And I don't say that because she also looks quite nice but because she has written a number of listenable and inspired scores which really stand out in today's non-thematic and nondescript film music wasteland:
Reading the name, I didn't even know she was a woman (She originates from Turkey, I think)! Yesterday I saw THE RIVER MURDERS, a rather by-the-numbers cop / serial killer flick, a great bit more watchable thanks to Mrs. Toprak's haunting and deeply melancholy score, complete with choir. On her website there are extensive samples of her work but there don't seem to be any score CDs, or am I mistaken? It says "Sony" somewhere on the RIVER MURDERS sound clips subpage but I haven't found anything on amazon.
Wow! Those are indeed very impressive sound clips playing on her very professional website. Much better than I was expecting, in fact! Thanks for pointing us in her direction and sign me up as interested in all of her future projects...
Great thread! I'm a HUGE fan of her contributions to the Ninety-Nine Nights video game score, which is where I first heard of her. I've been meaning to pick up The Lightkeepers score for a while now, but haven't done so yet. It's the only other score of hers besides NNN that seems to be available on CD, but I haven't done an immense amount of digging.
I just stumbled over this composer myself and find much of her music quite engaging. Since there are no albums, does anyone know a user-friendly program (Windows 7/8) to grab the music from the website sound samples?