Sunday, November 27, 2022

254: Catalyst

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 254 features an interview with Jules Kicka of Catalyst.

[cover photo by Mathieu Ferrera]

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The French band Catalyst combine an extremely high level of musicianship with a love for furious speed, resulting in music that's both extreme and extremely technical. Their songs revolve around a character named "The Catalyst", whose story is told across all their releases.

I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Jules Kicka about the narrative that he created for Catalyst, and why their first EP is a blueprint for future albums. We also spoke about how developing the concept went hand in hand with writing their latest album A Different Painting For A New World, and what the conclusion of The Catalyst's story would mean for the band.

My thanks again to Jules for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"To Chaos..."
"The Great Purpose Of The Lords"
taken from the album The Great Purpose Of The Lords

"Worms And Locusts"
"The Catalyst's End"
taken from the album A Different Painting For A New World

Catalyst on Facebook

Catalyst on IG

Catalyst on Bandcamp

Catalyst Official Shop

Catalyst on Big Cartel

A Different Painting For A New World on Non Serviam Records

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