Murat Diril has been creating high-quality handmade cymbals and gongs off the coast of the Black Sea for 20 years. Brothers Murat and Ibraham worked for the Istanbul cymbal factory way, way back in the day. By the year 2000, they decided to take their cymbal-making skills and create their own operation.
Now on their own, their new cymbal designs caught the attention of Meinl and Paiste, leading them to collaborate to create Meinl's Byzance line of cymbals and Paiste's 20-series cymbals.
Eventually, the brothers decided to go their separate ways, with Murat continuing to create cymbals under the name Murat Diril. Today, their gongs and cymbals are made using an extra pure bronze alloy that is unique and proprietary to them. Their gongs create mystical, complex sounds, with an overall wide-open sonic experience. Listen to them on the listings below.