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Sleep Signal Album: Puppenruhe

Posted in Downloads, Music, Poetry, Sleep Signal with tags , , , , , , , on 2015-10-13 by candycactus

Steven Kovar and me (Sleep Signal) just released our first short album to the poetry of a Lithuanian Berlin poet and painter Aldona Gustas (1932).

Album “BACK”

Posted in CandyCactus Music with tags on 2015-09-26 by candycactus

Although into totally different musical endeavours now, I decided to publish my old recordings from 2003-2006. Enjoy

Sleep Signal. Flesh Quivers At My Call

Posted in Music, Sleep Signal with tags , , , , on 2015-02-28 by candycactus

It has been a year that Steven and me play as Sleep Signal . Two concerts, two themes: Sonnenwende and Shipwrecks.

Next concert – March 20th in Berlin, 19:00 Systemfehler, Jessnerstr.41

Here is a recent live session, an impro to Medea’s theme, in which Eos, Steven’s remarkable airdale terrier, is taking an active part in.

invoke my name
pilots steer according to my eyes
builders grow dizzy listening to me
architects leave for the desert
murderers bless me
flesh quivers at my call
the one I love does not listen to me
the one I love does not hear me
the one I love does not answer me

(Robert Desnos)

Music to Indonesian Poetry & Google Translator

Posted in English, Music, Poetry with tags , , , on 2014-02-16 by candycactus

It is quite a piece of art what google translator produces translating Indonesian Poetry. 

Here is a sound to this peculiar poetry: 


Hours street. I do not know what the fate of the future? 

The young men of the elders nimble drive, 


Her dream of independence of the stars 

certainty for keeping my side of this dead area 

I love the people who dare to live 

I love the people interviewed in the night 

Perfumed night dream, forfeit dust 

Hours street. I do not know what the fate of the future!



Here is the original 



Waktu jalan. Aku tidak tahu apa nasib waktu ?

Pemuda-pemuda yang lincah yang tua-tua keras,

bermata tajam

Mimpinya kemerdekaan bintang-bintangnya

kepastian ada di sisiku selama menjaga daerah mati ini

Aku suka pada mereka yang berani hidup

Aku suka pada mereka yang masuk menemu malam

Malam yang berwangi mimpi, terlucut debu

Waktu jalan. Aku tidak tahu apa nasib waktu!


by Puisi Chairil Anwar

New Cactus Song: Medžiu

Posted in CandyCactus Music, Music with tags , on 2013-03-23 by candycactus

Medžiu  (listen clicking on this link)

gal norėtum augt ir tu

gal norėtum būt medžiu

vėjui lizdą ištaisyt

vanago sapnų klausyt

lapai žemėj ir žuvy

debesys žuvies aky

duona pievos akmeny

sniegas krosny ir širdy

pievos pilkos akmenų

aprašytų gludinų

nežinau aš kur einu

ką kuriu ir ką turiu

pasakykit ar jau čia

gal pavirsti man varle

laukti laumžirgio minties

sparno lobio ir praeities

Music for THEATER PIECE that does not EXIST

Posted in CandyCactus Music, Downloads, English, Music, Poetry with tags , on 2013-01-25 by candycactus

Mari constructed an instrument and named it “caixinha”, a small box with guitar strings, played with chop sticks. Recorded this on the river Lapao in Lencois (Bahia, Brazil) with sounds of water and me with Armenian duduk, which is sort of an ancient clarinet, and later added some stuff.

Do you know any theater director who would like to use this music? Maybe the theater piece exists after all?




Is Christmas with Mango still Christmas?

Posted in CandyCactus Music, Downloads, English, Music with tags , , on 2012-12-24 by candycactus

I am not so sure.  Lencois, a town of diamond miners in Chapada Diamantina (Brazil) seems like a hot oven, where you existentially can understand, what it means to be “bahiano”, somebody from Bahia, famous for being less active for the rest of the world (not use the word “lazy”). The world did not finish on 21st of December, but it is definitely finishing. Dry trees. No rain. Tourist coming still in and not noticing the changes, because yes – they were not here before. What am I doing here? Ehmmm. Probably as many other people here looking for peace and quite, away from buzzing buses and robberies and shootings. I will understand later, I think. But now I just know that I miss snow. I terribly miss snow. Here is my song for you and the snow all over the place. This song is called Prieblanda, means dusk. Lyrics by my adored H. Radauskas. Music by me and Jhno. Click and listen. Merry Christmas.


Song for Piano

Posted in CandyCactus Music, Downloads, English, Music with tags , on 2012-08-12 by candycactus

I am staying in a place with a beautiful old Roenisch piano that overwhelmed me with it’s clunkiness that I recorded this:

Song for Piano


Posted in Music, Stories and Tales, Travel diary with tags , , on 2012-01-06 by candycactus

If you enter the metro in Buenos Aires and feel as if entered a divine territory it is because of Leandro 

Monte Makalimba

Posted in CandyCactus Music, Downloads, English, Music, Photo, Poetry, Stories and Tales, Travel diary with tags , , , on 2011-10-30 by candycactus

Noodling around with kalimba, laptop, duduk in the mountains and enjoying it all. Here is another track for GranaDADA album: Monte-makalimba

Download all the album GranaDADA here:

And pictures