March 2018

MARILLION - The unintended masterpiece

26. March 2018

Marillion

MARILLION - The unintended masterpiece

After "Misplaced Childhood", Marillion's 1994 opus "Brave" is now also being re-released: as a luxurious boxed set filled to the brim with Steven Wilson remixes, a concert recording and a new documentary. eclipsed spoke exclusively with Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly and Ian Mosley about the creation of a dark masterpiece that has lost none of its fascination even after twenty-four years.

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A PERFECT CIRCLE - Trunk from the bowl

26. March 2018

A Perfect Circle

A PERFECT CIRCLE - Trunk from the bowl

Fourteen years between two albums - these are dimensions that a band first has to be able to afford. They require a healthy self-confidence, but also devoted fans who have the patience of an angel. As with the duo Billy Howerdel and Maynard James Keenan, who form the creative nucleus of A Perfect Circle, where the time factor doesn't seem to matter: songs are only released when they are really perfect. When the artistic vision has been exhausted to the last and the press has once again been properly presented. An exhausting prelude for a big album called "Eat The Elephant".

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GALAHAD does not want to fulfil the expectations placed in it even after various line-up changes

26. March 2018

Galahad

GALAHAD does not want to fulfil the expectations placed in it even after various line-up changes

Stuart Nicholson has deleted the word consistency from his vocabulary. Because his band Galahad lives with constant changes since their foundation in 1985. Not only their line-up has changed - partly inevitably, partly intentionally - again and again. Also their style was and is as changeable as with hardly any other formation in the Prog. With their new studio album "Seas Of Change" the English from Dorset continue this tradition.

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YO LA TENGO pick up where they left off

26. March 2018

Yo La Tengo

YO LA TENGO pick up where they left off

Hoboken is an unsightly small town in New Jersey that twilights on the Hudson River opposite Manhattan. She didn't give much to the world. Well, yes: Frank Sinatra was born here one hundred and three years ago, and two stylistically influential bands in recent American rock history come from here. One, Sonic Youth, is already history itself, the other, Yo La Tengo, is just reinventing itself on "There's A Riot Going On".

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Track premiere: PLENTY "It Could Be Home"

22. March 2018

Plenty Trackpremiere

Trackpremiere: PLENTY "It Could Be Home"

"It Could Be Home" is actually an album debut that took over thirty years to release. Emerging from the ashes of Liverpool-based post-punk eccentrics A Better Mousetrap and Warrington art rock band After The Stranger, Plenty was formed in 1986 and was Tim Bowness Band before the well-known No-man Band. Taking up the accents of contemporary artists like The Blue Nile Prefab Sprout as well as David Bowie and Peter Gabriel, Plenty's music alternated between electro-pop anthems, moving ballads and ambient experiments.

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EARTHLESS - At her with a roar

20. March 2018

Earthless

EARTHLESS - At her with a roar

Earthless have shone on their previous studio albums with long instrumental tracks full of guitar solos that are just as long. This mixture of retrorock and psychedelic is also represented on "Black Heaven", the fourth album of the trio from San Diego, but the total of six tracks have become shorter and four of them even have vocals. But of course all the guitar solos are still in focus. eclipsed spoke to guitarist Isaiah Mitchell.

eclipsed: The tracks on the new album are much shorter than on the first three albums. Why this development?

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THE INFINITE TRIP - Soundtrack of Life

20. March 2018

The Infinite Trip

THE INFINITE TRIP - Soundtrack of Life

Jules and Pete - two Brits hide behind The Infinite Trip. Already in the 60's the two school friends got to know and love the psychedelic. But it should take until 2014, almost half a century, until the duo released their first psychedelic album as The Infinite Trip with "We Are Like Dream Children". After that, there was no stopping. Eight albums in total were released until the end of 2017, all full of the psychedelic sounds of the late 60s and early 70s.

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SOUNDS OF NEW SOMA - When lizards cry

20. March 2018

Sounds Of New Soma

SOUNDS OF NEW SOMA - When lizards cry

The German psychedelic/neokrautrock duo Sounds Of New Soma presents their fourth album "Live At The Green Festival". After the acclaimed "La Grande Bellezza", which indulges in beauty and quirkiness, the new work goes in a new straight-line direction. eclipsed spoke with the two protagonists Dirk Raupach (also owner of the independent label Tonzonen Records) and Alex Djelassi.

eclipsed: The title of the new album is a fake. The album is neither recorded live nor is there a Green Mushroom Festival. Nice gag, huh?

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The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 97

19. March 2018

CD-Sampler

KINO - I Won't Break So Easily Any More (5:26)
Album: Radio Voltaire (2018)
Label/Distribution: InsideOut/Sony
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Track premiere: SANGRE DE MUERDAGO "Noite"

Track premiere: SANGRE DE MUERDAGO "Noite"

"Noite", the fourth album of this Galician Neofolk SANGRE DE MUERDAGOband, will be released on April 20th via SickManGettingSick Records / Broken Silence. Originally based in the Spanish punk subculture, the band has pitched their tents in Leipzig. Their Neofolk belongs to the kind that use archaic instruments to sound modern again in very old garb...

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