THY CATAFALQUE are unveiling their entire forthcoming masterpiece, ‘Naiv’. The album is scheduled for release tomorrow, January 24th, 2020.
The Hungarian multi-instrumentalist is streaming the album in full via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link below, which may be freely spread.
Stream the album below.
Mastermind Tamás Kátai comments on the stream: “Our ninth album is being released today. I am supposed to give a statement but all is in the music. I believe I express myself better with sounds than with words so here we are, have a listen.”
1. A bolyongás ideje (4:55)
2. Tsitsushka (5:39)
3. Embersólyom (4:17)
4. Számtalan színek (2:34)
5. A valóság kazamatái (5:30)
6. Kék madár (Négy kép) (6:27)
7. Napút (3:48)
8. Vető (8:17)
9. Szélvész (5:36)
Total playing time: 47:03
Martina Veronika Horváth (ex-Niburta, SallyAnne, Nulah): Vocals on track 1,3,7,8
Gyula Vasvári (Perihelion): Vocals on track 9
Zoltán Kónya (Gire): Vocals om track 1
Badó Réti (Gire): Fretless bass on track 2
Vajk Kobza: Oud on track 3,5
Gábor Drótos (Gutted): Cello, viola, violin, classical guitar on track 4
Marilú Theologiti: Cello on track 5
Zoltán Pál (Sear Bliss): Trombone on track 2
Péter Jelasity: Saxophone on track 2
Sándor Szabó: Quena flute on track 6
P. W. Hermann: Voice on track 2
The artwork of ‘Naiv’ was created by Irene Saíz Guerrero.
THY CATAFALQUE are delivering another spectacular musical mosaic with their ninth full-length entitled ‘Naiv’, inspired by the “Naïve Art” movement. The project’s sole mastermind, Tamás Kátai has once again assembled pieces out of such diverse genres as ambient, folklore, jazz, metal, electronica, rock, pop, wave, and other styles that each taken for itself seems not to fit easily to the other parts.
Yet, THY CATAFALQUE come out as a sonic entity far more than just its combined parts. What could quickly end up as an academic exercise and meaningless jumble comes in fact across with emotional depth and beautiful soundscapes that render the seams of their components invisible by ingeniously fitting every tessera into a greater musical picture.