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.
It was indeed a pleasure to speak to this musical genius, Tamas. Let’s hear from the man himself in the below audio link of the full coverage
1. Szarvas (5:39)
2. Köszöntsd a hajnalt (4:27)
3. Gömböc (5:06)
4. Az energiamegmaradás törvénye (6:51)
5. Móló (10:05)
6. A kupolaváros titka (3:19)
7. Kiscsikó (Irénke dala) (3:46)
8. Piros-sárga (5:06)
9. Vadak (Az átváltozás rítusai) (12:25)
10. Zúzmara (5:34)