Archives - already in the name of the band hides the everlasting. Now the collective is celebrating a quarter of a century of band history under the motto "25". Almost four hours of archive material in the rearview mirror, the headlights are nevertheless consistently directed forward.
A project like "25" has never existed before from the British Artrock/Trip-Hop-Formation Archive. On four CDs the ensemble around Darius Keeler draws from their own history. But there are so many new songs in the anniversary package that you could have made a complete album out of it. The message is simple: archives are what they were, and archives were what they are.
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
How far can a band take risks? 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. The album itself is the song. Archive mastermind Darius Keeler grins from ear to ear.
STEVEN WILSON - Frei, that means alone
two years ago Steven Wilson climbed the Prog-Olymp with his solo work "The Raven That Refused To Sing". The active Englishman has received exuberant criticism across the scene. Now he lays with "Hand. Cannot. Erase." A work as ambitious and complex as its predecessor. However, the bar is high. If and how Steven Wilson wants to overcome them and which direction he takes, he tells in a big interview.
GOV'T MULE - Pink Floyd and all the others
Archive's new album works like a song that has phases of relaxation, but mostly consists of rhythmic barrage fire. "Restriction" grabs the listener at the first bar of the Schlafittchen, so that he won't let go until the last note. "Restriction" is not a concept album, but rather describes a continuous stream of consciousness with few quiet spots and many rapids. The two chief archivists Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths are amazed themselves.
eclipsed: Every new archive release sounds different than anything you've done before. You reinvent yourself with every record. The motto of "restriction" seems to be "less is more".
Less is more, could be the formula of the new album of Archives. In contrast to many other bands, who are always content with the old brand core, archives reinvent themselves with each work.
The Alice Cooper Interview
eclipsed author Michael Lorant has interviewed Alice Cooper nine times over the last three decades. These included telephone calls, but also conversations in which people sat opposite each other. In addition, there are several so-called Meet and Greet meetings on the fringes of concerts. The last time he met the veteran shock rocker was in Essen in April during the "Rock meets Classic" concert series.
The discovery of slowness
There have been many attempts to describe the music of the London band archives. But with every record the band around Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths punished all their genre archivists with lies. They never wanted to commit. However, the new album "Axiom" now has a completely new quality. The CD consists of a single long piece that leaves behind all the coordinates of pop or rock. "The last album wasn't a difficult one, but we still had all the time in the world to think about it," says Keeler. "With the new record, it was completely different. We only had a few days to record them. You couldn't make many decisions. We couldn't come up with a big concept. Music made its own way."
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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.