CATHARSIS - A dystopian vision of the end of the world.

CATHARSIS

At the beginning of 2016

I started the work on my third full-length LP  'Catharsis'.

Catharsis was meant as a dark soundtrack fueled by the hopelessness of a dying world.

 

A dystopian joyride between seek & hide.

 

'Catharsis' was the first time, I included a real guitar and came back to my own origin : The drums.

They're not the main part of the album, but at least in three songs I used guitars & drums to lead the whole track.

One of the main parts as well was the piano which I used to create almost every melody right at the beginning.

I used a lot of synths and symphonic strings as well - as I am a huge lover of electronic music & orchestration.

And once again I worked with sound manipulation and field recordings to create atmospheric soundscapes.

 

 Catharsis was also the first album i created with the goal to offer you a completely royalty & copyright free cinematic soundtrack you can use in your productions as stock audio, background music or just enjoy it for free.

My intent was to create a vivid vision of an end time scenario.

 


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1. Orphanage

The intro to catharsis already reveals where the journey is going. The sound remembers of a dream - even more a nightmare. Dark & hopeless but yet fantastic & mystic.

 

 

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2. Shelter

Shelter is an atmospheric electronic track that sounds playful, dramatic & mystic. One of the few tracks on 'Catharsis' that has kind of a dance vibe.

 

 

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3. Seeker Of Fate

One of the three tracks on the album, that includes a lot of guitars & drums, as well as synths. This track almost sounds pretty uplifting, which is rare on 'Catharsis'.

 

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4. Apotheosis

Dark, dramatic, fantastic. Lead by staccato violins with a heavy bass in the chorus.

 

 

 

 

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5. Purity

Purity is kind of a overture, mainly played on the piano. A dream within the storyline giving a short mystic break.

 

 

 

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6. Lost Along The Way

Lost ALong The Way brings you right back into the story.  Once again, drums & guitars play a huge role in this one while producing a chase theme.

 

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7. Thegosis

Dark, dramatic, horrific & thrilling. The sound of this song is based on symphonic instruments, played in a way, that isn't quiet... well... let's say 'usual'.

 

 

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8. If I could sleep forever...

Probably my most favorite song of the album because the drum part was so much fun. Hopeful, chilling - the title already gives an idea of what this is. Lead by an epic & joyful orchestration.

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9. ...I'd stay in wonderland.

An overture that serves as a soft awakening, like a dream within a dream, right before reality kicks back in...

 

 

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10. Leave Humanity Behind

Unconcerned back into the world 'Catharsis' is portraying. It begins pretty calm & chilling and leads into a chant.

 

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11. Onyx

Onyx was one of the first songs I started to create for 'Catharsis' and it was one of the last I finished. Dark, mystic, fantastic with a lot of guitars & drums.

 

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12. Broken Wings

Broken Wings is a short Outro to 'Catharsis' - a dreamy piano melody with soft violins.

It is followed by three bonus tracks.

 

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13. Hades

A re-mastered and re-newed version of 'Hades', a song I published some months before I started working on Catharsis.

Dark, epic, mystic - this song got it all.

 

 

 

 

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14. The Destroyer Of Worlds

Just like the original version of 'Hades' this song was released earlier than 'Catharsis'. Re-mastered & re-newed bonus track!

Dark, epic, mystic. Sounds like it was constructed in the same session as 'Hades' was.

 

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15. We will meet again, in another life.

'We will meet again, in another life.'

was one of the first tracks I have ever created. I  released some different versions of this song already, I included the original cut as a bonus track on 'Catharsis'.

An epic cinematic piece of music - fantastic & dramatic.

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