Enigmatic musician, author, designer, educator, and filmmaker KiNo is pleased to announce the release of his debut LP, Map of the Universe, on Sept. 16, 2008! To be accompanied by a book and a movie, Map of the Universe is a diverse, multi-layered pop album with touches of psych and loads of bravado. In addition to the album's release, KiNo is working on setting up a "virtual tour", eschewing live venues for internet ones. He will be performing on different days at different blogs in a "tour" of the blogosphere, using the power of his KiNo TV forum.
Born in 1980 Ankara, Turkey at the same hospital as Joe Strummer to English and Turk parents, KiNo grew up in North London, where he was eventually educated in film studies in college. He moved to New York in 2001.
Map of the Universe is comprised of an album, a book and a future feature film. It is centered around the iconographic character "9" who discovers the ancient map of the universe.
The fusion of cinema, music and literature through anarchism form the riches of KiNo's inspiration that accounts for the epic, extravagant and innovative stature of the Map of the Universe as an album. In this musical project, KiNo's collaborator is the highly respected sonic wizard/producer Jeff Blenkinsopp; the inventor of cutting-edge analog equipments. He has developed his unique production techniques while working with the world's leading artists over the years including; Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, The Clash, Kate Bush, T-Rex, Ian Dury and Vangelis among many others. The album features 11 songs written, performed and engineered by KiNo. He plays all instruments (except drums, percussions, and horns) and sings. Produced by Jeff Blenkinsopp & KiNo.
KiNo is the founder of the charity organization, Revolution of the Mind, connected to the concept Map of the Universe project, which aims to construct a super-language for the basis of education with emotional intelligence. Recommended!
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