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CAUTIVA: The Archangel Of Omega (EP)

by Jose Travieso



First release in July 2015.

This is the third and farewell recording of Cautiva, my technical and progressive thrash metal project in which I play all the instruments (guitars, bass, drums programming and vocals), in the style of "one man band".

Of all my projects, Cautiva has probably been my favorite, so wild and technically excessive, but it's very very demanding in time and energy, so I decided to put an end point in 2014. Then I had in mind to begin to work in a new period -and probably long- of electronic exploration and I thought it would be a good moment to finish with Cautiva recording some new music. Though this recording was the farewell of the project, I don't discard at all to record anything else in the future, but -as maximum- just some solitary song after a few of years or something like that, something exceptional.

Initially I wanted to record 3 or 4 songs, but finally the number was 2. I tried my best with both songs and they were so complex that I needed a lot of time to finish them. On the other hand, I wasn't lucky in the recordings and I had a lot of problems of hardware, software, health... After finishing the second song I said "it's enough for me!". Hahaha!

I decided to release each song in two different versions: original version (with vocals) and instrumental version (without vocals of course, but also slightly different).

Not much, but if you like Cautiva, I think you'll like this stuff. I tried to transmit the purest essence of the project.

Artwork by Georgi Georgiev and José Travieso.


released July 10, 2015



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Starting at the piano in the late 90s, José Travieso has been a very eclectic musician playing diverse instruments and releasing music in very different styles: minimalism, romanticism, experimental music, technical thrash metal, classical music... In 2015 he began a new period dedicated to electronic music. ... more

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Track Name: A Story Of Life, Love And Death
Thirty years ago the final war began.
At the beginning it was just one more war between two nations,
But slowly it turned in a global storm of chaos, devastation and death.

Bleeding horror!
Apocalyptic race!
Day by day!
Never it'll stop,
No hope,
Only my death is my rest
The hell is no place for a kid
What I did!

When you live in hell,
A piece of love is Eden
Yesterday she and I felt like gods;
Today, rats...
So wretched rats

Vile. Week. Insane.
There is no change

Welcome my son
This is the world I have spun... for you

Act of love
Sadistic thorne

Die my son!

My son,
Hopeful source that I've dried up,
Every gift, every thought to live
You, who were once my own will

These hands full of your blood and my filth,
All my blame, all my sins and shame
Please, forgive my so awful being

You don't deserve all this pain
Which would be reserved for all the bad men
You don't need to be corrupted
By the madness of the world's greed

Bleeding horror!
Apocalyptic race!
Day by day!
Never it'll stop,
No hope,
Only my death is my rest
The hell is no place for a kid
What I did!
Track Name: Freaks!

You! Hey!
Look at my face!
Look up, stop your phone,
show you have brain!
Raise your head
and look at me again, vain
Try to face up because...
You're a freak!

I said... freak!

Big dumb smile
Shooting up!
Lost-looking eyes
Finger tic!

Fear of missing out
Watch again!
Your smartphone,
your cage!


Raise your head
Try to raise your fucking head
Try to behave yourself, you're a fake
Of what you were,
What you could be

All day wasting your time
Waiting for one more chime
Don't you feel all that shame?
Phone addiction is your name

Life is what is
happening while you are watching your screen!
Raise your head, look at me!

Talk to me now
Wake up and show me you are not a zombie!
Rise up!
Rise up against the nonsense!
Try again!

Obey the word of the herd!
Prey just taking your phone
Bend down, your new god has come

What kind of human being
are we creating today
giving way to the decay?

Just try to face up again!
Reduce your consume!

Don't you know how to enjoy
the real world?

All of you
are a peripheral of your phone?

Why don't you try to see
all the disease?

Freaks! Freaks! Freaks!
A lot of freaks! Hey, look at me!

[Bridge + CODA]
Okey, don't look at me then
I'm giving up

I'm tired of you

Let your phone to control
even your soul

I leave!