music of Incesaz has the full taste of the classical. The "makam"
(the melodic texture) and "usul" (traditional rhythmic patterns),
the instruments, style, and the way they are elaborated (this music stands
on solid historical ground.) All these aspects show that, Incesazs music
sounds very modern compared to the classical. The music is polyphonic
(classical Turkish music is monodic) and arranged (the classical is not).
Instruments from outside the Turkish classical tradition are used, such
as guitar, bass, violoncello, and piano. Overall, this music has a contemporary
sound. This new approach earned unprecedented praise from the industry
and the critics. It has even been suggested that Incesaz should be regarded
as the creator of a new Turkish musical genre.
Incesaz traces its roots to their time at the Istanbul State Conservatory.
The founders of the group, Murat
Aydemir and Derya
Türkan have been playing together ever since as a duo or within
many other ensembles, they gave countless concerts, and released an album,
in 1996. The same year they met Cengiz
Onural from the group Yeni Türkü, soon thereafter he left
that group and Incesaz started. This trio has been the kernel of the group.In
1997, the percussion player Mahinur Özüstün and the kanun
player Taner Sayacioglu joined and Incesaz started recording its first
album, "Eski Nisan" (Aged April), which was released in 1999.
All the while, they have been writing and performing music for films and
television, including the celebrated series: "Ikinci Bahar / Second
Spring". Incesaz released its third album in January 2002, which
contains eight songs plus various instrumental pieces. The songs are sung
by one of most beautiful female voices of Turkey, Melihat Gülses.