WolveSpirit continue to live their dream of the rock commune. Guitarist Rio and his organ-playing brother Oliver Eberlein still live with their singer, the US-American Debby Craft, in a shared flat near Würzburg - short ways to try out ideas. Founded eight years ago, they first really caught the eye in 2013 with the record "Dreamcather". They captured the rock of the late sixties and early seventies here in an original way. With "Free" two years later, they were able to add another shovel to their repertoire and thus raised expectations for their new album "Blue Eyes".
eclipsed: You don't just call an album "Blue Eyes". What's behind all this?
Oliver Eberlein: That's right, the album title is no coincidence. Debby had written this song "Blue Eyes" and only a few months later she fell in love with a man with blue eyes. It also went well with the rest of the album, which is about loving, falling in love again, daring something new.
SUBSIGNAL - A Time Out Of Joint (6:36)
Album: The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime (2015)
Label/Distribution: Golden Core/ZYX
Emerging from Sieges Even in 2007, SUBSIGNAL takes several rungs of the success ladder with each album. With the fourth work, the band presents itself as a master of contrasts. Elegant classical passages collide congenially with massive metal riffing and exquisite melodic prog meets spherical folk. (Review: eclipsed 11/2015)
The hippie cover tends towards blues pills, and like these WolveSpirit have Debby Craft, a front woman whose voice reminds of Inga Rumpf or even Janis Joplin. Her exalted way of singing was interpreted as a disadvantage by some rather metallic critics on the two albums before.
The new disc of the Würzburg four-man and one woman band is called "Free". In comparison to the predecessor "Dreamcatcher" (2013), the well-known hard and glam rock producer Michael Wagener has once again put on a gear in terms of professionalism. Like Elin Larsson of The Blues Pills, Debby Craft is a power front woman with a distinctly independent character, and the colourful and form-ful comic artwork also builds a similar Seventies hippie image.
eclipsed: What does "Free" stand for? With the revealing cover of a naked lady with flowing long hair you could think of some other things besides old hippie ideals.
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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.