eclipsed No. 186 / 12-2016 - 1-2017

31. December 2016

eclipsed Feature: The History of German Rock

WOLF PEOPLE - Risen from Ruins

23. November 2016

WOLF PEOPLE - Risen from Ruins

In 2005 singer and guitarist Jack Sharp had the idea for Wolf People. Together with the second guitarist Jon Hollick, drummer Tom Watt and bassist Dan Davies they went on their musical journey, where they were compared with all kinds of rock and folk heroes - from Jethro Tull to Fairport Convention to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Sharp explains why the band is in such a good mood right now.

eclipsed: First, a question of understanding. Even though I haven't discovered any stringent concepts: Is "Ruins" a concept album?

Jack Sharp: Some songs are connected by the idea of how a world without people would work. Hence the title "Ruins". But it is not a continuous story and therefore not a concept album.

eclipsed: After all, the track "Kingfisher" runs through the album in three parts..


11. November 2016

Everything's starting to slip. The third complete studio album of the English band Wolf People gives this impression first of all. It's like you have to hold on tight. And there's a lot of solid stuff on "ruins." The drumbeat on the opening piece "Ninth Night", for example, is reminiscent of John Bonham. But like the voice of Jack Sharp it is slightly alienated and echoes. As with their previous albums, the quartet likes to make use of folk and psychedelic rock sounds, which already buzzed around between English provinces, London and San Francisco at the end of the sixties.

The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 90

26. October 2016

WOLF PEOPLE - Night Witch (3:48)
Album: Ruins (2016)
Label/Distribution: Secretly Group/Cargo

Here the pop, proto-prog and canterbury folk rock of the late sixties shake hands with modern times. This happens on the new album "Ruins" so similarly several times, also "Night Witch" gets stuck very pleasantly in the ear canals with its ingratiating vocal melody. Album of the month. (RELEASE: 11.11.)

eclipsed No. 127 / 2-2011

11. April 2014

Light into the dark on the outskirts of the city

A new documentary highlights the genesis of "Darkness On The Edge Of Town". Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau independently remember a story that never let go of the boss.

The eclipsed annual review 2010

What was true for the last twelve months in the first decade of the 21st century is also true for the first year in the new decade: Rock with its many facets cannot be reduced - many old fighters are still there, but nobody has to worry about young talent either.

The Acceptance of the Terrible