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Confessions of a Shadow

by Catman Cohen

"A Passionate Rock Musical that Exposes Dark Secrets Hidden Within the Heart, Mind, and Soul."
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Final Confessions I
1:37 album only
2. Zero
3:38 album only
3. The Miracle
2:49 album only
4. Fireworks Hill
3:39 album only
5. London
3:11 album only
6. Never Told You
3:58 album only
7. Rose Hips Lady
3:16 album only
8. The Sex Confessions
7:22 album only
9. Unanswered Poems
6:37 album only
10. This Song is for my Mother
4:22 album only
11. Voice in the Night
4:31 album only
12. The War Confessions
4:42 album only
13. When the Lavender Returns
5:09 album only
14. After the Party Ends
3:54 album only
15. The Final Confessions II
1:52 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Daring, ambitious, and high-concept, Cohen's 'Confessions of a Shadow' puts the artist's effects-heavy, uber-bass voice front and center, using it to embody the title's 'shadow' as it bears witness to humanity's fears, foibles, and follies. Each track including 'The Sex Confessions,' 'Zero,' and "After the Party Ends.' makes deft use of classical elements, Moby-like synths, Annette Lum's soprano, and more. Cohen's polished production is a world unto itself, a beautiful nightmare whose wry humor and inky darkness make it a strong candidate for Off-Broadway."

Music Connection Magazine

April 2012


"Confessions of a Shadow is a musical that looks to blow the roof off of the genre – it is a once in a lifetime experience for listeners and those that crafted the effort. Give it a go today."

Rating: 9.1/10

Reviewed by James Mcquiston

NeuFutur Magazine

January 12, 2012


Guest Vocalists:

Francis Dunnery (Fireworks Hill)
David Morgan (Never Told You)
Clyde "Sudsy" O'Neil (Rose Hips Lady & The War Confessions)
Jayme Palmer (The Miracle)
Bruce Wangsanutr (Zero & After the Party Ends)
Kim Yarbrough (The War Confessions)
Kate Campbell & Bluu Williams (The Sex Confessions)
Jaffa Carrerra, Byron Jones & Jennifer Wydra (When the Lavender Returns)

...and Annette Lum (the divine angel voice in ALL Catman Cohen songs)

...and Several Anonymous Friends


The Players:

Keyboards by Bruce Wangsanutr & Catman Cohen
Electric & Acoustic Guitars by James Lum
Bass Guitar by Sid Johnson
Saxophones, Flutes, & Horns by Aaron Mull
Drums by Anthony Heller
Violins by Kristen Kimiko
Cellos by Kwai Bun


A CD Project Created by Catman Cohen

Music & Lyrics by Catman Cohen
Executive Producer in Heaven: Henry Iglesias
Produced & Arranged by James Lum & Bruce Wangsanutr
Engineered & Mixed at First Step Productions Studio
Mastered by Frank Josephs

(c) 2010-2011 Keevay Music



Catman Cohen is the mysterious, controversial Canadian creator of the music trilogy, "The Catman Chronicles," a collection of songs that have themes related to life, death, and dreams. Described as Post-Decadence Rock, Cohen's songs spring from a foundation of social activism, primarily in calling for a resurrection of neglected heroes (e.g., nurses, paramedics, teachers, firemen, universal peace-keepers, environmentalists, human rights activists, animal rights activists, etc.); a plea for assistance to those without adequate food or health care; and a cry for urgent remedial efforts to preclude an imminent fresh water crisis.

In October, 2011, Catman Cohen will be releasing his 4th CD entitled, “Confessions of a Shadow,” featuring his new opening track, “The Final Confessions I + Zero.”

Very little is known about Catman Cohen. To date, his only publicity consists of shadow photos and his official bio excludes data such as birthdate, birthplace, and other personal details. He believes artists MUST step into the background in order that society can shift its spotlight onto various key vocations (especially nursing) that are in crisis. He turns down interviews, instead requesting that a list of social activist friends be considered in his place, stating that they have more urgent things to say about the world than anything he might offer.

Cohen's extremely deep, bullfrog singing voice has drawn comparisons to various artists, particularly Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Barry White. It is that strange unusual singing voice that forms the fulcrum within his CD's, featuring guest performances by she-males, Goths, and other atypical entertainers.


What People are Saying About CATMAN COHEN:

"An unusual and, at times, spellbinding artist..."



"Catman Cohen's series of music CD's are becoming the talk of the town."

Kat Kramer

Entertainment Today


"Having listened to your CD, I certainly have similar sentiments that you express. I feel we live in a society numb from television without the directed intelligence or compassion to lead a Love Revolution we need...and I appreciate anybody trying to do something about that."

Patch Adams, Social Activist


"We need more brave musicians and artists like Catman Cohen. It is interesting, but sad, to see how concerned citizens like Cohen and others get censored and excluded by the Illuminati puppets, and other ignorant, 'useful idiots,' to quote the Illuminati themselves."

__Wes Penre, Publisher

Illuminati News


"In PRAYER FOR AMERICA, I wholeheartedly endorse your message, particularly the rejection of materialism, what really matters, and the plea for return to sanity in our nation's values.... If the public can only hear one of your songs from this album, let it be PRAYER FOR AMERICA."

Mary Lightfine, Founder and President
Volunteers Without Boundaries


"It is great to see someone trying to revive the time-honored tradition of music with both a soul and a purpose. Having just seen the first part of Scorsese's documentary on Dylan, I'm reminded of how important this is for society. And I'm delighted (Catman) is tackling the issue of water...I'm afraid we are indeed heading into an era of growing conflict over water, and anything we can do to avoid that is worth doing."

by Dr. Peter Gleick
MacArthur Fellow
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security


“The nursing shortage in America has been memorialized in song and video by an unlikely hero named Catman Cohen whose body of work has struck a raw nerve in this country.”

Mary Ruff-King, Author


...the darkest 75 minutes most people will experience in their entire lives. It is nothing less than a poignant reflection of America in decline, the final musical and lyrical gasps of a collapsing Empire...and it is brilliant...Take a close listen to Catman's remake of the Kylie Minogue party hit, CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD. Catman's suicide version will be requested repeatedly on radio stations across the world by those shell-shocked fans of the song who simply cannot believe what he did to it."

Reviewed by Marc Seltzer


"Think Chris Rea and Nick Cave on holiday with Leonard Cohen watching a Tarantino movie."

Reviewed by Dave Chislett

Matchbox Radio 24


“Startlingly original it takes an artist like Catman Cohen to really show the way forward in sonic artistry and he has continued to bring material of the finest calibre to the forefront. His vocal style is deep and brash but the floating melodies contradict this with great effect.”

Reviewed by Joe Ward

"(Catman) is obviously mad as a march hare, a hatter and a box of Frogs all holed up together in a looney ward.... there's occasional sparks of peculiar brilliance."

Reviewed by Chris Prewett


“Catman Cohen's music goes further into the strange and weird.”

Reviewed by Paul de Bruijn


"The raw poetry, the depth of feeling and caring, the times when he is really lucid and the sheer good music in many cuts are such that Cohen is worth checking out."

Reviewed by Jay Levin

Real Talk LA


"Catman himself sounds like a cross between Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, a raspy bullfrog voice that grabs your attention."

Joe Frietze

INK 19


“I absolutely LOVE his voice. It has to be one of the deepest I have heard. Like a giant toad with laryngitis singing in the center of a spacious hollow planet.”

Reviewed by Marcus Stanlec


Please note that the PHYSICAL CD.....Confessions of a a 13 track CD, containing 15 songs.

That is because the first two songs (The Final Confessions I & Zero) are blended into a single track....and the final two songs (After the Party Ends & The Final Confessions II) are blended into a single track.

For purposes of PHYSICAL CD sales, there are only 13 track CD's available......but for purposes of DIGITAL ALBUM download, there are 15 tracks for each of the 15 songs.

There will be NO single song digital downloads available anywhere until Summer, 2012, at the earliest.

Thank you.



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