The Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela never made a secret of their love for classic rock. On the contrary, his versions of "Stairway To Heaven" and Metallicas "Orion" have been an integral part of his live set for years. Now Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero Pink Floyd's milestone "Echoes" is a highlight of their comeback album "Mettavolution"
eclipsed: Gabriela, what made you cover Pink Floyd?
Gabriela Quintero: I'm a big fan. For me, this is a band that has always thought differently. I remember my mother saw The Wall at the movies. The next morning she told me that it was about how children destroy their school. That's what fascinated me. (laughs) Then she bought the album - this double album with the pictures and drawings. It was incredibly exciting for me as a child. Not just the music, but the film. When I finally saw him myself, it opened several doors. I loved him and then started listening to me systematically through her catalogue.
eclipsed: Why "Echoes" from the album "Meddle" of all things?
Gabriela: It has an incredibly strong text that is still relevant today. It is also aimed at the subconscious. And the music seems to be extraterrestrial in today's world - like from another world. That's why it's so important to bring them back into the public consciousness and make them accessible to a new generation so that this kind of song doesn't get lost.
eclipsed: Sounds like a mission..
Gabriela: (laughs) So is it. Whereby we basically just tried to play "Echoes" with two acoustic guitars and see if it works. We never intended to put it on the album. It was a last-minute decision, we were in the mood. And we're kind of tired of thinking about how to reach more people or get more attention. All these things are very tiring. They distract you from your original mission. And that's why we just did what was important to us. According to the motto: It's not commercial, it's almost 20 minutes long - but who cares? We don't care if it's on the radio or becoming a successful single. We want to be ourselves and show where we come from. After all, we have nothing to lose: We are a band that makes instrumental music, has a solid fan base and can take risks. Besides, it's a great piece.
Now Burg-Herzberg managing director Gunther Lorz has his own musical baby. It's been a long time since Johann Unbenimm's "Ein Rührstück" from 1996, but is he mighty proud or is he washing his hands in innocence, ironically depicted as an apostle with a halo in the CD interior photo?
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.