[submission] :: Menez Tan's new music video
– The song is named „Totentanz“ (Dance oft the Death) . It is an old Melody, Menez Tan wrote the Lyrics.
It is a Lovestory and begins when a man is walking in deep winter through snow and wind to his love, who is waiting for him for beeing taken to dance.
But he has a bad message to bring her. He has to go to war. During his journey the death is near.
Both, he and his maid, who is spinning at home while she is waiting for him, are remembering the first time they met.
When he reaches the House of his sweetheart they are happy to see each other but very sad about the message. They are afraid about the death who is waiting beside of his chance .
But they don´t want to give up hope, either he will come home alive or - they promised each other- they will dance together in their next lives.
Warum Menez Tan, warum Vulkan? Ein Vulkan bedeutet rohe, ursprüngliche Energie. Wie ein Vulkan kehrt Musik das Innerste zu äußerst, wie bei einem Vulkan tritt Verborgenes zu Tage, werden Verbindungen zwischen der Unter- und Überwelt hergestellt.
Das Instrumentarium mit Gesang, Drehleier, Flöten und Percussion spiegelt sowohl das Unter- als auch Überirdische wieder: Trommeln und Bordune bringen erdige Noten, Flöten entführen in luftige Gefilde. Dazwischen stehen der Gesang und die Melodie als Bindeglied zwischen den Welten.
Menez Tan (bret.: volcano) play medieval and contemporary folk music from various times and regions in sentimental arrangements with both female and male vocals, thereby turning their inside out - just like a volcano.
Why Menez Tan,why volcano? A volcano means raw, primal energy. Like a volcano, music turns the innermost out, like a volcano it reveals what had been hidden, and connections are established between the underworld and the open air.
The choice of instruments, including vocals, Hurdy Gurdy, whistles and percussion, reflects both the underworld and the air. Drums and drones bring earthy notes, whistles lead to airy regions. Between them, the vocals and melody form a link between the worlds.