Come, friend, close your eyes…

Let yourself be transported to an enchanted forest scene, draped in twilight. Moonshine permeates the boughs above, casting your surroundings into undulating shades of bright silver and haunting dark, rippling shadows dance along as the music enfolds you, pulling you into the arms of the waterborn, of wazzara.

Uniting Post-Metal, Shoegaze and Folk, wazzara is the culmination of a themed solo project from the former lead singer of Folk Metal band, Caladmor. Taking inspiration from the natural poetry of water in motion, enrapt listeners have found themselves moved by the otherworldly, ethereal and magical offerings of Swiss-based composer/songwriter Barbara Brawand since 2015.

In 2019, Barbara collaborated with a kindred spirit in the form of Icelandic composer and musician, Árni Bergur Zoëga (Helrunar, Arstidir Lifsins, Carpe Noctem), to give the world wazzara’s first EP. A show quickly followed in early 2020, alongside Grift and Wolcensmen, the first and last to grace the stage before a long and terrible silence descended over the concert industry.

Nevertheless, instead of allowing weeds to choke the banks of creativity, wazzara has continued to wind its course and meets this year’s end having grown even stronger and become a full band:

Barbara Brawand: vocals, guitar, composing
Mäsi Stettler: guitar
George Necola: bass, composing, producing
Julia Kapp: drums

A new album is already underway for release in 2021 and preparations have been made for shows to be played as soon as the stage boards may be trodden again.

words by Jaleesa Eves

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