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Dark, jazzy and very much in the same vein as King Crimson, Jethro Tull and Peter Gabriel era Genesis, Tuval Cain takes advantage of a full sonic palate.

Progressive rock has become a rare and strange bird in contemporary music, rarely sighted in a sky overcrowded with common songbirds and corporate pigeons. Sure there’s a healthy population of progressive metal groups, but, with the exception of the occasional Mars Volta, progressive left the rock ‘n’ roll vernacular back in the 70s. So while perhaps derivative, it’s refreshing to see Tuval Cain reviving the golden era of British prog rock on its debut album, Forging the Future.

Dark, jazzy and very much in the same vein as King Crimson, Jethro Tull and Peter Gabriel era Genesis, Tuval Cain takes advantage of a full sonic palate including flute, sax, violin and even a ram’s horn. Forging the Future begins with the sort of noir-esque melodies you might find in a Sam Fuller movie like “The Naked Kiss” or “Pickup on South Street.” The album is front loaded with swaggering tracks like “Nomad” and “Wandering I” that are instantly enticing. The second half of the album, however, strays from screaming yet catchy jazz fusion into the mild banality of smooth jazz, causing the album to sputter out. Luckily, the album manages to right itself with the manic fervor of “Retrobate.”

Keyboardist and general mastermind of the band, David Lawrence Kuhn wrote and arranged all of the music and lyrics. But it’s far from a one-man show. Kuhn surrounds himself with a cadre of talented Israeli musicians. Dor Nagar’s vocals are strong and versatile, alternating between the likes of Greg Lake, Adrian Belew and, surprisingly, Bruce Dickinson. Like a lot of folky prog bands, Tuval Cain does fall victim to contrived and clichéd lyrics like, “On your knees you can’t see the forest for the trees.” It also commits the sin of letting the vocals dominate the track, a crime made worse considering the complex compositions that are lost in the mix.

Missteps aside, Tuval Cain has produced a promising debut and claimed an appealing and fertile namesake for future concept albums. Forging the Future may be imperfect, but definitely warrants prog fans to keep an eye on this band.

Fireworks Magazine (interview)

Tuval Cain interview:

If you like bands such as Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, and Steely Dan, amongst others, then you'll love Tuval Cain who are from Israel. The band have a new CD out called "Forging the Future"and it is brilliant....(For the interview, see the article attached) What is in store for the future and whether we will have one as a group depends very much on Tuval Cain's fans and the receptiveness of radio stations to take a chance on some new high quality music. Check them out at tuvalcain.com. You won't be disappointed.

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Indie Music Digest (Nominated for CD of the Year)

Tuval Cain is a 70s-style neo-classic progressive rock project with a wide range of influences, including Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, The Doors, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Queen, Kansas, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Rainbow, ELP, Yes, Blood Sweat and Tears, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Meatloaf, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Mozart, Mussorgsky, and Bach.

The CD kicks things off with “Nomad” an upbeat intro piece that serves up driving rhythms, up-beat vocal melodies accompanied by inviting R&B guitar licks and impressive keyboard accents. Track 2 “Wandering” shifts gears a bit with its impressive musicianship, against well placed vocal harmonies and a grand slam chorus. Track 3 “Spiral Down” delivers smooth moving ditty with well placed vocal melody, dynamic musical flow and thought provoking lyrical content that flows and ebbs its way through to musical fruition. As the CD slowly unfolds you will notice a lot of musical variety from these guys reminiscent of classic Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Super Tramp, Rare Earth, Santana, Elton John, Lil Feat, Iron Butterfly, pink Floyd and even and Grateful Dead. First the music itself has a lot of vocal originality and possesses a psychedelic 70’s rock persona. The CD offers a rich melodic vocal foundation and lush layers of instrumentation. I would classify this music as classic 70’s Psychedelic Rock, R&B, Soul Rock and even Progressive Rock with a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies and superb musicianship. All in all the CD has some truly impressive moments on it showcasing amazing playing, dynamic arrangements, and wire arrange of instrumentation. Besides the standard 4 piece delivery you will also notice brief splashes of keyboards, violin, saxophone, well placed harmonies, flute, horns, percussive accents and solo guitar layered within the music. As far as vocal abilities from Nagar. I can also hear classic Dr. John, Jimmy Buffet and Randy Newman. Nagar’s vocal abilities work well across the board possessing a vocal swagger reminiscent of classic Dr. John, with just a splash of Joe Cocker. Nagar's his voice fits this style of music perfectly. As for the other vocal contributors they continuously deliver amazing and well placed harmonies that back Nagar up well. Nagar demonstrates a strong and confident vocal ability as he takes many impressive vocal risks along the way. All production aspects check out as the CD has solid low end groove and crystal clear high end clarity. Finally a lot of credit should go out to David Kuhn who is the real mastermind behind this project. Not only did he play Keyboards on all songs he wrote all this music and deserves a lot of credit from bringing this all together. Make no bones about it folks it took a lot of work to out this CD in my hands. From dynamic “Power” to heartfelt “A Distant Well” and Looking Glass Love (Predatory Games), to melodic “No More Need” to grooving “Don’t Try to Change Me” to this CD has something for just about everyone. The CD ends with Track 13 “Retrobate” the perfect faille statement for a CD of this caliber.  

All songs over 4 minutes tend to drag you to the finish line.  This mix though adequate is lacks a modern day marketability, flair and dynamic. I fully realize this is a subjective art form but some of the aforementioned issues do effect the CD’s marketability. Perhaps this CD was released 20 years to late.  

In closing Forging the Future by Tuval Cain is just a blast to listen to and is a strong musical production from start to finish. The music is highly original, extremely melodic with amazing writing and playing from all involved. As the CD progressed I became more and more impressed with it. Because of the influences I would say the flower children out there will love this one. The musicianship is first rate, the songs are quite dynamic and in extend play format many will enjoy. Each song possesses a unique personality, flair, and signature groove. Lastly - the writing and singing abilities of Tuval Cain delivers the goods and more. 

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This is a prog rock album with as many musical twist and turns, as there are dichotomous themes. The subject matter shifts from the micro, through relationship songs, to the macro of biblical themes, with God as the narrator at one point. But before you go running for the hills, Tuval Cain (the brain child of keyboard player and lyricist David Kuhn) surrounds their stories with wide ranging prog rock that takes in Floydian soundcapes, folk rock, blues and hard rock.

David has surrounded himself with top line Israeli rock musicians and the crack production team of Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen, who bring out dynamics of adventurous music grounded in heartfelt lyrics. If there’s a down side, it’s not so much the subject matter as the lyrics themselves, which though dealing with interesting themes, too often obscure great music that we’d like to hear more of.

Tuval Cain’s name apparently comes from the book of Genesis. He was a chemist, the strongest man alive and most significantly a blacksmith. As such he got blamed for making arms, rather than being appreciated for his more humanitarian role as an agrarian catalyst. His brother Yuval was a musician who invented the harp & flute. And it is this kind of duality that strikes a significant theme throughout an album that is rooted in ‘70’s Brit prog rock with significant Tull, Crimson and Floyd influences. And while Kuhn might struggle with his meter and lyrical lucidity, vocalist Dor Nagar is immense over 13 tracks that like all good concept albums can be thematically subdivided.

The album opens promisingly with swirling synths and the gentle groove of ‘Nomad’ – a tale of alienation – while the narrator on ‘Wandering I’ battles with his demons over a flute led bluesy figure with a nice layered vocal on the chorus.

‘Spiral Down’ has arguably the best vocal on the album.  Dor sounds a bit like Dead Can Dance vocalist Brendan Perry on a spacey Traffic style piece, which is predicated on a gently voiced bass. It’s an atmospheric piece with a drifting piano, flute and some ironic humour: ‘I have a will that I’d rather not own, Comes in dreams, but I wish it would go’.

Up to this point the music has done enough to retain our interest and the band rocks out on the self affirmatory ‘Power’, which lyrically represents one step forward and two steps back in terms of the songs eclectic meaning: ‘Power is what lies beyond and fills this world with pale reflections, the sun that glimmers in a glowing stream’.’

The intro to ‘A Distant Well’ musically references Tull, before a mid-section jazz- rock break and some lyrics that counter balance optimism with dashed ideals over a melodic arrangement. ‘Looking Glass Love (Predatory Games)’ opens with the line:‘Out of the Darkness, into the light’ , and is an apparent celebration of freedom, the downside of which is that; ‘after the clouds roll and cover the hills, no one can see me so I do what I will’. A tempo change in the song triggers a climactic finish from Dor Nagar as part of a big rock finale.

‘No More Need’ is the musical highlight of the album. The harpsichord intro and acoustic guitar gives the love song a folky feel, with added flute parts over a waltz- time, organ led instrumental break. The band add a funky reggae lilt to ‘Don’t Try To Change Me’,which features another a good vocal on a Floydian style outing on a song about a long term relationship.

The conflicting elements of the album are best summarized by ‘There Will Be Time’ which after a sluggish start initially fails to spark. It eventually resolves itself as dreamy proggy piece which surprisingly leads to one the best moments on the album and finishes all too soon

And so to the final biblical quartet, as songwriter David Kuhn adds a spoken word part to the filmic intro of ‘Jonah’, with some interwoven keyboard and guitar parts. If you have given up on the lyrics at this point you can simply groove along with the spacey music, all drifting piano and crisp percussion. There’s even a slow building duet on ‘The World Is My Dominion’, as God reflects on his creation, and the band heads for a startling gospel finish. They conclude with the manic jazzy roller coaster and bluesy figure of ‘Reprobate’ on which sax player Guy Wittenberg adds jazzy touches and Dor extends his range one last time.

In the end it all just about comes together. ‘Forging the Future’ is a bit of a sprawl, but the best musical moments are excellent and suggests there is much more to come, while the clumsy lyrics may just be down to a linguistic problems as David Kuhn clearly relishes tackling the big questions. In the end he doesn’t always come up with the answers, but there’s no denying it’s an interesting musical journey.

Scope Magazine

This latest release by Israeli based project Tuval Cain is one artists that cannot and should not be underscored of conveniently pigeonholed. Tuval Cain, led by musical mastermind (David Lawrence Kuhn) All music, lyrics, and keyboards invites the listener to sift through a multitude of progressive rock sounds, all of which congeal in a tangible yet gorgeous selection of songs – 13 of them in fact. It’s all kicked off by the tasty “Nomad” which if you think about it is the perfect intro piece to start a musical journey from. There’s somewhat of an upbeat, hopeful tone and mood here when one is introduced to this amazing band and Dor Nager’s voice for the first time via this track. Speaking of which contributors include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All music, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute. CD was produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Nager’s voice is well suited for this psychedelic, neo-progressive rock catalogue and I have to admit when I saw the pictures of these guys and after listening to this first song – this band was everything I imagined them to be. On “Forging the Future” we hear a bone crushing Progressive Rock anthem reflecting the many tongue and cheek offerings provided by past bands like The Who, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant and ELP. This proves to be a very well grounded environment for this collection of these songs like “Spiral Down”, No More Need”, “Power” and Jona’s Doubt.” Despite this Tuval Cain branches off with other tracks like “Wandering I” and my personal favorite “Looking Glass Love” While the UK scene is home to some of the best in Progressive Rock of our time it doesn’t mean bands like Tuval Cain from Israel can’t contribute equally. Granted there’s no rule out there that says a band from this region can’t possess elements of both  English Rock – because Tucal Cain most certainly does. My point is along with artists like the ones mentioned above Tuval Cain sound like they are from the UK. Artistic expression should never be held to a strict guideline of musical fundamentalism. I hate to use that word “fundamentalism” here but that’s the way it feels sometime when we try to pigeonhole artists. Also bands like Tuval Cain are sad to say a dying breed as most good bands have been replaced by sonic garbage. I also don’t think “musical fundamentalism” is what Rock n’ Roll is about. Having said this “Forging the Future” is in a league of its own combining the best “UK” old school rock sound I’ve heard in years. Though these guys are Israeli based they sounds like they are all to familiar with the classic UK rock format. The musicianship is off the charts, the songs are amazing and the catalogue is fully loaded. “Forging the Future” is a strong and epic album. It also refuses to fall into the trap of becoming fundamentally pigeonholed or even a slightly duress-ridden repetitive rock album. The musical arrangements really differ from song to song and the vocals and emotional latitude tend to remain compatible with that versatility of the artist. All a constant level throughout. Its music that you could use to watch the clouds go by to – but also music that makes you want to jump up, grab your guitar and form a band of your own. To inspire fans to shut off their minds and dance all night long. Isn’t that what’s Rock n Roll is all about?
Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Tuval Cain is an Israeli musical project who just released her latest CD entitled "Forging the Future" (2013). Their sound is a hybrid of contemporary classic rock with todays progressive rock and even Jazz fusion-esque instrumentation. First a bit about Tuval Cain: Citing from their bio: Israel's own Tuval Cain is a 70s-style neo-classic progressive rock project with a wide range of influences, including Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, The Doors, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Queen, Kansas, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Rainbow, ELP, Yes, Blood Sweat and Tears, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Meatloaf, Andrew Lloyd Weber, The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. The first 5 track burst this album to life with well-appointed movements, progressive rock vibe and strong vocals. Also present are tight harmonies and consistent groove-ridden rhythm section. In my opinion this project features 3 main players. David Lawrence Kuhn: primary composer, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals and Udi Perlman: Flute. To me these 3 personify the core Tuval Cain sound. The primaries here are Vocals, Guitar and Flute. All 3 are finely balanced within the mix. Other notable contributors include: Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. The vocal range of Nagar, especially appealing higher register, is artfully defined while still layered quite nicely within the pocket. He has much to offer insofar as passion, grit and power without falling into the vocalist-with-supporting-arrangement trap. With marquee tracks like A Distant Well, Jonah's Doubt and Power stimulate the senses one cant help but admire how all instruments are distributed masterfully within this 13 track CD. This is a true to form old school progressive rock that successfully captures the vintage songwriting virtuoso of Kuhn. Throughout all piece one will notice a tragic-sweetness and blooming hooks all the while maintaining an intimate "super sonic" feel. "Forging the Future" is undeniably progressive based with an almost Biblical feel to it courtesy of this band and its demographic. Also present are exotic beat and percussion, infectious vocal feel, and honey coated flute flavoring. Many songs on this album are more than ripe for all the old school rockers out there. In "Forging the Future" there is no overdubbing or disappointingly amateurish mixing with a disingenuous attempt in making a hit record. These are high-quality, clean recordings that balances out both natural and midi sounds flawlessly. The music though effective is not up to the level of some of the more hookier styles of music out there. Tuval Cain has a great deal of potential for widespread appeal, as this band picks up steam this year. As a whole, it's an impressive CD. This CD may not be for the younger in crowd but regardless of any of that "Forging the Future" proves that with continued dedication via a powerful slew of songs a dream can be fully realized regardless of how modern it does not sounds.

All Whats Rock

So who is Tuval Cain anyway? In their own words: Israel’s own Tuval Cain is a 70s-style neo-classic progressive rock project with a wide range of influences, including Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, The Doors, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Queen, Kansas, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Rainbow, ELP, Yes, Blood Sweat and Tears, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Meatloaf, Andrew Lloyd Weber, The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. In my won words Tuval Cain composes richly-layered tunes about life, heartbreak, love, sacrifice, memories, joy, triumph, toil and other realities of humankind. Their lyrics and sensational performances reveal life’s extraordinary moments and via David Kuhn’s own vivid, personal adventures. Imagine Yes and Jethro Tull starting a band Wishbone Ash or Uriah Heep. Now you have a clear picture. Their latest album “Forging he Future” was released in 2013 and without question delivers a strong and diverse collection of music that really showcases all the powerful elements of classic rock and jam band with a British musical personality. Did I mention these guys fail from Israel? For guys like me, the more old school listener, “Forging the Future” will no doubt make a splash and prove to be very enjoyable. For the more mainstream crowd it will sound like it belongs in your uncles record collection. The song structures are well developed and pretty complex all around – straight ahead 4 piece delivery. The band members include; David Lawrence Kuhn: All music, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. I did not fail to notice some superb playing and flamboyant flute solos along the way. Vocals from Dor Nagar are stellar. I might add some of the greatest songs of all time will tug at your heart and mind. This whole album starts in grand fashion with “Nomad” and “Wandering” 2 gripping pieces. “Spiral Down” and “Power” sealed the deal for me and had me convinced what I was holding something extraordinary in my hands. Some ofther notable pieces are “No More Need”, A DIstant Well” Looking Glass Love” and “Jonah.” Nagar delivers raw melodic vocal emotions. The music shows this is a band of substance and character. Lush musical textures open up many songs flawlessly providing well placed guitar, electronic keys, flute, keyboards, drums/beats, sporadic background vocals and layered percussive elements. It’s true much of “Forging the Future” gives way to a more stripped back roots of classic Rock n’ Roll of the Sixties and 70’s. I look at Tuval Cain and I see a modern day version of Jethro Tull and King Crimson or Emerson Lake and Palmer. The passionate baritone from Nagar meshed with the top flight musicianship from all involved, and an impressive writing style from Kun make an impact. All of the aforementioned culminate into a great album that has it’s share of magical moments but it’s mostly a good classic prog rock package worthy of your time. It might actually be the start of something special for Tuval Cain in 2013 – as they are Forging the Future.

Rating – 8.5/10 Stars

Indie Artists Alliance

9/10 Stars

The Review The Israeli rock band Tuval Cain just released their latest effort entitled ”Forging the Future” in 2013. Israel’s own Tuval Cain is a 70s-style neo-classic progressive rock project with a wide range of influences, including Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, The Doors, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Queen, Kansas, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Rainbow, ELP, Yes, Blood Sweat and Tears, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Meatloaf, Andrew Lloyd Weber. I concur with all of the above influences. The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. Within these deep lyrics from Kuhn that reach out to multitudes with great meaning. The lyrics and music touched me and were written for that listener that may be going through a sort of soul’s journey. To the right and left of him evil – yet ho forges his path through the darkness. This is how I visualized the album. Every song also has a different dynamic, which helps it all from sounding repetitive. It’s also filled with powerful synergy and topics that are relatable. Track 1 Nomad” is a real attention grabber. Nagar is a rock solid vocalist. While being emotional, Nagar pulls out all the stops backed up with the rock solid musicianship, impressive writing skills from Kuhn. Above all you can hear the strong emotion vocal front from as he takes on these powerful messages head on. My top 3 tracks are “Power”, “A Distant Well” and Don’t Try to ChangeMe.”  

Criticism: Cover art looks is a bit awkward and amateurish to me. I don’t know how well the US will like this release as it sounds really old. Perhaps Tuval Cain needs to modernize their sound a bit next CD. Case in point this CD would have been hunge in 1970.

I could be wrong but “Forging the Future” is testament to character, string will power, strength, courage and having a strong resolve. Indeed many of these traits are possessed by many Israeli’s, and many of these traits are needed by many people around the world. Some listeners want to experience music that is quirky, angry, eccentric, thoughtful boastful, loud, reckless, destructive, shallow, indulgent whatever. To me this reflects the culture. The music of Tuval Cain takes music a step further. It’s obvious Kuhn knows a lot about life. He no doubt has many life experiences good and bad to bring to the table as a songwriter, producer. This greatly enhances the depth of listening experience for me. It’s a real breath of fresh air to hear messages that have more substance than what is presently on my radio.

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Rock N' Roll View

The Review: So as luck would have it I stumble across the latest CD by Israeli rockers Tuval Cain entitled “Forging the Future” released in 2013. I really love Classic retro Rock in general. Looking back at the last 20-30 years there have been some truly amazing bands that gave us the gift of music for the ages. What bands am I referring to: Yes, King Crimson, Van der Graff Generator, Camel and Genesis. These bands were the Progressive Rock Pioneers that changed the course of Rock n Roll history forever. From the above masters to more recent bands like Muse, Tool and even Dave Matthews Band no one can deny the impact such diverse music has had upon musical culture, but it’s not for everyone. I say this because with all due respects listening to some of the music can be like reading Moby Dick, rather than a simple shot story. Some of extend play formats are good, some not so good. Listen to “Tales from Topographic Oceans” by Yes and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Getting back to Tuval Cain this mammoth musical project consists of David Lawrence Kuhn: All music, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Musical comparables for me include Jethro Tull, Yes, King Crimson, Van der Graff Generator, Camel and legendary Genesis. When you hit play and listen to the first few tracks: “Nomad”, “Wandering” and Spiral Down” you will quickly be blessed and enlightened by the musical presence of this band. True, Tuval Cain apathetically falls in this “Moby Dick category but its good news. “Forging the Future” is an monumental concept album or a mans journey if you will with so many musical and spiritual layers it should be heralded as legendary in its status. The title of the album is no doubt a mission statement as it is a great title for this CD. The amazing combination of guitar, rhythms, flute, percussion, vocals, organs, are to the highest level of musicianship. The melodies and lyrics are brilliant, and the vocal harmonies provide the perfect reinforcements just where they need to be. My favorite tracks are “Spiral Down”, “A Distant Well”, “There will be Time” and Power” “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is an amazing 58 minute journey through the brilliant mindset and musical psyche of David Kuhn, Kuhn deserves a lot of credit for all this no doubt. He wrote all the music and played Keyboards on the CD as well. What else can I say Tuval Cain literally blew me away, actually it greatly exceeded all my expectation. In the end “Forging the Future” is a celebratory, glory full return of Classic Progressive Rock at its best. Its strong suit is the amazing arsenal of players and performers Kuhn brings to the table via his intellectually stimulating vision and songwriting. Forging the Future by Tuval Cain is not just one of the best CD’s I’ve heard this year – it’s a gift to the world.

Indie Shark

Israeli band Tuval Cain just released their latest album entitled "Forging the Future" in 2013. This band is led by musical visionary David Kuhn who wrote the entire score and also played keyboards on the project. Lead singer Dor Nagar has one of those voices that’s familiar but yet you can’t quite put your finger on him. The closest I could place it would a cross between Ian Anderson(Jethro Tull) and David Cloverdale (Whitesnake) save the rock n’ roll hair band bombast. Indeed Tuval Cain are a surging band within Israel for a reason. They have received a number of favorable reviews, awards and nominations. The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. Their latest CD  Forging the Future" starts off with powerful "Nomad" a rocking prelude with colorful vocal harmonies, percussion, and fusionist musical approach. Right away you are introduced to the inviting baritone of vocalist Dor Nagar. This is the perfect setting for a hungry and disgruntled Alternative Rock audience. It's obvious this music has progressive roots and will remind you of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and  of course Jethro Tull. The names are even similar so I suspect Jethro Tull is primary influence. As the album slowly unfolds you will notice a strong progressive rock foundation, painted against a melodic  backdrop of sound and and touches of  guitar, flute, keyboards and some entertaining solos. All of this layered instrumentation really hist home. The well placed background vocals against the full compliment of percussion both compliment each other well. It’s a very powerful sounding CD. On tracks like “Spiral Down" and “A Distant Well" you will hear flawless musical transitions and impressive choral finales that will bring you back to the all to familiar classic rock  territory of the 1970's. Nagar fits this style of music perfectly as he demonstrates remarkable power and vocal control. Kuhn shows great depth as a writer. As I listened to these songs over and over again, I noticed how fluid all the arrangements were. The whole CD flows so nicely from one moment to the next. Kudos to the amazing flute solos and accents by Udi Perlman. The vocals, guitar, flute and rhythmic touches really mesh well together. In Essence this is the Tuval cain Signature sound. Some tracks give hint to an almost Jazzy-Folk territory as I noticed one of their influences were Steely Dan

Credits: David Lawrence Kuhn: musical score, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax,Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen
 
The Bottom Line: “Forging he Future' by Tuval Cain will work best when you want a hard rocking orchestral rock catalogue to steep into your soul. All songs could easily be converted into a Middle Eastern unplugged type setting. “Forging the Future" rounds out an exceptional 13 Track CD and is delivered to us by a driven and talented writer (David Kuhn) who definitely has honed his craft over the years.

Genre: Progressive Rock, Classic Rock

Sounds Like: Jethro Tull, Whitesnake, Deep Purle

The Good Amazing Production Effort, Amazing playing, Production and Writing Touches, Vocal Front

The Bad: Nothing to report

The Ugly: Nothing to report

The Band: 4 out of 5

The Music: 4 out of 5

The Songs: 4 out of 5

The Vibe: 4 out of 5

The Production: 5 out of 5

The Verdict: 4 out of 5

Vents Magazine

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. It’s also the name of a red hot Israeli rock band who just released their latest musical offering entitled “Forging the Future.” Starting things off straight away with Track 1 “Nomad” it’s an absolute treat with methodical movement, progressive Jazzed out Rock ambience, smooth melodic bass lines, and inviting guitar melody that really sets the initial mood. All songs have a limitless feel that makes the world seem right but there is an invigorating sense of hope that your future looks brighter than your past – hence the title of the CD reflects this. This leads us right into one of my favorite tracks “Wandering” It’s got more of a direct and a harder approach, still with style and grace, as the tantalizing Piano and Flute tandem. As the piece moves forward the guitar progression and rhythm section becomes louder. The song is a true Classic Rock staple. What I like about this CD is the first 3 tracks are very melodic and passive, whereas the rest of the CD shifts gears a bit with more Jazz Standard artisanship in my opinion. Band members include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All songwriting, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Indeed there are no limitations when it comes to this amazing CD, and lead songwriter Kuhn simply represents that vividly. Musical comparables to me include: Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Gryphon, Caravan, Focus and Eloy. Vocals from Nagar fit this band like a hand in glove. The rest of the players and subsequent performances are masterful proving that rock music of this caliber should never be underestimated. Indeed Kuhn and company will please a wide variety of folks via this collection of 13 mega-blockbusters. Notable standout to me are amazing “Power’ and the “The World is my Dominion” and “Jonah”. The whole musical experience provides wonderful progressive energy and infectious ambience. All songs provide much in the way of musical latitude and psychedelic nuances. Brave to Kuhn’s overall not only as a composer mind you but as a musician as well. Another hit for me is “Spiral Down” which truly showcases the flow and ebb playing style of this mind blowing band. Overall, “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is a solid release that upholds the Classic Rock standard set by the English Rock Gods back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I can honestly say it entertained me from start to finish armed with nothing more than an open mind and 60 minutes of time. The music has no limitations and is comparable to a musical journey and should be enjoyed that capacity to the maximum. In this aspect and setting it transcends space and time. What else can I say – you have to check out the music of Tuval Cain. You can but “Forging the Future” via the below link. Take it from me you’ll be glad you did and it’s worth every penny! - See more at:

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known - See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf
Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known - See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. It’s also the name of a red hot Israeli rock band who just released their latest musical offering entitled “Forging the Future.” Starting things off straight away with Track 1 “Nomad” it’s an absolute treat with methodical movement, progressive Jazzed out Rock ambience, smooth melodic bass lines, and inviting guitar melody that really sets the initial mood. All songs have a limitless feel that makes the world seem right but there is an invigorating sense of hope that your future looks brighter than your past – hence the title of the CD reflects this. This leads us right into one of my favorite tracks “Wandering” It’s got more of a direct and a harder approach, still with style and grace, as the tantalizing Piano and Flute tandem. As the piece moves forward the guitar progression and rhythm section becomes louder. The song is a true Classic Rock staple. What I like about this CD is the first 3 tracks are very melodic and passive, whereas the rest of the CD shifts gears a bit with more Jazz Standard artisanship in my opinion. Band members include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All songwriting, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Indeed there are no limitations when it comes to this amazing CD, and lead songwriter Kuhn simply represents that vividly. Musical comparables to me include: Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Gryphon, Caravan, Focus and Eloy. Vocals from Nagar fit this band like a hand in glove. The rest of the players and subsequent performances are masterful proving that rock music of this caliber should never be underestimated. Indeed Kuhn and company will please a wide variety of folks via this collection of 13 mega-blockbusters. Notable standout to me are amazing “Power’ and the “The World is my Dominion” and “Jonah”. The whole musical experience provides wonderful progressive energy and infectious ambience. All songs provide much in the way of musical latitude and psychedelic nuances. Brave to Kuhn’s overall not only as a composer mind you but as a musician as well. Another hit for me is “Spiral Down” which truly showcases the flow and ebb playing style of this mind blowing band. Overall, “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is a solid release that upholds the Classic Rock standard set by the English Rock Gods back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I can honestly say it entertained me from start to finish armed with nothing more than an open mind and 60 minutes of time. The music has no limitations and is comparable to a musical journey and should be enjoyed that capacity to the maximum. In this aspect and setting it transcends space and time. What else can I say – you have to check out the music of Tuval Cain. You can but “Forging the Future” via the below link. Take it from me you’ll be glad you did and it’s worth every penny!

Score: 9/10 Stars

- See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. It’s also the name of a red hot Israeli rock band who just released their latest musical offering entitled “Forging the Future.” Starting things off straight away with Track 1 “Nomad” it’s an absolute treat with methodical movement, progressive Jazzed out Rock ambience, smooth melodic bass lines, and inviting guitar melody that really sets the initial mood. All songs have a limitless feel that makes the world seem right but there is an invigorating sense of hope that your future looks brighter than your past – hence the title of the CD reflects this. This leads us right into one of my favorite tracks “Wandering” It’s got more of a direct and a harder approach, still with style and grace, as the tantalizing Piano and Flute tandem. As the piece moves forward the guitar progression and rhythm section becomes louder. The song is a true Classic Rock staple. What I like about this CD is the first 3 tracks are very melodic and passive, whereas the rest of the CD shifts gears a bit with more Jazz Standard artisanship in my opinion. Band members include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All songwriting, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Indeed there are no limitations when it comes to this amazing CD, and lead songwriter Kuhn simply represents that vividly. Musical comparables to me include: Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Gryphon, Caravan, Focus and Eloy. Vocals from Nagar fit this band like a hand in glove. The rest of the players and subsequent performances are masterful proving that rock music of this caliber should never be underestimated. Indeed Kuhn and company will please a wide variety of folks via this collection of 13 mega-blockbusters. Notable standout to me are amazing “Power’ and the “The World is my Dominion” and “Jonah”. The whole musical experience provides wonderful progressive energy and infectious ambience. All songs provide much in the way of musical latitude and psychedelic nuances. Brave to Kuhn’s overall not only as a composer mind you but as a musician as well. Another hit for me is “Spiral Down” which truly showcases the flow and ebb playing style of this mind blowing band. Overall, “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is a solid release that upholds the Classic Rock standard set by the English Rock Gods back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I can honestly say it entertained me from start to finish armed with nothing more than an open mind and 60 minutes of time. The music has no limitations and is comparable to a musical journey and should be enjoyed that capacity to the maximum. In this aspect and setting it transcends space and time. What else can I say – you have to check out the music of Tuval Cain. You can but “Forging the Future” via the below link. Take it from me you’ll be glad you did and it’s worth every penny!

Score: 9/10 Stars

- See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. It’s also the name of a red hot Israeli rock band who just released their latest musical offering entitled “Forging the Future.” Starting things off straight away with Track 1 “Nomad” it’s an absolute treat with methodical movement, progressive Jazzed out Rock ambience, smooth melodic bass lines, and inviting guitar melody that really sets the initial mood. All songs have a limitless feel that makes the world seem right but there is an invigorating sense of hope that your future looks brighter than your past – hence the title of the CD reflects this. This leads us right into one of my favorite tracks “Wandering” It’s got more of a direct and a harder approach, still with style and grace, as the tantalizing Piano and Flute tandem. As the piece moves forward the guitar progression and rhythm section becomes louder. The song is a true Classic Rock staple. What I like about this CD is the first 3 tracks are very melodic and passive, whereas the rest of the CD shifts gears a bit with more Jazz Standard artisanship in my opinion. Band members include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All songwriting, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Indeed there are no limitations when it comes to this amazing CD, and lead songwriter Kuhn simply represents that vividly. Musical comparables to me include: Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Gryphon, Caravan, Focus and Eloy. Vocals from Nagar fit this band like a hand in glove. The rest of the players and subsequent performances are masterful proving that rock music of this caliber should never be underestimated. Indeed Kuhn and company will please a wide variety of folks via this collection of 13 mega-blockbusters. Notable standout to me are amazing “Power’ and the “The World is my Dominion” and “Jonah”. The whole musical experience provides wonderful progressive energy and infectious ambience. All songs provide much in the way of musical latitude and psychedelic nuances. Brave to Kuhn’s overall not only as a composer mind you but as a musician as well. Another hit for me is “Spiral Down” which truly showcases the flow and ebb playing style of this mind blowing band. Overall, “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is a solid release that upholds the Classic Rock standard set by the English Rock Gods back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I can honestly say it entertained me from start to finish armed with nothing more than an open mind and 60 minutes of time. The music has no limitations and is comparable to a musical journey and should be enjoyed that capacity to the maximum. In this aspect and setting it transcends space and time. What else can I say – you have to check out the music of Tuval Cain. You can but “Forging the Future” via the below link. Take it from me you’ll be glad you did and it’s worth every penny!

Score: 9/10 Stars

- See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. It’s also the name of a red hot Israeli rock band who just released their latest musical offering entitled “Forging the Future.” Starting things off straight away with Track 1 “Nomad” it’s an absolute treat with methodical movement, progressive Jazzed out Rock ambience, smooth melodic bass lines, and inviting guitar melody that really sets the initial mood. All songs have a limitless feel that makes the world seem right but there is an invigorating sense of hope that your future looks brighter than your past – hence the title of the CD reflects this. This leads us right into one of my favorite tracks “Wandering” It’s got more of a direct and a harder approach, still with style and grace, as the tantalizing Piano and Flute tandem. As the piece moves forward the guitar progression and rhythm section becomes louder. The song is a true Classic Rock staple. What I like about this CD is the first 3 tracks are very melodic and passive, whereas the rest of the CD shifts gears a bit with more Jazz Standard artisanship in my opinion. Band members include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All songwriting, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Indeed there are no limitations when it comes to this amazing CD, and lead songwriter Kuhn simply represents that vividly. Musical comparables to me include: Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Gryphon, Caravan, Focus and Eloy. Vocals from Nagar fit this band like a hand in glove. The rest of the players and subsequent performances are masterful proving that rock music of this caliber should never be underestimated. Indeed Kuhn and company will please a wide variety of folks via this collection of 13 mega-blockbusters. Notable standout to me are amazing “Power’ and the “The World is my Dominion” and “Jonah”. The whole musical experience provides wonderful progressive energy and infectious ambience. All songs provide much in the way of musical latitude and psychedelic nuances. Brave to Kuhn’s overall not only as a composer mind you but as a musician as well. Another hit for me is “Spiral Down” which truly showcases the flow and ebb playing style of this mind blowing band. Overall, “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is a solid release that upholds the Classic Rock standard set by the English Rock Gods back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I can honestly say it entertained me from start to finish armed with nothing more than an open mind and 60 minutes of time. The music has no limitations and is comparable to a musical journey and should be enjoyed that capacity to the maximum. In this aspect and setting it transcends space and time. What else can I say – you have to check out the music of Tuval Cain. You can but “Forging the Future” via the below link. Take it from me you’ll be glad you did and it’s worth every penny!

Score: 9/10 Stars

- See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. It’s also the name of a red hot Israeli rock band who just released their latest musical offering entitled “Forging the Future.” Starting things off straight away with Track 1 “Nomad” it’s an absolute treat with methodical movement, progressive Jazzed out Rock ambience, smooth melodic bass lines, and inviting guitar melody that really sets the initial mood. All songs have a limitless feel that makes the world seem right but there is an invigorating sense of hope that your future looks brighter than your past – hence the title of the CD reflects this. This leads us right into one of my favorite tracks “Wandering” It’s got more of a direct and a harder approach, still with style and grace, as the tantalizing Piano and Flute tandem. As the piece moves forward the guitar progression and rhythm section becomes louder. The song is a true Classic Rock staple. What I like about this CD is the first 3 tracks are very melodic and passive, whereas the rest of the CD shifts gears a bit with more Jazz Standard artisanship in my opinion. Band members include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All songwriting, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Indeed there are no limitations when it comes to this amazing CD, and lead songwriter Kuhn simply represents that vividly. Musical comparables to me include: Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Gryphon, Caravan, Focus and Eloy. Vocals from Nagar fit this band like a hand in glove. The rest of the players and subsequent performances are masterful proving that rock music of this caliber should never be underestimated. Indeed Kuhn and company will please a wide variety of folks via this collection of 13 mega-blockbusters. Notable standout to me are amazing “Power’ and the “The World is my Dominion” and “Jonah”. The whole musical experience provides wonderful progressive energy and infectious ambience. All songs provide much in the way of musical latitude and psychedelic nuances. Brave to Kuhn’s overall not only as a composer mind you but as a musician as well. Another hit for me is “Spiral Down” which truly showcases the flow and ebb playing style of this mind blowing band. Overall, “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is a solid release that upholds the Classic Rock standard set by the English Rock Gods back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I can honestly say it entertained me from start to finish armed with nothing more than an open mind and 60 minutes of time. The music has no limitations and is comparable to a musical journey and should be enjoyed that capacity to the maximum. In this aspect and setting it transcends space and time. What else can I say – you have to check out the music of Tuval Cain. You can but “Forging the Future” via the below link. Take it from me you’ll be glad you did and it’s worth every penny!

Score: 9/10 Stars

- See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. It’s also the name of a red hot Israeli rock band who just released their latest musical offering entitled “Forging the Future.” Starting things off straight away with Track 1 “Nomad” it’s an absolute treat with methodical movement, progressive Jazzed out Rock ambience, smooth melodic bass lines, and inviting guitar melody that really sets the initial mood. All songs have a limitless feel that makes the world seem right but there is an invigorating sense of hope that your future looks brighter than your past – hence the title of the CD reflects this. This leads us right into one of my favorite tracks “Wandering” It’s got more of a direct and a harder approach, still with style and grace, as the tantalizing Piano and Flute tandem. As the piece moves forward the guitar progression and rhythm section becomes louder. The song is a true Classic Rock staple. What I like about this CD is the first 3 tracks are very melodic and passive, whereas the rest of the CD shifts gears a bit with more Jazz Standard artisanship in my opinion. Band members include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All songwriting, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Indeed there are no limitations when it comes to this amazing CD, and lead songwriter Kuhn simply represents that vividly. Musical comparables to me include: Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Gryphon, Caravan, Focus and Eloy. Vocals from Nagar fit this band like a hand in glove. The rest of the players and subsequent performances are masterful proving that rock music of this caliber should never be underestimated. Indeed Kuhn and company will please a wide variety of folks via this collection of 13 mega-blockbusters. Notable standout to me are amazing “Power’ and the “The World is my Dominion” and “Jonah”. The whole musical experience provides wonderful progressive energy and infectious ambience. All songs provide much in the way of musical latitude and psychedelic nuances. Brave to Kuhn’s overall not only as a composer mind you but as a musician as well. Another hit for me is “Spiral Down” which truly showcases the flow and ebb playing style of this mind blowing band. Overall, “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is a solid release that upholds the Classic Rock standard set by the English Rock Gods back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I can honestly say it entertained me from start to finish armed with nothing more than an open mind and 60 minutes of time. The music has no limitations and is comparable to a musical journey and should be enjoyed that capacity to the maximum. In this aspect and setting it transcends space and time. What else can I say – you have to check out the music of Tuval Cain. You can but “Forging the Future” via the below link. Take it from me you’ll be glad you did and it’s worth every penny!

Score: 9/10 Stars

- See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf

Who is Tuval Cain? The name Tuval Cain comes from the book of Genesis. He is a direct descendant of Cain, and was the originator of working with iron, bronze, and brass. As such, he is blamed by some for creating weapons for mass murderers, but he must also be credited with making tools for working the land. He was the first chemist, a master of martial arts, and known as the strongest man alive. His brother, Yuval, invented the harp and flute. Tuval Cain was tragically killed by his own father. The songwriter aims to promote more positive messages than is common in rock these days while not holding back at all from rocking out, or reducing the songs to a sanitized version. It’s also the name of a red hot Israeli rock band who just released their latest musical offering entitled “Forging the Future.” Starting things off straight away with Track 1 “Nomad” it’s an absolute treat with methodical movement, progressive Jazzed out Rock ambience, smooth melodic bass lines, and inviting guitar melody that really sets the initial mood. All songs have a limitless feel that makes the world seem right but there is an invigorating sense of hope that your future looks brighter than your past – hence the title of the CD reflects this. This leads us right into one of my favorite tracks “Wandering” It’s got more of a direct and a harder approach, still with style and grace, as the tantalizing Piano and Flute tandem. As the piece moves forward the guitar progression and rhythm section becomes louder. The song is a true Classic Rock staple. What I like about this CD is the first 3 tracks are very melodic and passive, whereas the rest of the CD shifts gears a bit with more Jazz Standard artisanship in my opinion. Band members include: David Lawrence Kuhn: All songwriting, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Indeed there are no limitations when it comes to this amazing CD, and lead songwriter Kuhn simply represents that vividly. Musical comparables to me include: Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Gryphon, Caravan, Focus and Eloy. Vocals from Nagar fit this band like a hand in glove. The rest of the players and subsequent performances are masterful proving that rock music of this caliber should never be underestimated. Indeed Kuhn and company will please a wide variety of folks via this collection of 13 mega-blockbusters. Notable standout to me are amazing “Power’ and the “The World is my Dominion” and “Jonah”. The whole musical experience provides wonderful progressive energy and infectious ambience. All songs provide much in the way of musical latitude and psychedelic nuances. Brave to Kuhn’s overall not only as a composer mind you but as a musician as well. Another hit for me is “Spiral Down” which truly showcases the flow and ebb playing style of this mind blowing band. Overall, “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is a solid release that upholds the Classic Rock standard set by the English Rock Gods back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I can honestly say it entertained me from start to finish armed with nothing more than an open mind and 60 minutes of time. The music has no limitations and is comparable to a musical journey and should be enjoyed that capacity to the maximum. In this aspect and setting it transcends space and time. What else can I say – you have to check out the music of Tuval Cain. You can but “Forging the Future” via the below link. Take it from me you’ll be glad you did and it’s worth every penny!

Score: 9/10 Stars

- See more at: http://ventsmagazine.com/forging-the-future-by-tuval-cain/#sthash.42qoi0sr.dpuf

Gig Band

One of the greatest things a music-lover experiences is the discovery of a new artist so exciting, it makes the listener want to write about it.  Sometimes, such jewels are found “underground” rather than mainstream media, but then again, that’s just one of the reasons why the indie scene can be so fascinating; It is a stage designed for creative people, a platform to let their art be seen, and in this case, be heard.  Some artists have been around for a while bit nonetheless are beneath our radar. Israel’s own Tuval Cain is one of these aforementioned discoveries with their latest CD entitled appropriately “Forging the Future’ Mind.” How would I describe this CD? It’s a supernova of passion and sound exploding into your soul, a game changer in a world that needs change. Since his sudden re-emergence on the London Rock scene in late 2012, Tuval Cain has generated a whirlwind of interest and fascination among music critics, industry members and music fans alike. In less than 1 year Tuval Cain has gone from relative obscurity to having his music played in many different countries and across 6 continents! This 13 song debut CD ‘Forging the Future” scored rave reviews among critics, and the charismatic persona of David Kuhn and vocalit Dor Nagar is drawing followers and fans by the droves from around the world. Second: This is a conceptual record, inviting a listener to experience and relate to the depths and levity of the restless soul with traces of Jethro Tull, Yes, ELP and even UFO. I can also hear Steve Hackett, UK, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, and Genesis. These latest string of songs presents an amazing blend of Classic Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock and even Fusion. On the other side of the sonic spectrum I can hear Celtic, Classical, Jazz, R&B, and Funk. On “Power”, “”The World is my Dominion” and “A Distant Well” Tuval Cain displays a spot on mixture of all genres, but his voice and amazing songwriters touch are the pinnacle of it all. Nagar’s singing – delightful, soulful, and magical and is the perfect song for late night parties, accompanied by a psychedelic party. “Forging the Future” has a special melodic element to it combining rocking fretwork, well placed harmonies, a guitar-driven English rock-influenced groove that evolves perfectly as the CD advances. I especially like the merge of percussive accents drums with amazing Flute and Piano. Enter in the impressive vocal work meshed with the clever lyrics you have the perfect setting for a breathtaking album. The CD continues to build and shape well through to the finale ending of “Retrobace.” This release shows how diversified this band from Israel truly is.

BAD—AVERAGE—GOOD—ABOVE AVERAGE—STELLAR

Sea of Tranquility

Tuval Cain is a project developed by David Lawrence Kuhn who immigrated to Israel from the United States in 2002. Forging the Future is the band's debut album. There is no doubt Lawrence plays a key role here as he wrote all the music and lyrics and adds keyboards. However, he has a fine band of musicians behind him adding traditional instruments (guitar, bass, drums) as well as flute, sax and shofar (an instrument constructed out of a ram's horn).

Forging the Future is chalk full of nice melodies, very good playing and with more than a nod to '70s rock icons like Deep Purple and Jethro Tull, the feel is very retro. Tull, in particular, seems to be an important influence on the album. "Nomad", the album's first track, is an up-tempo number with a laid back groove, excellent keyboard work and some nice sax embellishments. Fans of '70s rock will surely like this. "Wandering I" features some fine flute playing and reminded me more than a little of Jethro Tull. Van Morrison also came to mind while listening. "Spiral Down" is a jazz rock affair with flute weaving through the soundscape, again harkening back to Tull and maybe some Santana as well. The guitar driven "Power" reminded me of classic Deep Purple while "A Distant Well" has a folksy vibe, with Tull coming to mind yet again. "No More Need" has a sort of whimsy minstrel feel with nice acoustic guitar, flute and vocals. One of my favourites is "Jonah" with its deeply rich vocals and wonderful interplay between guitar and piano. Forging the Future is a very good album of '70s style rock that should appeal to the flower child in all of us.

Melodic Net

Now, this is one of the truly rare occasions that I get to write about a band from Israel! TUVAL CAIN is a name taken from the Bible; he was a direct descendant of Cain (Book Of Genesis). It is lovely just reading the list of influences of the players: DEEP PURPLE, JETHRO TULL, THE DOORS, THE BEATLES, STEELY DAN, QUEEN, KANSAS and something like twenty more! And it can be heard when listening to the songs!

It is a skilled ensemble circled around singer Dor Nagar, who’s got a voice that ranges from quite clean and mellow to slightly worn and biting – in a good way. Songwise, well – it is impossible to just compare TUVAL CAIN to one band or artist. But overall, this is melodic rock with a progressive coat. The typical ingredients are there; outside of the regular line-up you get flute, a semi-acoustic feeling and lots of harmonies which move towards folk music at times. Among the few rocking tunes we find “Power” which is very 70’s or early 80’s sounding. “The world is my dominion” sounds a bit like a psychedelic DIRE STRAITS, while the best track of the album is “Don’t try to change me”. It’s like the perfect combo of MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND and PINK FLOYD! There’s even a touch of SAGA’s keyboard style in “No more need”, however stylewise far from SAGA – simply progressive rock. Oh, and don't miss the FRANK ZAPPA influences in "Jonah"! A really nice album! Close to a 4 in grading. 

Music Street Journal

This is an Israeli progressive rock band. These guys produce a sound that has a lot of range to it. The main thing that grabs me, though, are the vocals. They make me think of Deep Purple throughout much of the set. Beyond that, though, the music wanders from classic rock to jazz and musical theater. This is quite an intriguing disc that really doesn’t sound like any other band I’ve ever heard.

1.) Nomad - This hard rocker makes me think of a proggier Deep Purple. It’s mellow, but has a hard edge to it. There are some intriguing shifts and turns here and little touches that really sell it. I love the fast paced prog jam mid-track. They turn it rather jazzy at times.

2.) Wandering I - Prog rock and classic mainstream rock music combine on this number. There’s a real soulful edge to it in a lot of ways. The flute on this really adds a lot.

3.) Spiral Down - Jazzy retro textured music with some world sounds in the mix makes up the first part of this cut. It’s got a great mellow groove. It fires out to more hard edged progressive rock at times, but drops back to the mellower as contrast. An expansive jam later is a great touch.

4.) Power - Hard rock refined with progressive rock sensibilities makes up the basic musical concept here. This is more accessible than some of the other music here. It’s got some shifts and changes, though. I love the keyboard driven section later in the piece in particular. The vocal performance is what really sells this number, though.

5.)  Distant Well - Theatrical and rather psychedelic, this is a mellower piece. This is very much like musical theater, but it also has dramatic progressive rock and more in the mix. There are definitely some links to jazz on this song, too.

6.) Looking Glass Love (Predatory Games) - Theatrical and symphonic, this has a real classical vibe to it in a lot of ways. Still, it rocks out, too. That’s especially true when it fires out later in the piece.

7) No More Need - Keyboards start this. Then the track works out to a mellower jam that has a lot of jazz and progressive rock in the mix. Some world music is incorporated into this, too. I really love the keyboard dominated instrumental section later. When the vocals come over the top of that, it’s quite powerful, too. It returns to mellow right at the end.

8) Don't Try to Change Me - There’s a killer jazzy groove to this piece. As it continues it works through several shifts and changes. Female backing vocals are a nice touch. This thing rocks out like crazy at times. It also has some definite theatrical elements to it.

9) There Will Be Time - There’s a down home classic rock feeling to this thing. It also has some charged up retro rock and roll in the mix. This gets quite energized and powered up as it carries forward.

10) Jonah's Doubt - Piano serves as the backdrop for a weird spoken, processed voice. It is basically an extended introductory piece.

11.) Jonah - Coming out of the previous number, this is a crunchy hard rocking piece that makes me think of Alice Cooper a bit. It’s quite theatrical. This gets more proggy at times and there’s a great mellow interlude led by the piano.

12) The World Is My Dominion - With spoken and sung vocals paired off, this is a theatrical progressive rock piece. It’s slow and mellow. I’m not overly crazy about this one. It seems a bit too slow and too long. It is very artsy, though. After the four minute mark, though, it does break out into an energetic classic rock styled jam that’s quite cool.

13) Retrobate - Southern rock, jazz and the “Flight of the Bumblebee” all seem to merge on the intro to this frantic prog rocker. It drops out to a jazzy kind of groove that’s very soulful. They take it through several variants and then turn it out into an off-kilter crazed jam for a short time later. It drops way down to a mellow movement with spoken vocals to end.

Nominations and Awards

Nominated CD of the Year by Indie Music Digest.
See the Reviews page.

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Stations playing Tuval Cain

Community radio:

98.3 Valparaiso, Indiana www.wvlp.org

Internet radio:

http://progrockradio.com/

www.progpositivity.com

www.progstreaming.com/

http://www.pandora.com

The honey for your ears program at:

www.eatmusic.co.uk
Wednesday 4pm EST USA (USA Time) SH Rock www.shmusicmedia.com
Thursday 7pm - 9pm (UK Time) Sound Art Radio www.soundartradio.org.uk

Physical CDs

Tuval Cain's debut album, Forging the Future, is now available on cdbaby, amazon, and itunes. PHYSICAL CDS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. 

Tuval Cain on CD Baby!

First Worldwide Single Promotion

Musik Radio Promotions will soon be promoting "Don't Try to Change Me" on radio stations worldwide.

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