TIM BOWNESS - eleven short film stories

He has to laugh when you talk to him about his typical melancholy and also: "I don't like to talk. I never liked it before. I'm much better at writing. If you like, I'll be happy to answer your questions by email," Tim Bowness admits right at the beginning of the conversation. But he doesn't get away that easily. Especially not if you have the reserved British singer on the phone. Furthermore, Bowness, who for many years and various albums together with his musical partner Steven Wilson forms the artpop/artrock duo no-man, has a lot to say about his new solo album "Flowers At The Scene". An album that offers his typical artpop with melancholic songs and for which he was able to win the support of an illustrious group of musical guests.

eclipsed: Your last album "Lost In The Ghost Light" was a concept album. Now it's eleven independent songs.

T - Narro ergo sum

Conversations with Thomas Thielen, who, as a musician, simply wants to be titled as t, are like his recordings: intense and demanding. And yet the full-time grammar school teacher, who lives outside Hanover, is relaxed and happy to provide information when it comes to telling stories about the various forms of narrative. The fact that what he says is not immediately accessible to everyone seems to be part of the concept.

eclipsed: "Solipsystemology is the last part of your trilogy. What's it about this time?

CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER - Industrial Ladyland

Once upon a time, long before the infamous Loudness War, there was a time when you could shake music listeners with volume. A magician of these eruptions in Schwarz was the Berlin guitarist Caspar Brötzmann. The five albums of his band Massaker, which was celebrated by critics as an industrial version of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, are now coming out again.

DON FELDER - Everything except Eagles

At 71, the former lead guitarist of the Eagles is a workaholic with a pronounced need for love and the same ego. So the lyrics of the eleven songs of his third solo album "American Rock 'n' Roll" are turning around women and their advantages. Whatever he likes to talk about. But the old rocker doesn't want to say anything to his ex-colleagues. He doesn't have to.

Although Don Felder eclipsed waits almost 90 minutes and the lady of his management primarily tries to reduce the agreed interview time, a conversation with the man responsible for the world hit "Hotel California" turns out to be quite amusing. Especially if you do him the favor of concentrating on his third solo album "American Rock 'n' Roll". A work with a concentrated star contingent, on which Felder has worked for almost five years.

BETH GIBBONS sings HENRYK GÓRECKIS SINFONIE NR. 3

In 2016 Colin Stetson ventured to reinterpret Henry Górecki's Symphony No. 3, which was unusual because the US saxophonist was known to a wider public only through his collaboration with pop acts such as Arcade Fire. Two years earlier, Portishead's Beth Gibbons had already taken over the difficult vocal part in that famous "Symphony of Lamentations". The live recording of her performance at the Teatr Wielki Opera House in Warsaw is now being released for the first time.

A new box set illuminates the early solo work of Krautrocker MICHAEL ROTHER

Guitarist and keyboarder Michael Rother has written music history with bands like Neu! and Harmonia. But it was only with his solo albums that success on a broad scale began in 1976. In the five-CD-box "Solo" Grönland Records summarizes the first four albums of Rother and adds two soundtracks to them; the vinyl version contains an additional LP with remixes and live recordings. In an interview with eclipsed, Rother reviews the work on the box.

eclipsed: The four solo albums without the soundtracks result in a very homogeneous composition.

THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM give again a high dose of music history

Sean Lennon and Les Claypool searched and found each other. One has a family tree, the other a story. But this bon mot is not quite fair: Sean Lennon is not only the son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. With the song "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" the famous parents already set a monument to their son on the album "Double Fantasy" in 1980, when Sean was just five years old. Already in 1998 he released his first own album "Into The Sun", a shy mix of neofolk, bossa, grunge and jazz elements, in which many exponents of the New York jazz avant-garde were involved. At the same time he attracted more attention with the shrill avant-garde pop band Cibo Matto, whose linchpin, however, was Lennon's then girlfriend Yuka Honda. But it wasn't until 2010 that he really got away in the USA with the psychedelic pop band The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, which for inexplicable reasons hasn't been distributed in Germany yet.

The Floyd tribute band ECHOES shines on new live recording with top-class guests

The sense and nonsense of tribute bands has already been discussed several times in this magazine. And then Echoes released "Barefoot To The Moon" with acoustic versions of Pink Floyd classics that took any discussion to absurdity. His originality and joy of playing, his charm and wit make this live recording a masterpiece. Now the most successful German Floyd tribute presents its second DVD/Blu-ray/2CD: "Live From The Dark Side", recorded last year at the "Rock Of Ages" festival.