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Discography

Sehir (1996)
Birak Zaman Aksin (1999)
Gul Kendine (2001)
Dunya Yalan Soyluyor (2004)

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It was early 1995 when four college students decided to write unique rock songs in Turkish. They called their band "mor ve otesi" (ultra and violet) -referring to the vanishing point of the visible (violet) and the invisible (ultraviolet). After 1,5 years of local gigs, they realized that it was time to produce a record and they did so.

Their first album, "Sehir" (City) was released in 1996 and recieved a warm welcome from the underground music society of Istanbul with their hit song "Yalniz Sarki" (Lonesome Song).

They came back in 1999 with their second album "Birak Zaman Aksin" (Let Time Go). With this album, they started to gain a solid and faithful fan base.

In 2001, they released their third album "Gul Kendine" (Simle To Yourself) and they managed to attract mainstream media.

Establishing as a protest and alternative rock band, they were willing to comment on every social and political issue that bothered them. During this period, they actively involved in the Anti-Nuke campaing in 2000 as well as the Anti-War Campaig in 2003.

Before the occupation of Iraq, the band articipated in an anti-war album and released a single out of this album which became a hit among anti-war campaignes in Turkey.

They released a cover EP in 2003, which featured their first nation-wide hit "Yaz Yaz Yaz". This hit gained widespread prime time radio/time airplay.

In the year 2003, the original score that they composed for the film "Mustafa Hakkinda Hersey" recieved very good critics from both the fans and the media. The movie also featured their smash hit "Bir Derdim Var" which soon became an anthem throughout the country. Recently they recieved the "Best Song Award" in Altin Portakal Film Festival with this song.

The band released their fourth album "Dunya Yalan Soyluyor" (The World Is Lying) in the spring of 2004. Within the first four months following its release, the album sold more than 150.000 copies in Turkey, and redefined the limits of modern rock in Turkey with its highly critical lyrics and ambitious sound. The producer of the band's 4th studio album is Tarkan Gozubuyuk, the bassist of Turkish metal giants "Mezarkabul".