MARK KNOPFLER - Ideally
five years after the end of Dire Straits, her boss threw himself headlong into a solo career. This has continued to this day. And Mark Knopfler will also do a devil thing to change this ideal state for him after his now released eighth recording. A world tour with the Dire Straits? "Much too stressful!"
30 Years GUNS N' ROSES - Greatness and Madness
The exceptional artist Björk has made a separation album. As an excuse, she posted on Facebook that this "complete heartbreak album" developed naturally from the records of her emotional chronology. But of course Björk did not present a commercial songwriter's work of a broken love, but remained true to her passion for experimental-abstract pop art despite more personal lyrics.
Those entering the Museum of Modern Art in New York these days will find themselves in a picture and sound installation in which Björk can be heard and seen from headphones and on canvases, on monitors and in picture frames. 50 in November, more than half of this time she shaped the pop world with a fascinatingly headstrong style, in which futuristic and archaic elements merged with each other in a natural way: organic-looking electronica, burst beats, mercurial melodies and a voice that became the flagship of pop "made in Iceland".
The 2011 album "Biophilia" alone offers its own multimedia microcosm in the MoMa. Björk dealt with the universe in both small and large dimensions, she had developed new instruments and had an app programmed for each song: an album as an open laboratory. From here it could hardly become more futuristic and abstract. Would their next experiment ever take place within the album format?
ECLIPSED ANNUAL REVIEW 2011
Even in the second year of the new decade, no new, all-dominant trend emerged. In the numerous ramifications of rock and pop, some bands have excelled with grandiose works. But the "Zehner" still owe a new style to them. But a lot has happened in the meantime.
THE HISTORY OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK,
PART 7 ITALY
With "Systematic Chaos", the first album by the new label Roadrunner, the New York Prog-King Dream Theater has once again hit the bull's eye. The sterile hardness of "Train Of Thought" has been forgotten, the "Auf Nummer sicher"-Prog of "Octavarium" has been swept away. "Systematic Chaos" finally creates the optimal bridge between aggressive metal sounds and atmospheric-progressive elements. Reason enough for an exclusive conversation with the triumvirate Portnoy/Petrucci/LaBrie in Cologne.
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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.