Hekate – Goddess
Label: Auerbach Tonträger – AB 011
Format: CD, Album
Released: 11 Oct 2004
European myths and legends meet experimental (Neo-) Folk
On their third album “Goddess” (2004), Hekate take a look at various European myths and folktales and deal with e.g. the legends of Morgana le Fay, Montségur, Barbarossa, or the ancient bull cult of Crete. Music-wise, they create a successful mixture of classic Folk, medieval melodies, and modern elements, all linked by the drum-parts ranging from magic-ritualistic to classical-orchestral and trance-electronic. The rhythms and the vocals of Susanne Grosche and Axel Menz are the main features of this mature album recorded with an array of diverse instruments (gongs, kettledrums, drums, percussive devices, hurdy-gurdy, guitars, and glockenspiel).