October 2017

ST. VINCENT - Court Day

25. October 2017

St. Vincent

ST. VINCENT - Court Day

Annie Clark alias St. Vincent is everybody's darling: The 35-year-old US singer/guitarist inspires critics and colleagues alike, celebrates remarkable commercial successes and was even a regular guest in the tabloid press due to her liaison with an English star model. All this she deals with on her album "Masseduction", with which she holds court over her environment and herself. At the same time, a heavy legacy is being inherited: The self-titled predecessor of 2014 was awarded a Grammy. How Annie Clark deals with expectations eclipsed experienced in London.

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WORLD RECIPIENT - On the death of Holger Czukay

25. October 2017

Holger Czukay Can

WORLD RECIPIENT - On the death of Holger Czukay

Holger Czukay has left behind an incomparable oeuvre. Not only with his band CAN, with which he wrote rock history since 1968, but also with large parts of his solo work, with which he paved the way for styles like HipHop or Techno. But as soon as Czukay has left us, one must seriously ask oneself whether he actually existed, or whether he was only the projection of the idealized artist. With all his technical finesse, he seemed to belong to the dying species of the art inventor, who, shielded from the rest of the world, creates gigantic things under the roof.

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ROBERT PLANT - The white comanche

25. October 2017

Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

ROBERT PLANT - The white comanche

Primrose Hill between Camden and Regent's Park is a preferred London residential area, especially among actors and musicians. Robert Plant, as he reveals in his favourite pub Princess Of Wales, has had a "nice little house" here for years, but he only uses it occasionally when he visits the capital. Otherwise, he lives in the country, near the Welsh border. And until recently, in Austin, Texas. But since the separation from US singer-songwriter Patty Griffin at the end of last year, he has turned his back on the states once and for all. Which is one of the main themes on Carry Fire.

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MOTORPSYCHO - conversion to Babel

25. October 2017

Motorpsycho

MOTORPSYCHO - conversion to Babel

Just one year has passed since their last record, Motorpsycho are already ready with a new (double) album: Inspired by the Tower of Babel, "The Tower" is a fascinating total work of art from cover to lyrics to music. eclipsed spoke with a good-humoured Bent Sæther about the new creative phase of a band that has just repositioned itself in terms of personnel and style.

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VAN MORRISON - Stop is not an option

25. October 2017

Van Morrison

VAN MORRISON - Stop is not an option

A jazz, blues and soul expert, Van Morrison has been in the business for 59 years and has 37 albums, touring and studioing all the time. He has a divine voice and is a shining example for generations of musicians. Still, Van the Man doesn't seem happy. He struggles with the music industry, modern technology, the media, the zeitgeist. That's why Nordire hardly gives interviews, that's why he has a reputation as an incorrigible grantler. eclipsed gives the musician in Belfast one of his rare interviews, which isn't always easy - least of all for him.

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TEN YEARS AFTER present a new album after almost a decade of studio break

25. October 2017

Ten Years After

TEN YEARS AFTER present a new album after almost a decade of studio break

That Ten Years After would surprise us again with a studio album could not necessarily be assumed. The troupe was already stamped as their own tribute band on a perpetual greatest-hits tour. "Evolution", the weak predecessor, has nine years on its back. However, since guitarist and singer Marcus Bonfanti and bass legend Colin Hodgkinson joined the band in 2014, the mood in the band has changed so much that the Ten Years After veterans Ric Lee and Chick Churchill could no longer say no to a studio stay.

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PRIMUS surprise with children's book dubbing and a comeback in original line-up

25. October 2017

Primus

PRIMUS surprise with children's book dubbing and a comeback in original line-up

Les Claypool, 54, is a funny type: grey goatee beard, straw hat, black clothes, round glasses and an almost philosophical flow of speech. If you didn't know better, you might think you have a painter, writer or university professor in front of you. But the man from San Francisco is a musician. Rock musicians. And what one: Since the mid 80s he is mastermind, frontman and bassist of Primus, has released nine studio albums with the trio and at least as many with various side projects as well as composed the title melody for the cartoon series "South Park".

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RAY WILSONS Livealbum "Time & Distance" offers Genesis songs in partly surprising versions

25. October 2017

Ray Wilson Genesis

RAY WILSONS Livealbum "Time & Distance" offers Genesis songs in partly surprising versions

After Phil Collins left the band in 1996, Ray Wilson was Genesis' lead singer for the rest of the nineties. For the only album of this formation, "Calling All Stations", he wrote three songs. He has refined his songwriting qualities on several solo albums. Since then he has transformed his short membership in the band into a live sounding coin by touring with his own Genesis programs ("Genesis Classic", "Genesis Unplugged"). He also sang for Steve Hackett on his "Genesis Revisited" tour.

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The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 95

23. October 2017

CD-Sampler

WOBBLER - Fermented Hours (edit) (7:57)
Album: From Silence To Somewhere (2017)
Label/Distribution: Karisma/Soulfood
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GENESIS - Show over twelve rounds

12. October 2017

Genesis

GENESIS - Show over twelve rounds

"'Seconds Out' was a much better record than 'Genesis Live' because we took it seriously as a live album," recalls Tony Banks in the 2006 Oral History "Chapter & Verse". In fact, that first live document, released in 1973, was a child of the strategy of Genesis' label Charisma. And that was: Release a short, inexpensive live album to keep fans interested in the group up to their next studio work, and then send them on tour again with the live record. So two birds could be killed with one stone.

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