities the album cannot compete with the first one and it's not easy to get into. Sometimes the songs become boring and we search for the experimentalism on the first record, but who knows maybe my ideas on the album will change as i listen to it. 3 stars for this record, keep up the good work guys!

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 Mi Kubbesi by NEKROPSI album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.16 | 51 ratings

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Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by liquiddreamx

5 stars This is the masterpiece of the Turkish experimental rock. Nothing like this was ever produced in Turkey and no other band managed to achieve the quality of this album. The sound on this album reminds us of King Crimson and Mr. Bungle, but the songs are totally unique. I remember my first time listening to Derinlik and the phaser guitars at the end made me feel like never before. This album is strongly recommended who like progressive and experimental music.

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4.16 | 51 ratings

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Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This truly is a unique album. It's an all instrumental record except for the few vocal melodies and yells, but no real lyrics.This band employs two lead guitarists, a bass player and a drummer / percussionist. Being from Turkey there is a middle-Eastern feel to their sound at times, and I would describe their music as dark with a great rhythm section being the driving force. There is a definite psychedelic vibe going on here and I can't in all honesty think of another band that they sound like, although I did think of TOOL once with the drumming. I also thought of IN THE WOODS... as well with the dark and heavy sound they often employ. Like I said,they are unique.This is a long record of 73 minutes and I think they could have taken out a couple of the songs in the middle where I found it dragged a bit. Hard to believe these guys were a Thrash Metal band because much of this recording is slow and atmosphereic.

Some of the highlights are first of all the opening track "Crying Game" with it's odd metered drumming and fantastic bass lines leading the way. "Fok" has a lot of time shifts with the guitar taking a more prominant role.The melody after 3 minutes is great. "Efsane" is the third longest track and it has a real middle-Eastern feel to it. There is an extended atmospheric section before it gets back to the original melody.

"Hindu" has some incredible bass and drums that create a heavy undercurrent with the guitars playing over the top. Nice. Lots of tempo changes in "Carklar" with the percussion dominating early before giving way to some heavy guitar and drums later. "Goc" has such a hypnotic rhythm and the heaviness that comes in after 4 minutes as the guitars grind away is simply awesome ! "Yollar" is all over the map.This is the one with the heavy TOOL like drumming after 2 minutes as well as having a spacey, psychedelic soundscape. Some mesmerizing percussion later.

Heavy, psychedelic, atmospheric and hypnotic. Excellent!

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 Sayı 2 by NEKROPSI album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.31 | 18 ratings

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Sayı 2
Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by Tunca Arican

4 stars As a legendary band in Turkish rock scene, Nekopsi, finally, released its 2nd album after ten years. this new album is really comprised by various musical approaches like Krautrock, post-punk, psychedelic, experimental, etc. comperatively shorter album than previous one but still it is intensive. Highly recommended for fans of experimental, psychedelic rock.

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4.16 | 51 ratings

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Review by taylanbil

4 stars The album "Mi Kubbesi" has a strong start, with "Crying Game" and "Fok", but has some weaker moments than, but eventually gets it together to present some really good music. The tracks "Dimli Mi", "Goc", "Yollar", "Son" are really great and "41" does it for a remarkable finale. But somehow, Mi Kubbesi is really a strange kind of album; lots of short songs disconnected from each other, doesn't really fulfill the listener's anticipation of a long epic. I, personally, would prefer the presence of a 15+ minute song or at least more 9 minute songs instead of the short 1 - 2 minute pieces. Anyway, there is no way that I would rate any track of this album as bad.

Great album by Nekropsi, although I can't affirm that it's a perfect masterpiece. It's a sure thing that Nekropsi have demonstrated their ability to produce a legendary album, but too bad they collapsed and waited too long for their second release. Much better works would have happened if they continued to work at the time.

Any rock/metal fan in Turkey HAS to buy this album (possibly more than one copies), to support the music they love. 4 stars without a doubt.

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 Mi Kubbesi by NEKROPSI album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.16 | 51 ratings

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Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by muhsingullu

5 stars This is very nice album... When i listen this album i feel very good. The songs are short but very professional. I think everyone listen this album. I wish they continue the play but they aren't. I think everyone listen this album who love art rock. I think in Turkey the best album ever for their style... I think this album is perfect...

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 Mi Kubbesi by NEKROPSI album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.16 | 51 ratings

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Nekropsi Progressive Metal

Review by berkaykuc

5 stars This is my best album that i ever heard. I prefer everyone to listen this album, at least you must listen one song from this album. I claim that you couldn't have listen a album like that before. Also band's music type is off course progressive but it isn't like you thought. There can't be a band like nekropsi, its music type is complation of a hundred genres...

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