eclipsed No. 170 / 5-2015

09. December 2015


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

BJÖRK "Vulnicura"

22. May 2015

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.

BJÖRK - The self-healer

23. April 2015

BJÖRK - The self-healer

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 No. 137 / 2-2012

12. April 2014


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.


eclipsed No. 93 / 7/8-2007

09. April 2014

Controlled Chaos

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.