THY CATAFALQUE has released a brand new song “Piros-sárga“, which is taken from the Hungarian mastermind’s upcoming release Vadak. The album is scheduled for world-wide release on June 25th, 2021 via Season of Mist. Check out the video for the track “Piros-sárga” below!
Mastermind Tamás Kátai comments on the new album and track: “Vadak is the tenth album of THY CATAFALQUE. The state of the world affects all of us, in my case I think it means more escapism. We, like all living creatures are like forest animals chased by death through time and many of these songs are about fleeing, hiding and running either to the past or to the unknown. The record is very colourful, with more guest musicians than ever but also pretty dark and heavy other times. The first song however is a light, nostalgic one about old summers, lost gardens and the colours of the sun, with Armenian duduk, tabla, dumbek, riq and brass.“
THY CATAFALQUE’s humble genius Tamás Kátai abandons any and all prenotions of tradition. Intertwining elements from a vast swath of unrelated genres, from jazz to pop to folk, and everything in between, THY CATAFALQUE masterfully crafts an eclectic sound that breaks down any generic barriers or borders. Following the massive success of 2020’s critically-acclaimed Naiv, the entity returns with Vadak, another esoteric monument in its already storied catalog.
Meaning ‘Wildlings‘ in Hungarian, the album title is a deliberate clue to the exotic and feral essence of Vadak. Like seedlings scattered throughout the forest by the mere forces of nature, THY CATAFALQUE’s imaginative sound grows with an organic sense of whimsy, cultivated within the vast influences of our megacosm. Thematically, Vadak is a foreboding lesson in mortality. Emphasizing the fragility that is shared by man and beast alike, the record explores our Freudian life instincts, in which we inherently fear and run from the ultimate goal of existence: death.
At its core, Vadak expresses the familiar hallmarks that are unique to only THY CATAFALQUE, and yet, it is an unpredictable magnum opus, showcasing the latest evolution from Kátai and his esteemed co-conspirators. The album puts forth an elegance that cannot be matched or rivaled by any musical contemporary, taking fans on an adventure that is rife with excitement, drama, and unbridled craftsmanship.
2. Köszöntsd a hajnalt
4. Az energiamegmaradás törvénye
6. A kupolaváros titka
7. Kiscsikó (Irénke dala)
9. Vadak (Az átváltozás rítusai)