KRAAN - The pure pleasure principle

16. November 2020

KRAAN - Das reine Lustprinzip

In the 1970s KRAAN were a German jazz rock institution. After several break-ups, the band from Ulm has been active again since 2000 and is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Appropriately, the new studio work "Sandglass" was released in October - a wonderfully light-hearted album on which Hellmut Hattler (vocals, bass), Peter Wolbrandt (vocals, guitar, synthesizer) and Jan Fride (drums) make music together in an almost telepathic way

Hellmut Hattler is noticeably proud of "Sandglass", which was created at the time of the lockdown and contains 13 compact pieces that were recorded with great taste. In an interview with eclipsed, the 68-year-old, who survived a leukaemia illness some time ago, talks about the recordings, tells about the healing effect of the album production and explains what has changed in the band chemistry since the time of the common community life

eclipsed No. 128 / 3-2011

11. April 2014

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.

Machine Music

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!"