We will play a special (short) semi-acoustic duo set in Munich (München), Germany, as a guest of the concert of Twa Corbies and Sieben on the 19th of November, 2015. Our lineup will consist of acoustic guitar, vocals, accordion, melodica, and also some background tracks from my “little machine”. We will play some songs from our album Struggle for Wisdom, as these songs fit to this lineup the most. Continue reading
As mentioned before, we’ve made some merchandising items for the Runes+Men festival, and a few (remaining) pieces are now available in our “shop“, in a very limited quantity.
A little bit ill and with injuries, but we are ready and prepared for the concert at Runes+Men Festival this Saturday (10th of October, 2015). With a powerful new lineup, with a powerful set, including songs from all of our bigger releases: Struggle for Wisdom debut album (in a mixture of original and “Again” versions), Advocation for Privileges mini album, and the new EP/mini album Decline of Privileges (will be released for this concert). And you can also find some new merchandising items at our stall, created exclusively for this festival, at “Runes+Men special price”, in limited quantity. (The rest will be sold online after the festival, here on this site, stay tuned.)
After 5 years I’ve decided to finish and publish the second part of our mini album Advocation for Privileges (released by Eis&Licht in 2010), not independently from our forthcoming concert at Runes+Men Festival. The CD will contain 6 new songs. I’ve started to write these songs right after the release of Advocation for Priviliges, but due to some reasons I’ve been able to complete them just now. Musically it’s similar to the first part, acoustic guitar based dark folk, with a little wave-pop influence, melodic and rhythmic, consists of acoutic guitars, bass, simple keyboard tunes and drum(machine) – with a little reminiscence of the good old days of neofolk in the 80s, partially influenced by other good things from the 80s, such as dark/new wave or post punk, but interpreted with “today’s sounds” (whatever that can mean).
A “new” song is available online, called Something In The Final Hour.
As the title suggests, it’s a mixture (a “mash-up”, so to say) of two older songs: Something, from the album Struggle for Wisdom, released in 2003, and In The Final Hour, from the mini album Advocation for Privileges, released in 2010 (both by the now-defunct German label Eis&Licht). The music and the refrain are taken from Something, the lyrics are from In The Final Hour (except the refrain), the song is recorded in February 2015. There is no particular reason for this recording, I don’t intend to release it officially, but you can expect to hear this version on some of the forthcoming concerts.
After almost exactly 8 and half years (and two special acoustic sets), Cawatana will play in Budapest, with the “normal” programme again. 15 years ago the band turned towards acoustic guitar based neofolk/dark folk under the musical influence of Death in June (among others), so it’s a pleasure to share the stage with them now. The short, but powerful set will be based on the EP ‘Again’, released for the 15th anniversary of the band, expanded with some older and newer songs.
Cawatana will be 15 years old in 2014 (the first concert was in October 1999). For this occasion (as a birthday present) a 5-track EP is available for free download. It contains new versions of some older songs, mainly from the successful (long sold out) debut album Struggle for Wisdom (including the very first song I wrote for Cawatana in 1999).