Paradise Lostis a concept album set in a post-apocalyptic world. With an elaborate storyworld, made-up brands, locations, characters and products, Paradise Lost ties storytelling, science-fiction, retro-futurism and nostalgia with musical allusions. Far frome a mere album, Paradise Lost expands the world conceived in Tales From The Future and further elaborates on these concepts while establishing the tone and direction of future projects to come.
Tales From The Future is Inal Bilsel's seminal audio-visual set, setting the stage and the pirmary concept for future projects and aesthetics. Tales appeared on Sonar Istanbul and Salon IKSV and on numberous festivals and dozens of venues and pop-up events throughout Cyprus. Tales is not only a set, but an effervescent mixture of nostalgia, retrofuturism, a distinct visual and sound world, but above all, an experience. Explore the visual world of Tales. Insert simtape!
ACID DISCO PARTY
2013 - Active
ADP is a cover band comprised of Çağrı Çerkez on vocals, Öktem Emre on guitars, Inal Bilsel on keys, Onur Kasapoğlu on bass and with the recent addition Ahmet Zilci replacing founding member Fikri Karayel on drums. With an eclectic repertoire of upbeat left-field songs, their sets are marked by stark contrasts, from a handful of classic rock favorites to contemporary genres such as Synthwave. The music they cover include: Daft Punk, Roosevelt, Metronomy, David Bowie, Tame Impala, Pink Floyd, among others.
A side project of long-time collaborators Inal Bilsel and Emre Yazgın, Side Effect serves as a platform for experimentation for both musicians. The duo has previously worked on Inal’s studio albums including his latest album Paradise Lost. Side Effect appeared on Nicosia Loop Festival (2018).
With a penchant to explore improvised happy accidents on the spot, Inal has organized, or took part in dozens of jamming sessions. What made these events special was the fact that the entire material were conceived on the spot, focusing on the interaction of the musicians. These sessions were named: DeFacto Dreams, Meet the Family, and Electronic Journeyon various occasions.
Lead by singer-songwriter Sertunç Akdoğu, Gommalar was a four piece band comprised of Onur Kasapoğlu, Görkem Müniroğlu and Inal Bilsel. Performing solely Sertunç's songs, Gommalar performed in many local festivals, fairs and gatherings. Perhaps one of Inal's better known works Pembe Koyunhad its origins on this band. After being disbanded, Inal and Sertunç formed a short lived duo that explored new grounds with their performances using then-cutting-edge iPad based live looping.
WEIRD FLOWER BOX
Inal's high-school band, but with his signature twist. Comprised of like-minded friends, Weird Flower Box performed their own acid-jazz influenced tracks, as well as a few video-game soundtracks and cover songs. Culminating at a University campus performance, WFB disbanded, leaving found memories and a milestone from which Inal developed his passion for creating his own music.