The music community LORD'S FAMILY receives a late tribute after almost five decades

The idea came from across the Atlantic: young women and men of all skin colors, musicians, students, pupils, apprentices and young workers, many with Christian backgrounds, looked for ways of life beyond the affluent society in the countryside - such hippie communities were motivated above all by the film "Easy Rider" and the Woodstock Festival. One of them, Lord's Family from the Upper Bavarian Beilngries, now receives a late appreciation: Sireena Records released the 10-inch disc "Innere Musik" with six titles (see "News From The Past", issue 212), which were created in the collective's domicile, a hunting lodge in the Altmühl valley.

The Bremen band EYEVORY has given their album "Aurora" a special polish

Almost three years have passed since the release of Eyevorys concept album "Inphantasia". An eventful and productive time for the progband from Bremen, as singer and bassist Jana Frank reports: "We have had a new drummer for one and a half years, this time a permanent one, which feels very good. Previously we had many changes, had to adjust again and again. Now the chair stands on four legs again." For one year the group has been working on new material. "About forty songs have been written. They were sifted out until the top ten were left for the album," Frank sums up. Her conclusion betrays a certain pride: "'Aurora' feels like a polished diamond, simply because a lot of grinding work has gone into it"

The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 105

THE BEATLES - With last strength: 50 years "Abbey Road"

On 26 September 1969 the Beatles released their last album recorded together: "Abbey Road". An amazing work full of surprises. Above all, however, it was a miracle that the group, shaken by quarrels and financial imponderables, had come together again and recorded a record together. A record that can confidently be seen as the quintessence of the groundbreaking formation's work. eclipsed is once again on the lookout for clues on the 50th anniversary of the release of "Abbey Road".

TOOL - "It sounds like Tool, 13 years later"

"The long awaited album of..." - one of the most popular phrases of label promoters to pretend interest in artists where there is often none. Different with Tool: With a new work by the Alternative Progmetal act, the expectations are indeed immense. Tool are a mystery, their lyrics, artwork and music are the subject of devoted discussions among supporters of the US quartet. Tools' fifth album, "Fear Inoculum", is now being released, and at once a host of new material will be released, plunged into its complex symbols.

NEW MODEL ARMY - Fantasy Island

A new album from New Model Army is always an event. The English band released a live recording in 2018, on which practically only the concert visitors can be heard. For the new studio work "From Here" the quintet retreated to the Norwegian island of Giske to arrange and record the songs in great seclusion. "Everything was allowed," bandleader Justin Sullivan tells us.

As usual, Justin Sullivan, the front man of New Model Army, is reserved and cautious at first. In the course of the conversation, however, he becomes more and more talkative and willing to provide information, especially when it comes to the way his band works and how they try to cross borders. In addition, his anger in view of the forthcoming Brexit remains high.

eclipsed: Would you consider every new album from New Model Army as a commentary on the state of the world, or is that an exaggerated expectation of the fans?

MAGMA - The Day of Erasure

Magma, the spiritual vanguard and envoy of the planet Kobaïa, are back. The message they have to deliver to us is stored on a digital recording called "Zëss". With the content of "Zëss" mankind should have been made known decades before. But adverse circumstances and unfavorable star constellations prevented this.

But now we can connect with "Zëss" and listen to the further course of the Kobaïa mythology. Maybe even the end? On her album "Zëss", released in June, the French Zeuhl legend Magma worked with an orchestra for the first time. In an interview with eclipsed, band mastermind Christian Vander, 71, explains what this work is all about and what his plans are.

eclipsed: "Zëss" was written in the late 70s. Is the underlying theme based on spiritual experiences or more philosophical insights?

MARK KNOPFLER - The Misunderstood One

He's considered a sleeping pill, a buzzkill, a stubborn buck. And Mark Knopfler is actually more of a ponderous sort. He is more a family man than a rock star, he opposes the madness of business prudence and fights with his hands and feet against a Dire Straits reunion. Yet this stubbornness, coupled with idealism and passion, is what makes the man who turned 70 on August 12 so proud. eclipsed congratulates the tall bald man with the dry humour.