April 2019

RHYS MARSH - Creative press contractions

30. April 2019

Rhys Marsh

RHYS MARSH - Kreative Presswehen

The birth of his first child was a dramatic experience for crossover progmusician Rhys Marsh in many ways. On "October After All", the new album of the Englishman, who lives in Norway, prominent musical guests and unusual optimistic tones can be heard.

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With Talk Talks MARK HOLLIS someone died who could not be bent

30. April 2019

Mark Hollis Talk Talk

Mit Talk Talks MARK HOLLIS starb jemand, der sich nicht verbiegen ließ

At the beginning of the 1980s there were a lot of bands that went through a rapid development within a very short time. Examples are XTC, Prefab Sprout, The The or Julian Cope: artists who don't just deliver nice chart food, wear the latest fashion and are easy to market, but develop their own ideas and rebel in a creative way.

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Jeff Beck's bass woman TAL WILKENFELD sails under her own flag

30. April 2019

Tal Wilkenfeld

Jeff Becks Bassfrau TAL WILKENFELD segelt unter eigener Flagge

"Love Remains" is such a mature work that it's hard to believe that it's the debut of the 32-year-old Australian: "Debut is basically true, although I released my first album under my name twelve years ago" It was called "Transformation" and was an instrumental fusion album. Tal Wilkenfeld had packed her things in Sydney a few years earlier as a teenager and had entered the jazz scene of New York City via Los Angeles. "No one had ever waited for a little girl from Down Under to play an electric bass. But I was there and I wanted to bite my way through.

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After eight years Fates Warning co-founders JOHN ARCH and JIM MATHEOS release their second album

Nach acht Jahren veröffentlichen die Fates-Warning-Mitgründer JOHN ARCH und JIM MATHEOS ihr zweites Album

The lives of Jim Matheos and John Arch have developed very differently over the past three and a half decades. While Matheos has been touring the world and releasing albums since the mid-1980s as guitarist for the prog metal band Fates Warning, the singer Arch still works full-time as a carpenter. Both are connected by their time with Fates Warning between 1982 and 1986, which they also celebrated live in 2016 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the album "Awaken The Guardian". In addition, Arch himself has been active as a musician again since 2003.

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KRISSY MATTHEWS wrestles with his very own demons on his latest blues rock work

30. April 2019

Krissy Matthews

Auf seinem jüngsten Bluesrockwerk ringt KRISSY MATTHEWS mit ureigenen Dämonen

I catch Krissy Matthews, 26 year old English-Norwegian guitarist and singer, on his mobile phone on the motorway just before he boarded the ferry from England to Germany. I myself am standing with my car on a supermarket parking lot in Frankfurt. Matthews is on his way to Bonn. In the local club Harmonie the "Rockpalast" will record a concert of his solo band for the "Crossroads" series on 21 March.

eclipsed: Are you more nervous before such gigs than at normal concerts?

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BRUCE HORNSBY - A tightrope walk between film music, pop and modern classical music

30. April 2019

Bruce Hornsby

BRUCE HORNSBY unternimmt eine Gratwanderung zwischen Filmmusik, Pop und moderner Klassik

Since his million-seller "The Way It Is" (1986) and "Scenes From The Southside" (1988) the singer and pianist Bruce Hornsby has developed into a musical chameleon. In addition to a one-and-a-half-year guest appearance with Grateful Dead, the man from Williamsburg in Virginia has been releasing Americana, jazz and bluegrass records since the nineties. His most recent work "Absolute Zero" is largely based on so-called "cues", short, functional pieces of music for films by his buddy Spike Lee, to whose strip "Clockers" he contributed the duet "Love Me Still" together with Chaka Khan in 1995.

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NO MAN'S VALLEY - Like a well-oiled Rock Machine

25. April 2019

No Man's Valley

NO MAN’S VALLEY - Wie eine gut geölte Rock-Maschine

"Outside The Dream", the new, second album of the Dutch band No Man's Valley, is a fantastic work full of 70s retro rock: guitars, organs, feverish, blurry moments, cool grooves, catchy melodies. eclipsed spoke with singer Jasper Hesselink about the background.

eclipsed: Has "Outside The Dream" become the infamous "difficult second album", or what it is simply to record and produce the album?

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KING CRIMSON - Half A Century Schizoid Man

15. April 2019

King Crimson

KING CRIMSON - Half A Century Schizoid Man

50 years of King Crimson! An anniversary that demands respect: because the unique project around mastermind Robert Fripp has reinvented itself again and again since its foundation - without regard to musical trends or the sensitivities of individual members. And also the expectations of their fans have been undermined more than once. Together with current band members and a former actor we will try to grasp the phenomenon King Crimson in the following.

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FOREIGNER - Double Vision

15. April 2019

Foreigner

FOREIGNER - Double Vision

Mick Jones is still having a hard time recording new material with Foreigner. He mourns the gold and platinum years after the release of a Foreigner album, when he became considerably richer. Lou Gramm is more realistic and would record something with Jones just for fun - whether under the name Foreigner or not. But instead there are appearances with the original line-up, a live recording from 1978 and a European tour with orchestra and the current line-up without Gramm & Co.

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