The man without qualities?
On 8 January, David Bowie, one of England's most dazzling, avant-garde, hedonistic and not least richest pop artists, reached the age of 60. Its status is inviolable, but the characteristics of the restless are difficult to grasp. Does the artist character David Bowie not have any characteristics at all in the end?
The eclipsed annual review - The 50 best albums of 2006!
Also the past year 2006 can be evaluated musically and at all as a fat one. On the credit side are Tool, a summer fairy tale and a young Austrian. In the debit we basically only book - The Who.
GEORGE MARTIN - THE BEATLES
All you need is "Love"
A stage show of Cirque du Soleil based on Beatles songs, "Love", the first authorized remix album of the Fab Four - 37 years after the end of the most famous pop band of all time, there is still no end of Beatlemania in sight. Why he prepared the pop pantheons for the present is told by "the fifth Beatle", Sir George Martin, in an interview that took place in the penthouse suite of the famous Abbey Road studios in London.
"I think Adorno is an idiot"
There are not many sound artists who have influenced the music of the 20th century beyond all genres as subtly and lastingly as he has. Steve Reich is simply considered to be the most successful representative of minimal music, but the avenue he walks on is much more complex. The star left traces among the minimalists, especially in other musical genres. In October Steve Reich turned 70. The CD "Reich Remixed" and the box set "Phases" pay tribute to his complete works.
THE COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE
WithEven after bassist Didz Hammond's departure (in the direction of Dirty Pretty Things), The Cooper Temple Clause seems to be back to normal. Almost everything. At least on the surface. The remaining five musicians didn't even spend long searching for replacements, but promptly divided Hammond's part among themselves
Instruments with moving stories
Who would have said 15 years ago of the Frames that also 2007 still no Irish Supergroup had become from them, Glen Hansard would probably have laughed at him. At that time the major contract had fallen into his band's lap. Perhaps it was believed that the curly-red character head, known all over the world as the guitarist from Alan Parker's cult film "The Commitments", would bring it to the next Bono. But it came differently. And still today The Frames are something like Dublin's best kept secret
The Prog-Urgest rock
The British singer and bassist John Wetton has always played with full commitment and at the highest technical level during his four decades and numerous band stations career. Currently he is on tour with the original formation of Asia - on the occasion of the foundation of the group 25 years ago. He also recorded the album "Icon II - Rubicon" with Geoff Downes. More clinker bricks in the base of the Prog-Urgestein
More in the text - Cult songs and their meaning
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - WHITE RABBIT
SEHEN ACID-HEADS STATT WEISSEN MÄUSEN WEISSE KANINCHEN? THE ANSWER: NO, YOU HEAR IT! IN 1967, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE PULLED AN OLD FRIEND OUT OF THE CYLINDER BY HIS LONG EARS: LEWIS CARROLL'S TALKING RABBIT, WHICH THE LITTLE ALICE JUMPED AFTER 100 YEARS AGO IN HIS BUILDING
Cinemascope for the ears
When eclipsed wrote its first cover story about soundtracks two years ago, it marked the start of a loose series of related features that continues with this shopping list. The project encountered the following problems: Unlike individual artists, we are not dealing here with a closed, manageable work, but with an almost endless flood of publications from over a century of film history. Therefore, we have limited ourselves to film music that summarizes independent songs, that is, original scores have been excluded
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT