If Ian Anderson established the flute in rock, the same could apply to Volker Kuinke's recorder on Syrinx Call's albums. Their new, now third work goes one step further. More prog than before, less world music and new age. With no less than three musicians from the Eloy camp, including mastermind Frank Bornemann himself, they are also musically prepared for a highly sophisticated work about the evolutionary step of an artificial intelligence towards human empathy. Volker Kuinke (flutes, wind instruments), Jens Lueck (production, keyboards, drums, vocals) and Doris Packbiers (vocals, concept) provide information. In addition, the three Eloy musicians involved, Frank Bornemann, Hannes Arkona and Klaus-Peter Matziol, deliver enthusiastic statements in conclusion.
eclipsed: "Mirrorneuron" has become a genuine and highly ambitious concept album, similar to Jens Lueck's Single Celled Organism project. How did this approach and idea come about in general?
Jeanne d'Arc's passion moves the minds and fantasies of artists of various colours to this day. With "The Vision, The Sword And The Pyre (Part II)", the Eloy mastermind Frank Bornemann presents the final part of his rock opera about the French national saint. For the most ambitious project in the 50-year history of the Hanover-based art rock band, the singer and guitarist has bundled his musical powers. eclipsed visited the 74-year-old in the studio.
A two-part rock opera, a so-called spectacle musical and a novel - for the most ambitious project in the almost fifty-year history of the progressive rock band Eloy from Lower Saxony, its designer Frank Bornemann has bundled his strength. "The Vision, The Sword And The Pyre, Part I" is a massive work in every respect. It revolves around Saint Joan of Arc, who helped the royal troops of Charles VII to a victory over the English and Burgundy and thus decisively influenced the Hundred Years' War and ended at the stake in 1431 after a show trial.
The 72-year-old singer, guitarist and songwriter Bornemann has obviously worked carefully - the musical homage can be heard. The choirs comment on and reinforce the spoken and sung texts, but they also create an important atmosphere. That sounds full, also sometimes massive and nevertheless differentiated and never overloaded. We met Frank Bornemann in his studio in Hannover.
In Concert 1974
The star is the music. This was always the credo of Pink Floyds. Nothing should distract from the music and its sound, primarily not the musicians themselves. Nevertheless, the English formation had already had a reputation on their psychedelic days for offering their audience live happenings rather than concerts.
LIVE! LIVE! LIVE!
14 classic live releases of the year 1974
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.
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!"
The eclipsed annual review 2009
The first decade of the third millennium is behind us. What this remains in the memory from a cultural-historical point of view is not yet quite clear. The fog has to clear a little. One thing, however, is already clear: Rock has asserted its position, which it regained in the nineties. Just in 2009 he reaped another amazing harvest.
40 years "In The Court Of The Crimson King"
"In The Court Of The Crimson King" founded Progressive Rock. Although there were already psychedelic experiments and ambitious concepts before 1969, it was only King Crimson who set to work with the will to create great art. It was the first album of the band that had just formed - and the only one in its original line-up.
40 years ago: CAN and AMON DÜÜL II release their debut albums
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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.