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Äs isch äbene Mönsch uf Ärde - Simmelibärg! - und dsVreneli ab em Guggisbärg und Simes Hansjoggeli änet am Bärg - Wo nit cha mit mir si. I ha di doch nie vergässe - Simmelibärg! I ha immer a di dänkt. Dört unge i der Tiefi - Simmelibärg! Dört steit es Mühlirad. Das Mühlirad isch broche.
visiûne 06:32
I dream, awake, I dream, I dream. The lights perish, and they drink from the core that once, once bloomed, now withered, bare embers, lore. Deadly dwells their reign, sealed by scriptures, Disguised perdition; And I… I dream, I see, I dream, I weep, I see, I dream. Deceit unfurls, hands bound in chagrin, all shall decay; And I… In the shadows of their cunning, they’ll fill the cauldron with shame. I dream, awake In her toad, she will carry it and give ground to the graves. I dream, I dream And their illusion will linger for two thousand orbits ’round the sun. And I dream, I dream But far from the herd’s misled pathway, the myrtle’s roots in secrecy will grow. And I dream, I dream, I dream, I dream.
What other than dust are we? Sole motes swirl in line, Captured by the scythe In the aurora of time. While she, with her eternal face, Witnesses the tides Recede and grow For all shall come and go Companion! What life brings your letter today? Fatally bruised in no time Fatally tainted with rot The mirrors draped vainly in veils No more than bare trees are we, Weighed down by fleeting grace «Tand Tand ist das Gebild’ von Menschenhand» Companion! What life brings your letter today? Fatally bruised in no time Fatally tainted with rot The mirrors draped vainly in veils. Remember me.


recorded in late 2022 and early 2023 in Switzerland.

The third release of the Swiss moongazers completes the path followed so far – the debut EP "zessa" (2019) was dedicated to birth, emergence; the first full-length album "CYCLES" (2021) dealt with fertility, becoming and dying; Ombreine focuses on transience, the vanity of being and the destructive power of nature that slumbers within all of us. The discography so far thus reflects the trinity of becoming, being and passing away, which always lies simultaneously in everything. All is flux, nothing stays still.

This aspect is treated especially in "what lies beneath": The heaviness in the face of the only certainty of transformation and death, which we all – especially in modern times, but also since time immemorial –try to suppress with vanity to give our existence a raison d'être, resounds particularly in the song’s final exclamation "remember me", a memento mori.

"visiûne" (vision) thematises the suppressed femininity, which was already an important aspect on the previous release "CYCLES". The song tells of an archaic vision in which the dreamer foresees the change from the former praise to the increasing destruction and suppression of all female-attributed elements.

And finally, wazzara give a new shape to the Swiss folk song „Guggisberglied“ which was first mentioned in 1741 and is well-known for its unique, sad melody. It is originally scored in Bernese German (one of the Swiss German idioms) and offers a beautiful and great power in its dissonance, which in wazzara's version was a strong driving force for the composition and realization. The song tells of a lost, unfulfilled love symbolized by a mill wheel, standing still at the end.


released April 30, 2023

All music and lyrics written by Barbara Brawand except:
Guggisberglied: traditional Swiss folk song, arrangement by Barbara Brawand & George Necola
Pre-production by George Necola

Drum recordings by Serge Spiga at The Clockwork Studios, Grenchen, Switzerland
Post-recording production by Andrei Jumugă and Cristian “Jimmy” Popescu at Consonance Studio, Timişoara, Romania
Mixed by Andy Rosczyk at Goblin Sound Studio, Cologne, Germany
Mastered by Jonas Ekström at Northmastering, Stockholm, Sweden

Special thanks to the noble souls that helped realize Ombreine:
Co-producers: Simon Bacher & Orlando Greco
Production funded by Andres Pfister, Bettina Rust, Christoph Rutschi, Daniel Schlup, Daniel Weiss, Eugen Meier, Jörg Toboll, Mathias Walker, Patrick Helbling, Roger Dürring and 48 more generous backers.

Lyrics: English language advisory by Jaleesa Eves, Bern idiom advisory by Christoph Rutschi

Cover spidernet photograph by Mäsi Stettler
Cover mirror photograph by Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu on unsplash.com
Cover composition by Barbara Brawand
Booklet photographs and layout by Barbara Brawand
Band photograph by Manuel Vargas Lépiz, manvarle.com

wazzara is:
Barbara Brawand: vocals, guitar
George Necola: bass
Mäsi Stettler: guitar
Tom Kuzmic: guitar
Deniz Lebovci: drums

© 2023, wazzara. All rights reserved.


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wazzara Zürich, Switzerland

In a heavy, somber and ethereal manner, wazzara weave elements of doom, post metal and blackgaze into dreamy and atmospheric soundscapes.

wazzara emerged 2015 from a themed solo project of Swiss singer and composer Barbara Brawand and over time evolved to a full band with additional band members George Necola (bass), Mäsi Stettler (guitar), Tom Kuzmic (guitar) and Deniz Lebovci (drums).
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