It has now become a nice habit that every new Gazpacho work is dominated by a comprehensive concept, in which bandleader and keyboardist Thomas Andersen repeatedly serves up incredible stories to his listeners, whose truthfulness he fervently defends. There was, for example, the mysterious old book, which he happened to have been allowed to look into, with which one could conjure up the "Demon". Or the short sound at the end of "Molok", which, according to a certain algorithm, could trigger a new big bang in one of several billion cases and thus the end of the world ..
ROGER WATERS - "The Wall" and its creator 2.0
It was the absolute sensory overload. Nobody who attended one of the 219 shows could record everything that happened on stage. A sea of symbolic images, a flood of messages. A Roger Waters completely changed compared to 1980. Everything documented in impressive scenes in the new film "Roger Waters The Wall". eclipsed talked to the Pink Floyd founder about the change of "The Wall" and himself.
THE BEATLES - As the tones learned to walk
The dim light in the backstage area of Zeche Carl in Essen fits perfectly into the dark atmosphere that the Norwegian quintet has created on their new album. Keyboarder and main songwriter Thomas Anderson seems at first glance like the exact opposite of Gazpacho's dark art: a blond sonnyboy with an engaging, friendly character. But the moment he starts to talk about "Molok", you notice in every word the seriousness with which he and singer Jan Henrik Ohme approached the concept: "Every person, certainly you too, has already asked himself questions about existence, death, the afterlife. Why are we here? What is our mission on earth? "No less important is 'Molok', these existential questions."
The Norwegian quintet Gazpacho has never been at a loss for bold concepts. In 2014, on Demon, it told the allegedly true story of a centuries-old manuscript that could evoke evil. On "Molok" it is now about a man who in 1920 built a machine with which, with the help of mathematics, it should be possible to reach the origin of mankind, ergo to God.
Whole Lotta Phallus
It was pure sex, above all. Along with Jimmy Page's ubiquitous guitar and John Bonham's powerful drums, he seemed to be the driving force in the Led Zeppelin cosmos. Their highly potent and vibrant hardrock seemed like a permanent penis to the audience of the late sixties and early seventies.
Number 4 lives!
The story Thomas Anderson tells about the new album sounds exciting and creepy. The musician is reminiscent of a fairytale uncle when he starts to lead us into the world of a demon: "My father used to work for an international company in Prague. There he was told the story of a manuscript found in an abandoned apartment, in which a man claims to be many hundreds of years old and to hunt down a demon who is mischievous all over the world. But it is not just any demon, but the embodiment of evil par excellence that lurks everywhere. And the man found this demon. Shortly thereafter, however, he disappeared without a trace and left behind only this manuscript."
Have you ever been to Electric Ladyland...?
Concerts, press and photo appointments, gruelling studio sessions, growing tensions between musicians, pressure from management - despite all these factors, a new album of the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released in the autumn of 1968: the legendary double LP "Electric Ladyland", the third and last recording of the trio. By the time it happened, Hendrix, bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell had come a long, stony and intoxicated way.
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