Baris Dai – EPK
Baris Dai is an independent musician based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. As a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, he writes music with an instrumental storytelling approach, primarily in progressive rock/metal genre.
Inspired by the seasonal changes in human behaviour, he initiated the “Ambient Conditions” series with his first official release as a solo artist. The first instalment of the series, “Ambient Conditions, Pt. 1”, mixes the sound of modern prog acts like Plini, David Maxim Micic and Intervals with ambient elements and soundscapes.
The EP received very good comments from various music blogs. Though 2021 was not a good year for live music, Baris was invited by Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) to play the EP in its entirety at Freak Guitar Camp 2021, where he opened for Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry, ex-Meshuggah).
“Dai has captured the individual storylines brilliantly in highly varied compositions, while at the same time a beautifully unified trinity has been created resulting in complete harmonisation of these three adventurous songs into one beautifully flowing rounded whole.”
Dutch Progressive Rock Page – Issue 2021-080
Prior to his solo career, Baris released a single titled “Eidolon” with his ex-band ‘Ocean Depths’ in 2020. In 2019, he made a guest appearance in the debut album of ‘Razor Inc.’, his former band from his home country Turkey.
In addition to preparations with his trio for the future gigs, nowadays Baris is busy with “Ambient Conditions, Pt. 2” in his home studio for its release in December 2021.