Last Independent Tracks

Cosmic Dispersion Of Life

Date: August, 2016 ―|― Length: 12:30
E-proj #5. The pansperm theory and the cosmic winds as dispersers of life in the Universe.

Deus Ex Machina / God's Ladder

Date: March, 2016 ―|― Length: 10:18
E-project #4, divided in two pieces: an ambient and introductory part; a second part mixing the classic Berlin School approach with Minimalism.

Improvisation 2016.02.21: Through God's Core

Date: February, 2016 ―|― Length: 8:14
Improvisation recorded during the sessions for the e-proj #4.
  • Cautiva's «The Archangel Of Omega»


    | Format: EP | First Release: July, 2015 |

    | 4 tracks | Length: 23:50 |

    Third release and farewell of the technical and progressive thrash metal project. The essence of CAUTIVA taken a bit more to the extreme. Not for all the ears!

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  • Eclecticism - A 2008-2013 Retrospective


    | Format: 2 CDs-Box | First Release: Feb., 2014 |

    | 25 tracks | Length: 126:50 |

    A 2 CD-Box compilation from the 2008-2013 period along more than 2 hours of music and 25 tracks, including 3 previously unreleased pieces on any ordinary release.
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  • The Illusionist


    | Format: LP  |  First Release: September, 2011 |

    | 12 tracks  |  Length: 62:05 |

    Album recording a historical concert in José Travieso's career offered on the 28th of August of 2011 in the Red Room Auditorium, New York City, as part of the Annual Congress of New Composers and Modern Artists. Along one hour José Travieso returns to the piano, revising old and new pieces, playing new compositions especially created for the event and...
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  • Don't Kill The Vinyl


    | Format: EP | First Release: May, 2011 |

    | 7 tracks | Length: 35:19 |

    Short album trying to reconcile the old with the new, making a tribute to the vinyl records and where the sample procedures take an important role. Varied and risky, José Travieso working from a different point of view. Synthesizers, samples, electronic, hip-hop, experimental music...
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  • La Boîte


    | Format: Single | First Release: February, 2011 |

    | 5 tracks | Length: 6:21 |

    Five short pieces recorded especially as original soundtrack for the homonymous animated short film created by Marie Bouchet. A return to the childhood and its nightmares...

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  • No More Faith


    | Format: LP | First Release: April, 2010 |

    | 11 tracks | Length: 45:42 |

    Album mixing neo-classicism, post-minimalism and avant-garde through a collection of pieces for different chamber ensembles and an interesting variety of instruments, including string quartets, flute, harp or even experimental instruments like musical glasses, bass waterphones or giant tam-tams... It includes the string quartet «Tunguska».
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  • Cautiva's «Human»


    | Format: LP | First Release: June, 2009 |

    | 10 tracks | Length: 43:10 |

    Acclaimed second release of the technical and progressive thrash metal project in which José Travieso performs all the instruments and vocals. Aggressive, strong and sophisticated. Not for all the ears! :-)

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August, 2016: Pictures of the new studio "Goj Alpha"

As I told in the last post, in April I decided to move a new house, so I’ve had to reinstall all my home-studio in a new emplacement. The old home-studio –I called it “Arm Gamma” (I use codes for this: “Arm” is the place and “Alpha”, “Beta”, “Gamma”… are variations in that place)– was an experimental and little dead-room studio, which always gave me problems in mixes because the room size and the bass response. You can find some pictures of this old home-studio in different variations in the Photo Gallery.

The new studio room is much better. It’s not perfect. I don’t have a dedicate place, it’s part of a large living room, but I like in this way and I hope to spend a time with this configuration. With little acoustic treatment the bass response is rather good and the frequency response is rather flat (with a 1/12 octave smooth: a maximum of +-5 dB variation since 40 Hz, except for the desk reflections in 600-800 Hz zone, a bit more here). It’s enough for me now, and anyway actually I work with headphones the most of the time. A bit reverbed room, but I like work here when I use my monitors because I find a very natural environment (the most of the acoustic treatment is emplacing the zone studio and desk in the right place after a lot of tests, and using furniture, books, curtains and so on to work the sound) and I appreciate it.

Anyway, if everything goes fine, maybe, after a couple of years, I'll move to a dedicate room with a very good dimensions too. Time will say.

Here you have some photos of the actual emplacement. The pictures are from July and it’s not all the equipment installed, around 80%, but it’s enough. You get the idea!

I want to take some days off, but in September I’ll continue working in the new album and I hope to finish then!

Best wishes,

José Travieso

Now playing – Erik Norlander: Stars Rain Down

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August, 2016: New studio emplacement and new track

Hello everyone!

During the last months I haven’t been active over here because in April I decided to move to a new home, to make some reparations and changes and I've had to do millions to things with all it, including installing the studio recording. When I had finished, I felt myself so tired that I couldn’t find any pleasure playing my keyboards or recording, so I decided to spend some time doing other things (just activities not to think much)… Finally I believe I spent too much time not paying attention to my music :-/ , but fortunately, with the 1st of August, I decided to continue recording stuff for the new album and –fortunately too– since the first minute I found the good way (and time!) and I’ve been able to finish soon a new e-project and feel this is one my best works of the last years.

I’m speaking about the Electronic Project #5, which continues the “conceptual and metaphysical cosmic travels” of the previous e-projects. In this case, the leitmotiv is the pansperm theory and the cosmic winds as dispersers of life in the Universe. The track is long, 12 minutes and a half, and is called «Cosmic Dispersion Of Life». More information in «Works».

You can listen an excerpt here:

I think I have 80-90% of the music for the new album. One more track (I have an idea) and it’ll be finished!

What about my new home and studio, I made the change to have more space and to live in a calm place, very close to the country. It’s more work at home and my studio recording emplacement is not ideal, but I’m very satisfied with the change :-) I had to do this years before!

I’ll upload some pictures of the studio recording.

Bye bye,

José Travieso

Now playing – Phrozenlight: Dreamland

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Welcome to JOSÉ TRAVIESO's official website!

This website is dedicated to all the music that I've written and recorded, especially during the periods 1994-2003 and 2007-2012 aprox. (including the CAUTIVA project).

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Works

«Works» is a text which collects comprehensive information about all José Travieso's releases and compositions, including lengths, when it was composed or recorded a track, connections with other pieces, anecdotes, histories behind the music and much more stuff.

«Works» is regularly updated from time to time and you can download it from these links:

-WORKS, Part 1: about pieces.

-WORKS, Part 2: about releases.

The first part collects information about all the compositions, including the unreleased ones, being the most exhaustive and interesting part of all the content. The second part gives information about all the ordinary releases (LPs, EPs, Singles, Compilations, etc.).

If you are interested in knowing more about any release or piece, «Works» is a great source of information!