| 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 specially created for the event and... Read More
| 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... Read More
| Format: LP | First Release: April, 2010 |
| 11 tracks | Length: 45:42 |Album mixing neo-classicism, post-minimalism and avant-garde through of 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». Read More
| Format: LP | First Release: June, 2009 |
| 10 tracks | Length: 43:10 |Acclaimed second release of the technical and progressive thrash metal project which José Travieso performs all the instruments and vocals. Aggressive, strong and sophisticated. Not for all the ears! :-) Read More
| Format: 3 CDs-Box | First Release: March, 2009 |
| 42 tracks | Length: 232:27 |Almost four hours along a three CDs-Box compilation collecting all the previous released works as much as a lot of unreleased tracks covering the period between 1994 and 2003. Read More
| Format: EP | First Release: January, 2008 |
| 5 tracks | Length: 25:03 |EP collecting the first recordings for this progressive and technical thrash metal project. Two of the songs are written by José Travieso, the other two tunes are cover songs. Not a polished work and a Cautiva still immature, but with some interesting ideas... Read More
YESSS!!! After a few of years waiting, finally we have a new CAUTIVA song! Its name is «A Story Of Life, Love And Death» and you can listen it in the Independent Tracks section or directly download it here!.
When I decided in February of this year -after a silence of two years- to restart my music, I thought that the best option would be to finish the chapter that I tried to start in summer of 2012. Then I wanted to create some new tracks for Cautiva, but I was needing a rest after the strong activity of the previous years and after a month trying to do something in production and pre-recording with Cautiva, the things weren't going like I wished and I decided to give up and not to think about music in a long time. Frankly speaking, nowadays my musical curiosity is going in a direction completely different to Cautiva, metal and what both things represent, but I strongly feel the need to finish what I began two years ago... To do something more for Cautiva beyond «Human», trying to make some new songs in the same style and concept, the best songs I could... maybe two, three songs... And if everything is going properly, to make an EP with all it. That was the idea then, and that's the idea now!
«A Story Of Life, Love And Death» is the first one of this new group of songs. It's a long and difficult piece, hard to understand in some aspects I believe, but I've tried my best to every detail and I'm satisfied with the final result :-) You'll find the usual elements of Cautiva: thrash, technic, complex structures, constant changes, wrath, screams, frenetic solos, curtness... I think it captures the essence of this project and, if you enjoy with the «Human» album, you'll enjoy this too.
It's been a titanic effort to make this piece, because I've had to work never-ending hours in production trying to find and capture the CAUTIVA sound I've wanted for these new recordings, I had to practice again with my guitar (more than a year not playing at all!), I had to deal with some problems with hardware and -later- software, a strong throat infection attacked me just when I began to record the vocals (the final process in my recordings for Cautiva)... Wow, the very hardest experience I remember creating music! Hahaha! It's been really awful!
Listen it and tell me what you think. I hope you like!
If you want more details about the song, you can have a look to the «Works» files.
I suppose that at the end of October I'll begin to work in a second song. Wish me luck!
Now playing - Vangelis: Opera Sauvage
A few years ago, when I was creating the Cautiva's album «Human» -time which I was underestimating my previous recordings for piano-, one day I took a look to my very old archive of own unreleased recordings and demos and I watched that an interesting stuff was being abandoned by myself for years. Then I realized that something nice could be made with all it... Two projects were born then: the first one, the «Works» files, in which I began to compile diverse information about each composition and recording and I continue updating nowadays (in a way to remember, to know... like a library); the second one was the 3 CDs-Box compilation «A Retrospective: The Early Years - 1994-2003», as a way to collect my previous released works and offers a brunch of old and previously unreleased tracks, tracks that had never before found a place to stay. I decided to make a generous contribution with those old times and I released the most of all that stuff, 20 or more tracks if I remember properly... Cover pieces (Beethoven, Mendelssohn...), hard experiments (The Five Babel Constructions, Reflejos, Continuum...), unfinished pieces, studies of an evening... It was very nice to deal again with all that!
That was in 2009. Today, 15th of February of 2014, I'm glad to present you here a second chapter:
After, more or less, two years not doing music and watching the "post-early years" from a certain perspective, I've found a good moment to do a new retrospection and to close, definitely, a second stage in my musical creation. In this occasion, the period is mainly 2008-2011, years of hard work and eclectic projects (Cautiva, The Illusionist album, the nice experimentations in the EP «Don't Kill The Vinyl» and the LP «No More Faith», etc.), crazy years where I gave everything I could to my music and carried me to need a strong rest and break with everything related...
«Eclecticism - A 2008-2013 Retrospective» is this final retrospection, a 2 CDs-Box compilation, with 25 tracks and more than two hours of music, including 3 unreleased tracks (only released as independent tracks in this website, but not on any ordinary release): «Shinigami's Dream, No. 7 (Born to Die Mix)» (an experimentation from 2011), «Fusing Into Black» (other experimentation, but from 2012) and, finally, «Improvisation In An Old Style» (an improvisation from summer of 2013). Part of the music is slightly remastered.
I hope you like!
And what now? Well... Maybe it's time to do -to try- new music???,
Now playing - Mozart: Don Giovanni