Cataya

cataya was founded in early 2014 to free and live their fantasies.

they live in different places of germany and belgium and came from… different european countries – germany, belgium, spain – with different cultural backgrounds.

several projects like carambolage (crblg), arryn, itinérant and straat were previous outlets on their musical journey.

BIOGRAFIE – CATAYA (cataya-band.com)

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Cataya - Firn 02

Members

Marion Keutgen – guitar
Mike Gretry – guitar
Samuel Bello – guitar
Fred Straet – bass
Timo Pütz – keys
David Schwall – drums

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Discography

firn

firn | cataya (bandcamp.com)
1.destiny 09:20
2.madera sagrada 08:13
3.vis-à-vis 10:54
4.ausblick 09:41
about

we proudly present our second album ‘firn’.

credits

released September 7, 2018

Marion Keutgen – guitar
Mike Gretry – guitar
Samuel Bello – guitar
Fred Straet – bass
Timo Pütz – keys
David Schwall – drums
———–
recording:
christoph from „the `79 sound’

mix&master:
christoph from „the `79 sound’

label:
moment of collapse
———–
► cataya: www.cataya-band.com
► moment of collapse: cataya.momentofcollapse.com

► moment of collapse: www.momentofcollapse.com
► facebook: www.facebook.com/cataya.band

► contact: cataya.band [at] gmail [dot] com

(3) Firn – YouTube

madera sagrada

madera sagrada | cataya (bandcamp.com)

part of the upcoming album ‘firn’ which will be released september 07, 2018

credits

released August 31, 2018
———–
recording:
christoph from „the `79 sound’

mix&master:
christoph from „the `79 sound’

label:
moment of collapse
———–
► cataya: www.cataya-band.com
► moment of collapse: cataya.momentofcollapse.com

► moment of collapse: www.momentofcollapse.com
► facebook: www.facebook.com/cataya.band

► contact: cataya.band [at] gmail [dot] com

(3) Madera Sagrada – YouTube

sukzession

sukzession | cataya (bandcamp.com)

1.cumbre en niebla 10:53
2.sombre sommeil 09:08
3.ascended from the depth 13:35
4.tal sperre 11:42
about
‘sukzession‘ is the debut album, this means almost 45 minutes of cataya.

‘sukzession‘ (lat. succedere)
eine in der oekologie und botanik zeitliche abfolge von pflanzen-, tier- oder pilzgesellschaften an einem standort. diese sukzessive entwicklung fuehrt von einem gestoerten oder veraenderten ausgangsstadium, im extremfall vom vegetationsfreien boden ueber verschiedene stadien zu einer klimaxgesellschaft. in der umgangssprache werden flaechen, die frueher genutzt und seither ueber einen laengeren zeitraum sich selbst ueberlassen wurden, als sukzessionsflaechen bezeichnet.


► cataya: http://www.cataya-band.com
► moment of collapse: cataya.momentofcollapse.com

► moment of collapse: http://www.momentofcollapse.com
► facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cataya.band

► contact: cataya.band [at] gmail [dot] com
credits
released November 6, 2015

recording:
falk from „die tonmeistereI
christoph from „the `79 sound“

mix&master:
role from „die tonmeisterei“

label:
moment of collapse

(3) Sukzession – YouTube

sombre sommeil

sombre sommeil | cataya (bandcamp.com)

part of the upcoming ep ‘sukzession’
credits

released January 1, 2015

recording:

christoph from „the `79 sound“

mix&master:
role from „die tonmeisterei“

label:
moment of collapse


► cataya: http://www.cataya-band.com
► moment of collapse: cataya.momentofcollapse.com

► moment of collapse: http://www.momentofcollapse.com
► facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cataya.band

► contact: cataya.band [at] gmail [dot] com

(3) cataya – sombre sommeil – YouTube

(3) cataya band – YouTube

(3) Cataya – Tema – YouTube

Music | cataya (bandcamp.com)

(9) cataya | Facebook

Homepage – CATAYA (cataya-band.com)

Reviews

Cataya – Firn Review

By MASTER OF MUPPETS on September 25, 2018 in 2018AMBIENT METALGERMAN METALINSTRUMENTAL METALMOMENT OF COLLAPSE RECORDSREVIEWSAMBIENT METALINSTRUMENTAL METAL61 comments

Cataya - Firn 01

If you could read my mind, yo, what a tale my Muppety thoughts would tell. Music has been a lifelong medium for channeling the nonsense that rattles around my skull; notes and melodies swirl into colors, percussion and atmospheres shape landscapes, while tone and pacing flesh it all out into specific characters. Music is a visual experience for me, so much so that when I see something instrumental smoldering in the Angry Metal Heap ov Dreams, I grow curious rather than cautious. Such was the case with Cataya‘s Firn, and I met its four-track challenge with all kinds of optimism: I ain’t afraid of no vox.

Firn is an atmospheric post-metal dish with just a dash ov black metal, hold the vocals. Hearkening more closely to atmoblack of the Vvilderness variety than the wicious ways ov WiegedoodCataya craft calm and colorful compositions, occasionally creeping into dark and dangerous tonality, but never getting downright violent or brutal. The most aggressive moments of Firn, such as the energetic, crunchy chugging vis-à-vis “Vis-à-Vis,” bear more resemblance to moody prog than to even the atmo-est ov black metal. The less aggressive moments, aka 80% of the album, evoke shimmering and decidedly tranquil images reminiscent of seeing silent scenery softly swallowed by snowfall. There’s a journey to be had along the way, yet the adventure that is Firn is comparable to the “adventure” that is the Lord of the Rings film trilogy: fans of the genre are sure to revel in the subtleties and minor flares, but to many this may just feel like an awful lot of walking.

To that end, it would be remiss to label the largely subdued nature of Firn as a detriment. Sure, it’s not a riffalicious voyage through the untamed wilderness of Scale the Summit, but nor is it the tepid Sunday drive of ColdbonesCataya do their wordless thing in a Russian Circular way where atmosphere is of the utmost importance without sacrificing sonic inertia. The end result is an album that boldly posits the world-shattering notion that less can be more. “Madera Sagrada” will not floor you with progged-out fretboard wankery, but it will briskly jaunt with you through a tranquil forest of snow and starlight, and therein lies the beauty of Firn. If environment-specific vibe-age is your thing, there’s a pretty good chance that this album is up your alley to the point of rendering sitting down impossible. Little is the urge to headbang while listening to Firn, and at no point did I feel the need to praise Satan (no more than usual, anyway), yet I absolutely cannot call this album boring.

Cataya - Firn 02

So if it’s not trvly black metal, and it’s not a riff-laden adventure, but also isn’t a lukewarm dip into naptastic waters, then what the fuck is this nonsense? Well, this nonsense is as follows: “Destiny” is a world waking up to snow, either during the pre-sun hours of dawn or else amidst the glittering reflections of the moon against a crystalline winter’s night, a shimmering coalescence of clean post-metal tones and energetic percussive buildup thrusting the listener into motion. “Madera Sagrada” sees this momentum sustained and pondered upon, with minor chords and the occasional aggressive flare-up introducing conflict to the mix. Spiritual reflection is being had, and it’s not particularly riffy, but it is oh so engaging. As “Vis-à-Vis” fades into existence, an increased energy and presence of percussion bring this conflict to the forefront of focus, and suddenly things aren’t so peaceful. The listener is in the throes of self addressal, until catharsis arrives in the form of the lively closer “Ausblick;” suddenly the woods have been cleared, the turmoil is behind behind us, and all we are left with is the peaceful poignancy of a snowclad forest and a freshly cleared mind.

If Coldbones had introduced a few degrees of liveliness to their compositions and dropped the ambient temperatures to Winter Lights levels, we’d have had Firn that much sooner. An exercise in technical ability it may not be, yet those seeking a soundtrack to a serene sight-seeing stroll through snowy scenery and self reflection are likely to find themselves quite taken by this German sextet’s sophomore effort. Firn is a strong testament to the visual powers of music, and it’s there that I’ll be headed once this Moxie-drenched land ov lobsters and L.L. Bean that I call home finds itself prostrate before the rapacious forces of winter.


Rating: 3.0/5.0
DR: 9 | Format Reviewed: 320 kbps mp3
Label: Moment of Collapse Records
Websites: cataya.bandcamp.com | facebook.com/cataya.band
Releases Worldwide: September 28th, 2018

Cataya – Firn Review | Angry Metal Guy

Cataya – Firn

dawak | September 20, 2018 | 0 CommentsCataya

(c) Sam Bello

For many skiers – especially the freeriders – there is nothing more beautiful than tackling strong firn snow. This is old and compact snow, which has existed for at least a year and can be found mainly in high alpine regions. This clinking-cold yet so enduring term obviously inspired the german-Belgian sextet Cataya. On their second album “Firn” they let post rock and post black metal collide again.

Four songs in just under 40 minutes – you already know that from your debut album. The mini-epics of the german-Belgian friendship go through many spectacular transformations, as the opener “Destiny” pre-exeifies almost perfectly. Quietly and calmly, Cataya hang out in the song, strive for almost balladesque structures and play with fragile motifs. Russian Circles let the creeping intensification salute, constant and consistent is worked towards the great post-rock explosion. And then, after about six and a half minutes, the sudden tempo tightening between Shoegaze and Black Metal follows. Yes, here speed and melodic leisure meet, despite repulsive undertones entirely dedicated to the beauty of the moment.

This actually reads like a contradiction in itself and actually the mechanisms of this album should not work. “Vis’ Vis” illustrates how skilful Cataya are now on the road. Here, the post black metal elements gradually gain the upper hand, are actually present from the beginning and are broken by short, thoughtful caesuras. With these inverted omens, the sextet turns the entire genre upside down – perhaps not an overly new idea, but it is improbably good and thrillingly presented.

And so this album stirs up in the best sense, immediately tears along and at the same time consistently puts established listening habits to the test. “Firn” seems familiar and yet quite different, because it offers an alternative to the classic post-rock sound without drifting too deep into effect-heeled, epic black metal realms. Genius and madness deftly hold the balance, the second album of the german-Belgian band entertains from front to back with passionate head cinema.

Rating: 8/10

Available from: 28.09.2018

Available via: Moment of Collapse Records (Broken Silence)

Website: www.cataya-band.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cataya.band

Cataya – Firn (demonic-nights.at)

Stupendous German post metal instrumental band, using layered textures of blackgaze, melodic, gloomy, uplifting, melancholic, epic, passionate, dense, heavy, dark, black metal on an atmospheric background.

His melodies are long, creative, well-structured, full of noisy, distorted, howling, high-pitched, precise, sliding riffs, with a protruding bass, a shattering drums and a sombre atmospheric keyboard.

With an exquisite, virtuous, intense, virile collection, his melodies explode in a technically masterful way with an amazing and surprising genius.

I recommend, great band, success to all

Aryon Maiden

Publicado por Aryon Maiden

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