KES was formed in 2012 by Mehmet Demirdelen (Drums), Cenk Turanlı (Bass) and Emre Kula (Guitar), who met as students at Istanbul’s Yildiz University’s School of Music. Listening to KES, the flow, funk and friendship between these talented musicians immediately becomes clear. Having recorded the album live certainly aided its high level of energy.
The progressive rock audience will appreciate the musical craftsmanship of the album – drums, bass, guitar and their intricate arrangements catch the listener right away. From the first beats to the last notes, this is an album made by musicians with a capital M.
In an album review by Geoff Barton in Classic Rock Magazine, KES is being described as “inspired by the dark, jagged power of Meshuggah and Tool” and “strongly recommended”, stating that “these young Turks will surely make waves outside their home country soon.”