In late 2022, a remarkable musical project emerged from the fertile grounds of Silicon Valley, spearheaded by Burkay Donderici. Infinitum Ex Machina is not just a collection of songs but a boundary-pushing symphony that explores the intricate relationship between technology and life.
Donderici, balancing his role as a manager at a leading autonomous vehicle company, has composed and crafted these songs with a distinct flair. The project draws inspiration from a diverse array of influential artists, blending the dark introspective ambiance of Nine Inch Nails, the symphonic styles of Clint Mansell and Hans Zimmer, the innovative electronica of Red Snapper, the atmospheric and cinematic style of Portishead, and experimental nuances from Burkay’s former band, Saska. This fusion results in a unique auditory signature that is distinctly Infinitum Ex Machina.
But Donderici’s vision extends beyond a solo effort. Through the SoundBetter platform, he assembled an exceptional group of musicians to bring this vision to life. Lydia Salnikova’s angelic voice, poignant piano, and refined strings lend an ethereal quality to the music. Andrijana Janevska’s haunting backing vocals deepen the project’s darker tones. Samantha Bounkeua, from Rogue Violin Studios, contributes masterful string performances and expert engineering, adding depth and complexity. Hugo Lee’s poignant saxophone renditions and spontaneous improvisations enhance the sonic landscape, and Dennis Holt’s energetic, soulful drumming forms the rhythmic backbone.
The release of Infinitum Ex Machina’s latest single, “Stealing Horses,” exemplifies the commitment to pushing the boundaries of musical expression. This instrumental track stands out with its electronic cinematic style, showcasing an innovative approach to musical production. Designed to hook listeners with its immersive soundscapes, the track blends electronic rhythms with cinematic flair, creating an auditory experience that is both dynamic and evocative.