Steady Fingers
music maker ordinaire
SOUNDCLOUD MUSIC
Here are unreleased or yet to be released pieces of music, and different versions of older tunes.

GOODNIGHT MY LOVE (feat. Emre Metin Bilginer) - Single (2021)

Another remake of one of the "Holy Trinity" songs.
This time around I got Emre Metin Bilginer from the band Merlyn to play the lead guitar.
Check out Merlyn: open.spotify.com/artist/2Crx9s5C2GseAJA57lmIgI?si=Lo0C8hyaT7Sle4dkjOuloA

Emre Metin Bilginer: Lead Guitar
Aysun Altındağ: Cover Photograph (www.instagram.com/aysun.altindag/)

released April 24, 2021
JUST ANOTHER DAY (feat. Nami Akcalı & Friends) - SINGLE (2020)

Another remake of a song from the unfortunately titled album "Best Of".

A fine example of procrastination, the recording for this tune began almost eleven years ago. The saxophone was recorded in 2015, the drums, some backing vocals and guitars were recorded last year (2020). And finally the bass was recorded a few days ago. I could still go and record more people and stuff but then the song will not see the light of day.

During those eleven years I told many people that I might feature them on this song but my laziness and forgetfulness prevented that. So apologies to them.

And as usual I would to thank the contributing musicians and semi-musicians.

Nami Akcalı:Saxophone
Sedat Özbek: Drums
Dick Darlington (Soner Bellibaş): Backing vocals
Onur Kaya: Guitar & Backing vocals
Bora Küçükyılmaz: Bass guitar
Also, two anonymous heroes on backing vocals



released January 23, 2021
LAB RATS - ALBUM (2020)

What began as a follow up to "Let Me Sleep" ended up being this. As I had used only Native Instruments' free plugins for that album, I decided to make use of the free Labs plugins from Spitfire Audio which in the end made for at least ninety percent of the album.

An instrumental music album made using mostly Spitfire Audio's free Labs plugins. Native Instruments' free Guitar Rig was used for electric guitar and IK Multimedia's Amplitube was used for bass guitar. The acoustic guitars on one track were recorded through IK Multimedia's iRig Acoustic Stage, and the harmonica through a normal mic.

Generally relaxing and/or depressing. Not the "put your hands in the air" kind of music. Sorry about that.

A big thanks to Spitfire Audio.
Special thanks to Altuğ Yanardağ for lending me his bass guitar.



released December 4, 2020
SHOULD I REALLY DO IT? - EP (2020)

Recorded in 2007 as additional music for İsmail Necmi's docu-drama "Should I Really Do It?" (www.imdb.com/title/tt1464303/). The producer Ayşe Ünal, whose short film "Pulpa" I had scored, recommended me for the gig.
As with Pulpa, I was still trying to figure out recording, mixing, vsts, etc.. Not that I think I have a firm grasp of the process now. :)
The fourth track "Sanctuary" was my second attempt for the Tophane scene.
I only remastered the tracks trying to smooth out the rough edges.



released November 28, 2020
PULPA - EP (2020)

I think this was my first ever piece of music written for a film, a short film that is. It was recorded for Ayşe Ünal's "Pulpa: Another Short Film About Love".
Production-wise, it is a bit rough around the edges, nope, it's rough all around.
I recorded two tracks. However, only one was used.



released August 30, 2020
THEY'RE COMING TO GET YOU - Album (2020)

An attempt at making a short cheesyish soundtrack for a cliché ridden (and non-existing) 80s horror/sci-fi/zombie/alien/invasion/infection movie. A whole bunch of synths and what-have-yous. As usual, made in-the-box.

Some tunes might be extended at a future date.

Stay safe, watch the skies, and more importantly, watch your back.



released July 19, 2020
LET ME SLEEP - Album (2020)

Go to sleep listenıng to the waves crash on the shores of a far and distant planet.

"Let Me Sleep" is a minimalistic instrumental album comprised of long synth pads with a smattering of electric guitar.

The idea for it came about late one night when I was listening to Moby's Long Ambient songs in the hopes that they might drown out the noise made by our "wonderful" neighbours down below.
So I made these pieces of music primarily with sleep in mind. Maybe they can be used for meditating too, I don't know.

For this outing I used Native Instruments' free plugins along with a few other free plugins and limited myself to the same sounds, tones etc. The chords are either minor or major, however one of the synthesizers seems to be adding something else as well but it seems to sound okay.


released June 21, 2020

I'LL PUT THE KETTLE ON - Album (2020)

Another instrumental sequel to "Barista".

Composing and recording began at the end of March, 2020 and ended by the end of April, 2020, except for the sound effects of "Ginger, Lemon, and Honey" which had been recorded way back when.

Cover art by Aysun Altındağ ( www.instagram.com/aysun.altindag/ )

released May 1, 2020
HEADPHONES - Single (2020)

Another remake from the album "Best Of" for "Misery Loves Company" with special guest star, Arda Algül

Mellotron, Rhodes, Synthesizers: Arda Algül (www.monojingles.com)
Cover art by Aysun Altındağ (www.instagram.com/aysun.altindag/ )

released April 1, 2020

SNOOZE (2019)

The track was written and recorded some time around 2010 for Michael Onder's short film, "Dormant." This version is an extended/expanded version of the one that is heard in the film. Link to "Dormant": www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ho8TlYPO58

Cover art by Aysun Altındağ ( www.instagram.com/aysun.altindag/ )

released November 2, 2019

THROUGH THE CRACKS - Single (2019)

Another piece of the collaborative puzzle that is to be Misery Loves Company.

Pedal Steel Guitar, Telecaster - Cavit Ergün
(zonamuzik.bandcamp.com/releases)

Cover by Nesli Ergün
(www.happynes.org, www.patreon.com/happynes)



released July 1, 2019
SET ME FREE - Single (2019)

When I recorded the instrumental version of this tune for the film "Taksim Hold'em" I thought that it would be a good idea to record the vocals as well so I would have a new version that would end up on "Misery Loves Company." So here it is.

Cover by Devrim Kunter
Onur Kaya: Backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Soner Bellibaş: Backing vocals
Tarkan Çakır: Backing vocals


released May 26th, 2019
I NEED TO LEARN - Single (2018)

Recorded in late 2011. I was hoping to make it part of an album but I ended up being too lazy. Oh, also there was some writer's block that still haunts me today.



released December 20th, 2018
WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD (featuring Nephew Burak) - Single (2018)

An acoustic rendition of "Wrong Side of the Road" with Burak Ocakçı, aka Nephew Burak, my partner in crime from Ağaç Ev Blues Bar in Istanbul.

Nephew Burak - Harmonica
Photograph by Ergi Vardar



Words & Music by Steady Fingers

released October 22nd, 2018
MORE COFFEE (2018)

Wake up and smell the coffee!

Another set of instrumentals to accompany your coffee consumption pleasure. Works as study music too.

Warning: Listening to music at loud volumes causes permanent hearing loss. credits

Album cover by Aysun Altindag.

released September 20, 2018

TAKSİM HOLD'EM (Original Soundtrack) (2018)

Original soundtrack of "Taksim Hold'em", a feature film written & directed by Michael Önder.

Track 1 by Berk Hakman
Tracks 2, 3 by Steady Fingers
Berk Hakman: Lead & backing vocals, guitar on track 1
Onur Kaya: Backing vocals & guitar on track 1
Michael Önder: Backing vocals on track 1
Aysun Altindag: Backing vocals on track 1
Steady Fingers: Backing vocals, guitars, banjo, etc. on tracks 1, 2, 3.


released April 20, 2018
All In Vain (featuring Dinçer Tugmaner) - Single (2018)

From the upcoming album "Misery Loves Company" with Dinçer Tugmaner on harmonica.

Cover art by Elif Kut.



Words & Music by Steady Fingers

released April 1st, 2018
WORK WORK WORK (featuring The Marabas) - Single (2018)

Rehashed song from the infamous "Best Of" album for the upcoming collaboration album "Misery Loves Company".

Cover art by Elif Kut.

Additional performers:
Soner Bellibas, Onur Kaya.

Words & Music by Steady Fingers

released March 18, 2018
CRYING SHAME - Single (2018)

From the upcoming album "Misery Loves Company."
The electric cigarbox guitars on this track were made by Altug Yanardag (HoBo Guitars).

Cover art by Elif Kut.

Additional performers:
Aysun Altndag, Gurur Altun, Can Arslan, Soner Bellibas,
Alper C. Cengiz, Tarkan Çakir, Ali Cem Gülmen,
Elçin Gürer, Onur Kaya, Çaga Tanyar, Altug Yanardag.

Words & Music by Steady Fingers

released January 29, 2018
THE 80s (Level 2) (2017)

The second batch of songs made in "The 80s" vein.
One new track and two rehashes.
Like the previous release this too has been recorded in the box using only free plugins.

Words & Music by Steady Fingers

released October 1, 2017
THE 80s (Phase 1) (2017)

Around 2013 I began recording 80s versions of some of my songs. These three are the ones I've got around to complete, so there might be a few more waiting down the line.
As the 1980s were the last good old days when real music was being made I decided to record on tape using analog synths, tube amps, etc., nothing digital. Oh, the time and money I spent looking around for any kind of working analog equipment... Kidding, I did it all in the box using free plugins only.

Words & Music by Steady Fingers

released July 1, 2017
BARISTA (2017)

A blend of acoustic instrumentals with a tinge of electric guitar and synthesizer.

After having released "Colour Blind" I decided, over a damn fine cup of coffee, to put together a new album using some leftovers, old ideas that had been lying around, and some new ones. To make things interesting I set myself a deadline, April 1st, 2017. So there you have it, an album completed at the eleventh hour.

Warning: Listening to music at loud volumes causes permanent hearing loss.

Music and photos by Steady Fingers

Coffee and cakes by:
ROP Coffee
Çekirdek Coffee & Cakes

released April 1, 2017

COLOUR BLIND (2017)

A collection of instrumental tracks of various genres comprised of synthesizers, drums, acoustic guitars, repeating patterns and soundscapes, banjos and slide guitars.
Warning: Listening to music at loud volumes causes permanent hearing loss.
Music by Steady Fingers
Photography by Aysun Altindag

released February 1, 2017
TIRED & OUT OF TUNE (2012)

Recordings of some of the songs from Best Of and Nothing Fancy and a couple of leftovers in order to show the way they are played live.
This is not a concert recording. However, if it was, the lack of audience noise would not have been out of place as the last gigs lacked an audience.
One man, one guitar, a few harmonicas and a bunch of mistakes.

released December 20, 2012
*Exclusive to bandcamp
PADDED MACHINERY (2009)

Psychedelic sleep music. Kind of.
Instrumental music made mostly with synths and drum machines.

released September 15, 2009
NOTHING FANCY (2009)

The album Nothing Fancy consists of acoustic songs featuring sparse use of electrical instruments and effects.
Additional performer:
Altug Yanardag

released February 16, 2009
BEST OF (2008)

The songs were written and recorded over a couple of years. No, they weren't labored over for years. Eventually when the time came to gather these glorified demos in one place and release them as an album, a debut album nonetheless, the not-so-bright idea of calling the album "Best Of" appeared.

The preferred criticism of this album would be "If this is the best, I can't dare to imagine the worst."

Additional performers:
Onur Sengul
Altug Yanardag
Mrs. Misteriosa

released February 16, 2008
NIGHT JOGGER (2007)

A variety of instrumental music.

Photography by Aysun Altindag

released February 16, 2007

© All songs and music by Steady Fingers except where mentioned.