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Sounds | The Devil's Trade - Clear Like The Wind


Zowel muzikaal als visueel houdt Dávid Makó het op dit nummer sober: akoestische gitaar, stem en wat electronische soundscapes. Meer heeft de man niet nodig om een héél erg pakkend nummer af te leveren.

Een genre erop kleven? De pr-tekst titelt 'Dark Doom Folk' en dat lijkt me goed omschreven.

Ik ben er alvast bij op 30 september in de Cactus Club!


Vidékek vannak idebenn verschijnt op 14 juli 2023 via Season Of Mist.


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zaterdag 30 september 2023, Cactus Club (Brugge, BE)

vrijdag 13 oktober 2023, Soulcrusher festival (Nijmegen, NL) Luister ook naar: Flashing Through the Lack of Light


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Dávid Makó comments on the track:"In the last three years, as most of us can likely relate, I experienced such lows where I found nothing but raw emptiness, the inability to create or to do anything other than just trying to exist. I started working on Clear Like The Wind during one of the short periods when I slowly got a little better and was able to find the need to grab the guitar and see what would happen. These moments were like a reset so it is not a surprise for me that this song reaches way back to the world of my first album "Those Miles We Walked Alone"."


It is of no surprise liminal space is a key element in the next phase of The Devil’s Trade’s fourth album, ’Vidékek vannak idebenn’ (a title that loosely translates to ’There Are Landscapes Within’) as Dávid Makó, the man behind the moniker has indeed arrived to a threshold in his career, where the phase starting with his self-released debut ’Those Miles We Walked Alone’ ended after his latest album ’The Call of the Iron Peak’. The concept of liminal space itself is a not necessarily pleasant state of mind where you left behind your old life, but new doors haven’t exactly opened just yet.


As Makó states ’The process my first three records pieced together ended, that was no path for me to take anymore, but to take a step forward I had to make decisions I wasn’t inspired enough to make.’ – and from this frustrated, sort of paralyzed state of floating, a new incarnation of The Devil’s Trade was born and so was ‘Vidékek vannak idebenn’ along with it.


While still true to his solo artist roots, delivering gut-wrenching melodies of darkness and beauty on his own, Makó needed an expansion to his universe. With the addition of long-time friend and former bandmate Gáspár Binder on drums and a live keyboard player, he finally took the much needed step forward and ‘Vidékek vannak idebenn’ portrays the next sonic phase of The Devil’s Trade.


A soundtrack to the next phase of his life. A soundtrack to souls stuck in liminal space, hungry to adapt to new realities and to grow further, outside the boundaries which so often shackle them.


Recording line-up:

Dávid Makó: vocals, guitars, keyboards, banjo

Gáspár Binder: drums



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