NEWS & UPDATES
16.07.14 - SO... BACK TO WORK!
The moving of my home and studio pretty much occupied every single dayin June and July (so far). But, the place is almost in full shape and soon (in a matter of days), I will start recording demos and post studio updates for Tales From the King's Court. I still need to finish some work (like finishing up re-constructing the furniture) and then, I am all set!
Regarding the book, I am still looking for options and getting in touch with literary agencies. This process will continue for a while and then, depending on the outcome, I will either work with an agent or release the book(s) from my own media company.
Take care everyone!
26.05.14 - IN THE SUMMER TIME...
So, I am finally done with the next book, done with the second draft and this week, after a final check, I will submit it for review. Wish me luck. Next month will be mostly about packing my stuff and preparing to move to our new home. Then, I will focus composing and recording demos for Maegi II: Tales From the King's Court. Hopefuly, some news (and positive ones) will be around by then about the book. I am not giving out any names etc yet (although the names are already set) before I get in touch with an agency.
Other than that, we are still playing with the guys for fun but nothing solid in means of live appearances yet. Keep an eye for updates!
Oh and I now have an Ask.fm account. You can ask questions about my work there if you wish. Faster than an email for sure. ask.fm/oganalp
07.04.14 - SPRING IS HERE (AND NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON)
Silence is usually a good thing for projects (unless they are being cancelled). Since the last update, I finished writing my first book and started editing the second draft. So far, 23 chapters are edited. Another 20 to go. Then I will do another sweep (which will be faster), and send it for consideration. Wish me luck.
Regarding Maegi's second album, I am still collecting ideas and writing MIDI files. I don't think I will be able to start recording it before early - mid 2015. I will be forced to stop working on stuff in June and July due to changing my house and moving into a new one. Handling all the stuff and setting up the studio will take some time. After that, I am in the game with full force!
27.02.14 - PROGRESS UPDATES
February was a much more productive month. I am almost 80% done with my book project and already wrote several tunes for the next album. If I can keep up the current efficiency, I believe I may be done with the manuscript before May. The calendar for Maegi II is still the same; composing until 2015 and then the production starts. I don't think releasing it before the end of next year is realistic. Since I am not tied to any label at this time, it is not obligatory.
Another good news is that our collaboration with Steinberg will continue with Maegi II. Yay!
Take care and keep an eye out for updates!
31.01.14 - MORE UPDATES
Well, nothing much changed since my last update, except for the calendar year. I wish you all a happy new 2014 (yeah, we are already in February, I know). I am still working on my new book project and I am around 40% done with it. January was a bit busy with work and seasonal flu, so I didn't have the time to work on it as much as I wanted to, but February will be different as I am planing to focus on writing with full force.
The initial scheduling is still the same; I am willing to be done with the editorial draft before summer. What will happen next? Well, that is something we will see together.
03.12.13 - SOME UPDATES
I know that I am quite silent nowadays. Don't you worry though, I am still very much productive. I am taking a break from Maegi, and working on my upcoming book series. It still has some time before I can announce anything, but things are going good so far. I believe I will be able to announce some stuff in the Summer of 2014.
Besides writing, I am also working on some fun covers to share via my Youtube pages. There will be several covers from bands that I adored to listen since when I was a little kid. I am hoping to finish recording them (at least some) before Christmas, and make them available.
Even if I am having a break from Maegi, that doesn't mean that I completely ignored the project. Certain elements of the second album is now on the sketch board. Album title, several rough compositions and certain recording plans are somewhat completed. Also, Onur Özkoç and Emrecan Sevdin (Dreamtone, D&IM's Neverland) will join me in the writing process this time. Just like old times, only different.
Regarding soundtracks, I am quite passive nowadays. Maybe, after I am done with the covers, I will start working on creating a fan-art style soundtrack for one of my favourite games.
I will try to keep you updated with stuff that I am working on. I promise.
01.12.13 - NEW WEBSITE
I was planning to update oganalp.com for quite some time now. I wasn't too fond of the old design as there were lots of accessibility flaws (like no iOS support, no mobile support, hard to update etc.). I hope you will like the new design. It is clean, fresh and much more accessible.
28.02.13 - MAEGI'S SKIES FALL HAS BEEN RELEASED
Maegi's "Skies Fall" album is now available via digital sale, certain retailers across Europe, as well as the usual online sources like Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp etc. The album features Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger), Zak Stevens (Savatage, Circle II Circle, Trans Siberian Orchestra), Tim Ripper Owens (ex. Judas Priest, ex. Iced Earth, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples) and Jerry Outlaw (ex. Jon Oliva's Pain) as guests.
Collector's Edition box contains a 140 pages long story book, written for and inspired by the theme of Skies Fall. A flag poster (110 cm x 70 cm approx in size), printed artwork cards (inc. 3 story book illustrations, the cover artwork and the story book artwork - 12 cm x 18 cm in size), a Maegi guitar pick, Maegi decal (12 cm x 18 cm. in size), comes in special box case. Limited to 200 copies ONLY - NO RE-ISSUES.
Also includes immediate download of 10-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
TALKING ABOUT STEINBERG'S CUBASE (Feb. 2013)
DREAMTONE - BİR VARMIŞ, BİR YOKMUŞ (Jan. 2012)