The Story of BAZEN

I think it was 2003 or 2004. Those days my only tool to make music was my keyboard. I could only make use of its own memory card to record songs which I could lose with an electricity cut. How difficult these things were back then!

However I started discovering softwares (such as Sony Vegas Pro) with more technology and internet in our lives. This is how I started to make music on adigital platforms.

In this sense BAZEN is not actually my first song. As soon as I started testing, I wrote a couple of songs, one after another. Those times myspace.com was very popular. So I opened a profile there and immediately uploaded these songs.

Shortly after this, I received an e-mail from an independent internet radio channel in the US saying that they were willing to play three of my songs on their channel and they needed a written agreement signed by me if I agreed. It was obviously easier to reach this type of promotion channels those times.

Whatever, back to the story our song. BAZEN was born on such conditions. I was so motivated by the radio thing that I decided to enter an online song contest held by Nokia. I had one more song besides BAZEN, which was suitable for this contest.

SCHIZOPHRENIA was a song in English. While BAZEN was a very calm song, SCHIZOPHRENIA was quite electronic and extraordinary. I eliminated BAZEN after having listened to the other entries. Eventually I didn’t get any successful result from the contest but saw that BAZEN stayed as the most listened song on myspace in the following years.

After almost 15 years, by the end of 2019, I decided to release an album in turkish and to add BAZEN to this album. It’s one the most important and touchstone songs for me with its music and lyrics. Certainly the music was not like this originally. I had to rewrite it on Garageband on iPad.

Today what you are listening to is it’s new version. I also made a remix version. I wish I had the original one also so you could see the difference. Eventually today we have two BAZENs quite different than the original.
…those which land on each note of my song like the petals of a rose… (from the lyrics of BAZEN)

Listen to BAZEN on Spotify

Listen to BAZEN REMIX on Spotify