Kataya: Canto Obscura

First Kataya CD. Matti’s brainchild as he had a bunch of songs he’d done with Teijo for the third Wolf Larsen release. Those songs were kind of stuck, so Matti asked me to help and as things progressed quite nicely, eventually to join the band. A quite pleasurable venture, the making of this album gave me something worthwhile to do while recuperating from the fire that destroyed our house. We lived in exile, I made a small work place in the corner of our bedroom and let the ideas flow. Me and Teijo found our individual strengths to be even mystically compatible and the three of us had loads of fun while making the album.

Musicians: The usual suspects + guests:

Johanna Iivanainen: Vocals
Mikko Iivanainen: Guitar
Linda Fredriksson: Saxophone
Sanna Tikkanen: Vocals

Samu Wuori helped me during mixing, once again.

Here’s the first making of video from the key session of Canto Obscura.

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A very TT -like approach to demoing his songs. The final product can be found from Kataya : Canto Obscura as “Ahava”.

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