As brave as "The 2nd Law" was, it maneuvered the band from Teignmouth into a dead end. The approach from Electronica and Rock simply could not be continued. Which is why "Drones", the seventh album in 17 years, stands for a course corrector and a return to guitar, bass and drums. However - and this is important - without completely abandoning the technology.
The interview with Matt Bellamy takes place at the Hotel de Rome in Berlin, in the Renaissance suite with 85 square metres of antiques and plush, fresh fruit and a butler's service. Everything for 1500 Euro per day. But the British are also superstars with 15 million sold albums, stadium tours, Hollywood friends, beach apartments and exclusive hobbies. It is only fitting that the talk time should be estimated at 15 minutes in advance, that private questions are a no-go and that selfies should be sent off immediately. Fortunately, the artist is more relaxed than his surroundings, which is why he simply talks as long as he likes and also has a lot to say..
eclipsed: Matt, are we all drones driven by drones that are controlled by other drones?
Matt Bellamy: (laughs) You could say that.
eclipsed: Reminiscent of the "1984" concept of your album "The Resistance"..
Drive into daylight
The stage suit wearer Joe Bonamassa completed his most recent tour of Germany at the beginning of March - the most successful so far for him. And it seems that this would only be a stopover on the JB's autonomous way to the top. Without the big hype, without hits in the luggage - but with a lot of work and an ubiquitous master plan.
Falling out of time
The next big thing
The new album is here! It's called "The Incident." As with every new recording of Porcupine Tree, the expectations of fans and critics are enormous: The band has long since earned a reputation as an innovator of art rock. Will the album be the next big thing? Or is it a lot of smoke for nothing? According to bandleader Steven Wilson, "The Incident" is one of the best things he has ever created.
Metamorphosis of a Band
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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.