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¿Per què no li dius?

by Xavier Panades and the C.A.T. (Creative Artistic Temperament)

Mysterious & Passionate fusion of music and poetry from Catalonia
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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1. Deixeu-me escollir qui sóc
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2. La font de Sant Marçal
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3. Contra-ataquem
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4. ¿Per què no li dius?
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5. Cuco I Kika
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6. Tenebres i teranyines
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7. ¿Qui son els àngels?
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8. Els amants
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9. El camí
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Album Notes
The band was formed in summer 2001 in Bedminster (Bristol) by the two local musicians Errol Hewitt and Xavier Panades.

Xavier developed the idea of internationalising the much unknown music from the Catalonian countries by recording an album of updated covers, and an acoustic set playing covers from classic Catalan folk musicians and poets.

In 2006 James Hollingsworth agreed to help record the album. However, James soon realised the talented but bizarre Xavier’s voice did not fit with the music he was trying to sing… Except for one song: “Els Amants” where Xavier’s powerful and restless voice quickly changing in mood from sweetness to anger, with effortless passion.

James revealed Xavier as a unique mixture of a reciter, comedian, declaimer and singer and proceeded to point out to Xavier that this may be his real path in music art.

Errol and Xavier returned to James' studio just after only three weeks and recorded in just one day the mini-album “Per que no li dius?”. Their idiosyncratic personalities and their atypical way of approaching music had already begun to develop into their unique style: A new form of transcendent music, which breaks through any musical classicism so that people can directly experience the feeling that the words are expressing, regardless of their complexity or the language in which are expressed.

Their performances are a combination of two extremes working in total harmony. Errol’s unusual guitar playing is calm, mysterious and quiet, like a reversed volcano, in huge contrast to Xavier with his chaotic bursts of feeling and Rabelaisian passion.

It has drawn burgeoning interest from peoples of very different cultural, class, and international background. A recent performance and interview was filmed in Bristol for TV3 (The National Catalan TV). Cultural organisations from Catalonia and Euskadi have also showed interest in the band performing at their festivals.

The band is currently negotiating record and distribution deals; composing their second album with the inclusion of some special guests from the worlds of Jazz and Blues; and setting up a concert program for what looks likely to be a very busy 2007!!



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