Das Fossem

Das Fossem

 São Paulo, São Paulo, BRA
BandRock

Looking into the future but with one foot in the past, the trio has used its Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues, Heavy Metal and Prog many references in their favor.

Biography

São Paulo based power-trio Das Fossem came from the partnership among composer and multi-instrumentalist Leo Loebenberg (vocals, bass and keyboards), guitarist and record producer Mauricio Cajueiro and drummer / percussionist Daniel Gohn.

Daniel Gohn's a bachelor of Music at Unicamp, PhD and Master by ECA / USP, has published the books "Auto-aprendizagem Musical: Alternativas Tecnológicas" ("Musical Self-learning: Technological Alternatives") and "Educação Musical à Distância" ("Distance Music Education"). He has studied with Michael Lauren, Kim Plainfield, Jayme Pladevall, José Eduardo Nazario and Lilian Carmona and attended three years at Drummers Collective school in New York. Has taken part in the production of educational videos by Hudson Music and Warner Bros.. He worked as a percussionist in Sao Paulo musical theater and is a member of the drums quartet Casa de Marimbondo and percussion trio Os Tribores.

Leo Loebenberg began as a keyboard player and singer in the traditional Black Jack, later graduating from the University of São Paulo and specializing in vocal techniques at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. There, he wrote the method of arrangement for the Vocal Institute of Technology. In parallel, he develops his career as a composer with the contemporary French composer Sophie Lacaze. Throughout his career, he has followed renowned artists such as Violeta de Outono and Alejandro Sanz, has attended awards and festivals, and has worked with leading names in the world of classical music, like Nadia Ratsimandresy and OFF (Orchestre de Flûtes Français).

Mauricio Cajueiro studied at the Colorado Music School in Denver, and completed the guitar course at LA Music Academy in Los Angeles. He studied the Recording Engineering course at UCLA. He worked as a guitarist, producer and engineer in the best studios in Los Angeles and with big names in music such as Glenn Hughes, Eddie Kramer, Vicente Barreto, Dori Caimmy, Steve Vai, Airto Moreira, Eric Sardinas and Frank Gambale, among others. Also participated in three works nominated for Grammy Awards.

Lyrics

This Sad Melody

Written By: Leo Loebenberg

HOW MANY TIMES WE WENT TO BED WITHOUT EVEN SAYING GOODNIGHT ?
IN HOW MANY WAYS WE LOOKED OURSELVES
WITH FROZEN, LYING EYES

I’M STARING AT THE DOOR
TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING TO EXPLAIN THE DUSK OF OUR TIMES
BETWEEN THE THINGS THAT I WANT AND THE ONES THAT I NEED TO SEE
WHILE I’M OUTSIDE
I HEAR YOUR TEARS
I FEEL YOUR SILENT CRY
AND THAT’S WHY I'M SINGING THIS SAD MELODY

NOW I’M OUTSIDE TRYING TO DRAW
LITTLE PICTURES AND ANSWERS IN THE SAND
WATCHING THE SAME SUN
THAT ALWAYS RAISED AFTER OUR LOVE
IT SEEMED THAT THIS LOVE COULD LAST FOREVER

I’M JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND YOU
TO FOLLOW YOUR THOUGHTS
SO TELL ME YOUR LIES
TELL ME YOUR TRUTH
SOMETHING YOU LOST
WE’RE FIGHTING FOR LOVE
THIS LOVE THAT WE LOST
CAN’T YOU JUST SEE THE REALITY?
AND THAT’S WHY I’M SINGING THIS SAD MELODY

WE’RE LOST IN PLACE AND TIME
CAN WE SAY GOODBYE?
AFTER ALL THIS TIME
PERFECT STRANGERS IN A DREAM
WE NEED TO GIVE UP
TO MOVE ON WITH OUR LIVES
BECAUSE WE SAW OUR LOVE DIE
CHANGING CHANNELS ON TV

Discography

2010 - (CD/LP/Digital) - Das Fossem/Das Fossem - Stylelab