The guitar duo RODRIGO Y GABRIELA have come out of their five-year break with an acoustic version of "Echoes"

The Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela never made a secret of their love for classic rock. On the contrary, his versions of "Stairway To Heaven" and Metallicas "Orion" have been an integral part of his live set for years. Now Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero Pink Floyd's milestone "Echoes" is a highlight of their comeback album "Mettavolution"

eclipsed: Gabriela, what made you cover Pink Floyd?

AM FRÜHSTÜCKSBÜFETT - Interview with Roger Hodgson

"Breakfast In America" is an album which is the subject of numerous rumours and misunderstandings. Roger Hodgson is settling these accounts on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the success record - and doing what he does best: He's going on tour.

Thursday morning in Northern California: Roger Hodgson is at home and preparing for his upcoming European tour. Between suitcase packing, breakfast and yoga he takes time to chat with eclipsed. Occasion: the 40th anniversary of the milestone "Breakfast In America" - with over 20 million copies sold the most successful album Supertramps and an evergreen of rock music. What the 69-year-old Englishman is mighty proud of.

eclipsed: As an election Californian: What is Roger Hodgson having for breakfast - a sumptuous American breakfast or something light, European?

POPOL VUH - Emotional Enlightenment

The German band around their mastermind Florian Fricke is counted as Krautrock, but Popol Vuh were always musically an outsider among the outsiders. From 1970 the band released 20 albums for 30 years until Fricke's death in 2001. Five of them - "Affenstunde" (1970), "Hosianna Mantra" (1972), "Einsjäger & Siebenjäger" (1975) as well as the soundtracks for the Werner Herzog films "Aguirre" (1975) and "Nosferatu" (1978) - will now be released individually on CD in a first season (two more will follow in autumn 2019 and spring 2020) and in a 5-player LP box.

Frank Fiedler, founding member and musical mountain guide Frickes for all these years, is not only a musician, but also a filmmaker who has been involved in various films as a cameraman, screenwriter, director and sound designer. He has now remastered the new edition of the Popol Vuh albums.

eclipsed: Frank, why is this new vinyl box and the re-release of the Popol Vuh albums on CD happening?

PER WIBERG - Goodbye comfort zone!

Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Anecdotes, Kamchatka or Candlemass: Just this small selection of bands, with whom Per Wiberg has already worked as a keyboarder, doesn't read badly. The multi-instrumentalist only lacked a real solo album in his vita. In an interview, the 50-year-old Swede offers interesting insights into his creative cosmos and also let his band King Hobo, whose review can be found further back in the magazine, elicit a few words about their new album.

eclipsed: Per, you have so many interesting bands and projects going on, why a solo album?

LAMP OF THE UNIVERSE - An everlasting highlight

Lamp Of The Universe is Craig Williamson's one-man band. After his stoner rock band Datura broke up at the end of the 90s, the New Zealander tried it on his own. With "Align In The Fourth Dimension" the tenth Lamp Of The Universe album is now released on the German Sulatron label. Like all previous albums "Align In The Fourth Dimension" offers a soft, relaxed psychedelic wrapped in cotton wool, full of organs, tablas, sitar, guitars, mellotron, flute and hypnotic, trance-like rhythms as well as beguiling melodies. An oasis of bliss and spirituality. eclipsed talked to Williamson about the new album, his inspirations and 20 years of Lamp Of The Universe.

eclipsed: Craig, please describe the making of the album.

The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 103

1969 DIE ZEITENWENDE: Blown dreams, new visions

The dominant theme of the year, despite the fresh wind blowing through the Federal Republic of Germany with the election of Social Democrat Willy Brandt as Chancellor, and despite oppressive news from Vietnam and Ireland, is the landing of the Apollo 11 crew on the moon. On earth the longings of the hippies burst in Altamont at the latest, rock as "Way Of Life" has lost its innocence. On the other hand, rock music is just really taking off, the Krauts are springing up, jazzers are discovering rock, King Crimson is the prog that Zeppelin is circling - new visions for the seventies.

ALAN PARSONS - Magic role backwards

15 years is between A Valid Path and The Secret. His excursion into the electronica realm had not brought any success to the eponym of the Alan Parsons Project, multiple Grammy winner and sound engineer of albums like "Abbey Road" or "The Dark Side Of The Moon". So the Englishman remained silent for a long time as an album artist. Now Parsons returns to the symphonic rock realms for which he is known and loved. But how much can "The Secret" really tear in 2019?