SYLVAN - The Dilemma of Artificial Intelligence

20. June 2021

SYLVAN - Das Dilemma der künstlichen Intelligenz

Hamburg art rockers Sylvan have become experts in concept albums: With "Posthumous Silence" they set standards in this discipline 15 years ago, and their last album to date, "Home" (2015), also followed a consistent basic idea. Now they have once again presented a work in which a story is told: "One To Zero", with which they musically tread somewhat different paths than on the predecessor, describes the development process of an artificial intelligence from the initialization to the self-determined reset from their own perspective. In an interview, singer and lyricist Marco Glühmann, keyboardist Volker Söhl and bassist Sebastian Harnack talked about the background of the new album and their rejection of musical pigeonholes.

The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 114

31. May 2021

eclipsed No. 168 / 3-2015

09. December 2015

LED ZEPPELIN - The last flight of the Zeppelin: the history of "Physical Graffiti" in the

mid-seventies Led Zeppelin had reached its second artistic zenith and documented this in a unique way with "Physical Graffiti", the band's only double album. Until today it is Robert Plant's favourite record with the group, probably also because the formation before and after has never been more expressive and multi-faceted. Released on February 24, 1975, "Physical Graffiti" was the first record in rock history to achieve platinum status through pre-orders alone.

Sylvan "Home"

18. March 2015

With their last concept album "Posthumous Silence", the Hamburg flagship Proggers marked a new all-time high in their oeuvre. It was her fifth CD. Almost nine years and six releases later, they now present "Home", another work dedicated exclusively to one theme. This time it is the individual's search for home and security.

SYLVAN - Life crises from the old blow

19. February 2015

SYLVAN - Life crises from the old blow

The Hamburg art rockers Sylvan do not bake small rolls. Like her showpiece work "Posthumous Silence" (2006), the new album "Home" is a large-scale concept work. It joins the ranks of concept albums like Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Marillion's "Brave" or Steven Wilson's "Hand. Cannot. Erase" existential crises, individual destinies to the topic have.

eclipsed No. 138 / 3-2012

12. April 2014

Mr. Mojo risin' and fallin'

Everything was different when the Doors went into the studio in November 1970 to record their sixth studio album "L.A. Woman". The band was more experienced than ever and yet everything felt different: new producer, new studio, new members and a new structure in the band. On the occasion of the re-release of the last album with Jim Morrison eclipsed spoke with Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek - and had the complete back catalogue commented.

Hippies forever!

eclipsed No. 114 / 10-2009

10. April 2014

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

eclipsed No. 104 / 9-2008

10. April 2014

game without limits

"Art comes from skill!" - many retroprog acts almost defiantly carry this slogan in front of them. "Genius comes from enjoyment!" - this witty word of Ernst Penzoldt one would like to hold out to the often grim musicians. A treat is what Yes, the progenitors of "Retro-Chic", have been serving up to the progressive rock world for 40 years now: In their best moments, the group has displayed a playful sophistication and lightness that are unmatched to this day. We honor the British Symphonic Prog princes with a three-part feature.

Schizophrenia as an Opportunity