Tuval Cain

Tuval Cain: Forging the Future

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Artist: Tuval Cain

Artist: Tuval Cain
Title: Forging the Future
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

The Tuval Cain project was conceived by David Lawrence Kuhn, an American who made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel in 2002. Tuval Cain's debut album, "Forging the Future", is a tour de force of neo-classic rock with a creative energy that hasn't been seen since 1970s progressive bands, without losing sight of mainstream appeal. It's range of styles include a unique type of jazz-rock fusion and features lyrics that are as powerful as the music. The project took 26 years from conception to release. The earliest song appearing on "Forging the Future" was written in 1987 and might never have seen the light of day had it not been for a radical change in it's author's course of life. The author describes having been to hell in his lifetime, including epression, self-destruction, rebellion, and a life of excess. This album reflects the author's personal saga, including the ongoing struggle between hedonism and self control, culminating in a refound faith. This project features some of Israel's leading musicians, including Avi Singolda on guitar, who is widely considered to be one of Israel's #1 guitarists. It also features Dor Nagar on vocals, a singer that can be counted as one of the handful of truly great rock singers; Adam Ben Ezra on bass has played with many outstanding performers and has a blossoming solo career; Ido Maimon is one of the leading and busiest drummers in Israel, and David Lawrence Kuhn on keyboards, influenced by the likes of Jon Lord, Keith Emerson, Ray Manzarek, and Dave Brubeck. The musicians on this album have played with an array of Israel's most acclaimed musicians, such as: Shlomo Artzi, Mosh ben Ari, Sarit Hadad, Idan Raichel, and Arik Einstein. (Full credits below) Produced and arranged by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen at the Mushroom recording studio in Ramat Gan, this album has a rich tapestry of sounds, including sax, flute and violin. Influences include Deep Purple Jethro Tull, the Doors, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Queen, Kansas, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Rainbow, ELP, Yes, Kansas, Blood Sweat and Tears, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Meatloaf, Rush, Brian Setzer, Stray Cats, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Mozart, Mussorgsky, and Bach. The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. The track Nomad will be appearing in Prog Rock Magazine's Unsigned Bands competition with voting open to the general public between Sept 23rd and Oct 23rd. FULL CREDITS David Lawrence Kuhn: All music, lyrics, and keyboards Dor Nagar: Lead vocals on all songs Avi Singolda: Guitars on all Songs Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion on all songs Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass on Don't Try to Change Me, Retrobate, and Wandering I; acoustic bass on Nomad, Spiral Down, Looking Glass Love, No More Need. Noam Hartman: Bass on Power, A Distant Well, Looking Glass Love, There will be Time, Jonah, The World is My Dominion; and Shofar (Ram's horn) on Jonah. Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax on Nomad, Power, and There will be Time. Guy Wittenberg: Alto sax A Distant Well, Retrobate, sax solo on Nomad and violin on Nomad. Udi Perlman: Flute on Spiral Down, No More Need, Wandering I Tal Yehoshua Karat: Vocals on There will be Time, Don't Try to Change Me Avi Chen: Additional guitar on There will be Time Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen at the Mushroom Recording Studio in Ramat Gan, Israel. Mastered by Jeff Willens at Zanvil audio. Cyril van der Haegan - Cover art FULL LYRICS BELOW NOMAD Years ago I went away to no man's land in search of shelter. Never had a place to stay, no master plan, I cut the tether. Some say I've gone astray, but that's a scam we pull together. Turn around and choose my way, soon as I can to get unfettered. Moving along, I'll throw out all my keys. Always wrong but it never bothered me. Turning away from your hypocrisy. Exiting from this civilized catastrophe. Leaving everything behind, all the strangers, I don't need fools! Everything that made me blind to all the fakers. I'm not a tool! Ask me and you might just find, I'm no damn taker and I won't be used. Heading for another kind of subtle dangers. I'm not amused. Moving along, I'll throw out all my keys. Always wrong but it never bothered me. Turning away from your hypocrisy. Exiting from this civilized catastrophe. Long gone, moved on, far from here. No clan, no hand, no land revered. The impasse, at long last, disappeared. Released, found peace, and now I'm free. WANDERING I Down the street beyond to find a chance to breathe and clear my mind. Spring fever fills the air; to look around it's perfectly clear. Lying out upon the grass, the first is always better than the last. Back to nature, once returned, twice received the pleasures that I've earned. Discipline is leaving. I've lost my self control. There's a fortune in believing my strength will claim it's hold. Circling bodies stir the tide. In gentle waves, we slowly drift away. Then ashore, as if to dry, we make our way, the pass beneath the shade. The cavern calls us both inside. No finer thing on earth was made. Life begins, eternal ride; enjoy it now before it fades Discipline is leaving. I've lost my self control. There's a fortune in believing my strength will claim it's hold. The fertile field must be restored. Each drop must have it's place. Some things are too good to ignore, and so I warn that this dam must break. Naked moonlight, wandering I - I could not simply set aside all I longed for from my youth finally comes to full fruition. Intuition served me well. For now it is too soon to tell. My head and heart are not my own. I have to say my body has my soul. Discipline is leaving. I've lost my self control. There's a fortune in believing my strength will claim it's hold. The fertile field must be restored. Each drop must have it's place. Some things are too good to ignore and so I warn: that this dam must break! That this dam must break! That this dam must break! SPIRAL DOWN Spiral down the stairs I fell. I struck my head upon the rail. I woke to find that everything had changed. Once I started to perceive, I could not help but to believe that what had taken place had been arranged. Murder lies you still seduce. Hanging thread unbinds the noose. Having known the burden of control, the fall was set to turn her loose: something she could put to use, but I'm moving ever closer to my goal. Chorus I have a will that I'd rather not own; Comes in dreams, but I wish it would go. It cannot be! It's all that I know. Here it comes another one One more time before it's over - No! Raining noon, the waves increase; crashing through the silence breach, carrying her further from the land. I siphoned off and drowned the leech to end the everlasting feast - Went ashore to find her on the sand. Chorus Sky the far and distant blue, I found that I'd returned to you. See now that your hands have come untied. Sun who dared to melt my wings; mother who unleashes spring; reminding me I never really died. Chorus POWER Power is the beating of the heart of a lion, prancing and roaming as the king of the plains. Power is the grizzly defending her young, roaring away, waving arms in the air. Power is the legacy of words as they're left upon me, made to scar or less to heal, they never leave my brain. Power is what lies beyond and fills this world with pale reflections,

Tracks:
1.1 Nomad
1.2 Wandering I
1.3 Spiral Down
1.4 Power
1.5 A Distant Well
1.6 Looking Glass Love (Predatory Games)
1.7 No More Need
1.8 Don't Try to Change Me
1.9 There Will Be Time
1.10 Jonah's Doubt
1.11 Jonah
1.12 The World Is My Dominion
1.13 Retrobate

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