eclipsed No. 192 / 7/8-2017

18. July 2018

AMPLIFIER - Courage to freedom

11. July 2017

AMPLIFIER - Courage to freedom

A summer Main afternoon in Kreuzberg. In front of the doors of the Ramones Museum at the Silesian Gate, sun-hungry capital city hipsters stroll around or pedal in a crowd. Inside the pub museum Sel Balamir has made himself comfortable. In conversation, the 44-year-old seems like one who is deeply in tune with the winding path of his band, which always moves below the mainstream radar.

eclipsed: You've lived in London and Manchester, but now you've turned your back on the big city. How did the city escape?

eclipsed No. 164 / 10-2014

21. January 2015

GENESIS - 40 years of "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"

It wasn't as if Genesis hadn't explored the idea of conceptual rock art before 1974. After all, the band had previously released "Supper's Ready", an epic that spanned an entire LP page, and in 1973 presented songs on "Selling England By The Pound" that were held together by a certain idea of Britishness. However, Genesis had not yet dared to produce a record that would tell a coherent story from beginning to end.

ROBERT PLANT - Escape to the front

AMPLIFIER - Slightly mysterious

25. September 2014

AMPLIFIER - Slightly mysterious

Lightness can mean really hard work. So Amplifier had to rehearse intensively for four months before they went into the studio with the material for their "summer album", as Sel Balamir likes to call his youngest baby. The founder and creative head of the band explains in an interview with eclipsed why the basic idea was to make a relatively straightforward noise and to convey a "Back to the roots" feeling.

eclipsed: It is said that "The Octopus" and "Mystoria" - two completely different albums - were made at the same time. How did this happen?

eclipsed No. 149 / 4-2013

12. April 2014

The day after next day

That really wasn't to be expected: Almost ten years after his last studio album David Bowie released "Where Are We Now?", a new single in January. The album "The Next Day" followed on March 8th. A comeback out of the blue. And one that raises questions.

Deep in the Archive

eclipsed No. 128 / 3-2011

11. April 2014

Coronation of the Seventies

When 19-year-old bassist John Deacon joined the band of Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor in February 1971, Queen were ready to go. What followed was a career of intoxication. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the legendary rock band, we provide a chronology of the most exciting phase of their career: Queen in the seventies.

Machine Music

Torn apart and newly formed - Frank Bornemann has experienced this with his band Eloy several times. He has kept the formation alive since 1969. After eleven years of radio silence, Eloy returned in 2009 with the CD "Visionary". In December the DVD retrospective "The Legacy Box" was released, in July Eloy will play live for the first time in 13 years. Review of the stations in the career of a German prog band.

"We wanted to create a myth!"