• Hekate – Goddess

    Hekate – Goddess

    Label: Auerbach Tonträger ‎– AB 011
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: Germany
    Released: 11 Oct 2004
    Style: Neofolk

    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).

    Buy: http://www.gh-records.com/1735-hekate-goddess.html

  • Hekate – Sonnentanz

    Hekate – Sonnentanz

    A cornerstone of German Neofolk

    Originally released in 2000 by Well of Urd, “Sonnentanz”, the first album release by Hekate without limitation, became something of a cornerstone of German Neofolk. Conceptionally dedicated to the free spirit of the ‘Bündische Jugend’ (German youth movement) and the ‘Edelweißpiraten’ (Edelweiss pirates), Germany’s “lost youth” of the 1930s, Hekate’s music here is marked by a folkloric acoustic style that sets the standards for the years to come. This re-release is presented in a portrait-format Digipak including revised artwork and liner-notes and is limited to 700 copies.

    Buy: 10,50 €  http://www.gh-records.com/877-hekate-onnentanz.html