Although music has much in common with mathematics, sometimes the art of sound confidently defies mathematical laws. An example of this is the American band All Them Witches. On their last album they performed as a quartet with guitar, bass, drums and keyboards, on the new CD "Nothing As The Ideal" they lost the keyboard player, and yet they sound fuller and more diverse than ever before. For drummer and band founder Robby Staebler this is the logical consequence of a natural development. "We didn't do anything different with the record than we did with the albums before," he states dryly, as if he was talking about his neighbour's new garage. "We don't need a reason to do anything, we're just playing around with some ideas. Some things work out, others don't. Our only plan was to bring in new music."
With a collage of animal sounds - bird twittering, a owl - the quartet from Nashville lures into its fourth work and thus into its very own world of psychedelic sounds that are always slightly smoke-soaked. Vocalist and bassist Charles Michael Parks, Jr. mostly laconically forces his way through the eight tracks, screams from time to time, refuses coffee and summons Bruce Lee, a cowboy Kirk and the internet.
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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.