September 2021

FAUST - A myth that began 50 years ago

27. September 2021

Faust Krautrock

FAUST - Ein Mythos, der vor 50 Jahren begann

Whenever Krautrock is mentioned, the name Faust must also be mentioned. From 1971 onwards, this band created a series of extraordinary albums that remained largely commercially unsuccessful but are all the more artistically valuable. Active again since the 1990s and as innovative as ever, Faust now present the opulent box set "Faust 1971-1974", which, in addition to the first four albums, contains remarkable archive material - including the group's previously unreleased fifth work, recorded in 1974.


TUESDAY THE SKY - "I didn't start this project to sell a million albums with it"

TUESDAY THE SKY - „Ich habe dieses Projekt nicht gestartet, um damit eine Million Alben zu verkaufen“

Usually Jim Matheos is on the road in heavier realms - be it with Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos or OSI. In addition, the guitarist and composer also has a penchant for quiet, mostly instrumental soundscapes, which he lives out on his solo albums and with his project Tuesday The Sky. The latter's second album "The Blurred Horizon" was recently released, and the first two OSI albums were re-released at the end of July. Two good reasons for a conversation with the New Hampshire-based musician.


CHARLIE WATTS - Who played the song

27. September 2021

Charlie Watts Rolling Stones

CHARLIE WATTS - Der den Song spielte

Late in the afternoon of August 24, it was announced that Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones since 1963, had died in a London hospital at the age of 80. For a moment the music world stood still, and not only Stones fans knew that with the silent drummer one of the greats had gone. The unusually many and warm-hearted expressions of grief from colleagues from all musical genres confirmed this. Farewell to a gentleman who became a worldwide revered legend.


RAY WILSON - Heavyweight Homo sapiens

27. September 2021

Ray Wilson

RAY WILSON - Schwergewicht Homo sapiens

The Scottish singer and songwriter is considered a workhorse live. Why he nevertheless came to terms with the Corona-related forced break surprisingly well, even more, why it even came in handy for him, and how the new album came about rather unplanned, he revealed in the eclipsed interview ...

eclipsed: I read that you didn't think it was so bad when you stopped touring rather abruptly. How so?


HOELDERLIN - Between Krautrock, Prog and German Poetry

27. September 2021

Hoelderlin Krautrock

HOELDERLIN - Zwischen Krautrock, Prog und deutscher Dichtkunst

Between Krautrock, Prog and German poetry. It bordered on a small miracle: After almost a quarter of a century, the Kraut and Prog pioneers of HOELDERLIN reunited in December 2005 and celebrated their stage comeback with a concert at WDR's "Rockpalast" in Bonn's Harmonie. Now the concert recording "Live At Rockpalast 2005" has been released on CD and DVD. We talked to longtime bass player Hans Bäär (real name Hans Maahn, brother of Wolf Maahn), who joined Hoelderlin in 1975, about the comeback and the development of the band.


DAVID COVERDALE - The cock rocker turns 70!

DAVID COVERDALE - Der Cock-Rocker wird 70!

It's a running gag in the editorial office that we should translate a David Coverdale text for the "Further in the text" section. Probably the eclipsed would then only be allowed to be sold under the counter ... Dave, affinity for such innuendos, asks for a minute's pause during the interview when he hears this anecdote, as he is about to undergo surgery for his hernia.



27. September 2021

Lindsey Buckingham Fleetwood Mac


With Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham has sold around 120 million albums and filled the biggest arenas in the world. But he hasn't been truly happy with it - the eternal feud with Stevie Nicks has sapped his nerves and his health. After being kicked out in 2018 and suffering a near-fatal heart attack the following year, the guitarist and singer is now attempting a fresh start with his seventh solo album, which he himself describes as "the small machine" and "musical painting". What does he mean by this? eclipsed got to grips with the almost 72-year-old.


With "Icy Skies" FINALLY GEORGE confirms his artrock ambitions and qualities

27. September 2021

Finally George Georg Hahn

Mit „Icy Skies“ bestätigt FINALLY GEORGE seine Artrockambitionen und -qualitäten

In 2018, he came out of nowhere. Georg Hahn aka Finally George surprised the art rock community with his debut album "Life Is A Killer". The then 52-year-old advertising musician, who also called himself a "noise maker" at times, appeared so abruptly in the scene that the eclipsed interview on the release turned out to be his very first ever. From then on he was "infected" - a word that has taken on a new meaning in the course of the three years that have passed since then - by the idea of staying on the ball. And he has stayed on the ball - with his new album "Icy Skies".


CREAMCHEESE - Undiscussed music

20. September 2021

Creamcheese Underground

CREAMCHEESE - Undiskutierte Musik

"One Man Band since 1998. The nice guy with the great music. Still getting stronger...", that's how Marcel Besner describes himself on his Bandcamp site. How great the music really is and if it's still getting stronger can be checked by everyone himself with the six albums provided there. eclipsed talked to the musician who calls himself a big Pink Floyd fan and bought his first own record already at the age of five.

eclipsed: You've already released various albums digitally on Bandcamp in recent years. How did it come to the first physical release on CD?


Prog veterans Jeff Brewer and Robert Hutchinson convince as THE FAR CRY

16. September 2021

The Far Cry

Die Prog-Veteranen Jeff Brewer und Robert Hutchinson überzeugen als THE FAR CRY

"It's not easy being a prog band in the U.S.," moans Robert Hutchinson, drummer for The Far Cry, who have released an imposing first album, "If Only ...," bursting with ingenuity and playfulness. "Prog is more of an obscure niche market with us. Anyway, you don't get offers from clubs or bars like other rock bands." Hutchinson should know, because although "If Only ..." is the first album from the formation he formed a few years ago with singer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Brewer, both musicians are well-known veterans in the American prog world.