eclipsed No. 185 / 11-2016

PINK FLOYD - The early years

Half a century after the founding of the band and two years after the end of Pink Floyd announced by David Gilmour, the art-rock legend presents "The Early Years 1965-1972", a box full of 27 CDs full of rarities from her early years. We take this publication as an opportunity to recapitulate these eight formative years - the prehistory of a world career. We also let Nick Mason speak in detail about the huge archive box and his memories of that phase.

GROBSCHNITT - Rockpalastrevolte

With the "Solar Movie" box, Grobschnitt fulfill a long-cherished dream: The Hagen Progband presents their first full video product. A big surprise package consisting of DVD, double CD, LPs, art print and booklet. The Rockpalast performance of 8 December 1978 in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle, which is the focus of attention here, is of great importance to coarse-cut fans and musicians alike. The concert can now be relived for the first time on a professionally produced DVD. In addition, the music for "Solar Music Berlin 1978" was newly animated.

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - Stars in the ring "

Brain Salad Surgery" can be approached from many sides. The fifth ELP album is almost as famous for his folding cover designed by the Swiss artist HR Giger as for his music. As so often with large records, there is not only an answer to the question why this is a "world cultural album" - in this case a masterpiece of the Symphonic Prog. On the occasion of the publication of the extended reissue of "Brain Salad Surgery" we take a look at the history of the creation until the publication in November 1973.

GONG - Order from above

Gong without Daevid Allen? For some fans of the legendary Psychedelic-Progger this may be strange, as the Australian cosmopolitan was the head and soul of the group with his exuberant creativity. Your current album "Rejoice! But "I'm Dead! makes it unmistakably clear: the cult formation has a future even without its Spiritus Rector, who died in 2015. The songs also prove that Allen had shown foresight when he blessed his colleagues to continue.

STEVE HILLAGE - "Ich bin radikal"

What you wouldn't have thought possible twenty years ago: Rock musicians are also getting on in years and are therefore embarrassed to have to take stock. But only few are allowed to present their complete works in such a brilliant box as the British guitarist Steve Hillage is doing right now.

BRAND X - Where is Phil?

Brand X are back. Today almost forgotten, the collective, mostly acting as a quintet, was a style-defining British jazz rock band in the mid-1970s that was more rooted in the rock camp than in jazz. More than forty years after their foundation and after a sixteen-year break, the group has now come together for a reunion tour.

RIVERSIDE - Fear of Silence

Exactly eight months after the tragic death of their guitarist Piotr Grudziński Riverside present their long-planned ambient album "Eye Of The Soundscape". Above all for Mariusz Duda, singer, guitarist and mouthpiece of the band, this also means to face the questions of the public again for the first time.

THE BREW - Nächster Versuch

The English power rock trio The Brew is two thirds under thirty and yet has already entered the second band decade. Since "A Million Dead Stars" the steadily growing fan community of the live monsters has been waiting for another definitive studio work. "Shake The Tree" is The Brews renewed attempt to land the really big litter. Whether he was successful this time is discussed eclipsed with Tim Smith, the "older gentleman" on bass.

Money destroys motivation - The latest release of ARCHIVE is a complete new beginning

How far can a band go into risk? How much of her brand core can she reveal when she reinvents herself? Questions that come to mind when you hear the current record from archives. "The False Foundation is a new beginning that polarizes the archival community. It works like a complete reset. While in recent years the band has focused on extreme contrasts between individual songs on an album, the new CD seems like a single long track without significant ups and downs.

Volcano in the garden - BETH HART seems to have arrived, yet her journey continues at the end of the night

. With her twelfth studio album "Fire On The Floor", Beth Hart also lives up to her reputation as the high priestess of white blues. The 44-year-old US-American is simply an emotional elemental force, a never extinguishing volcano. She howls, moans and screams as if every song is about her life, which seems to consist solely of pain, unbridled lust and longing.