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Video of the week
A folk rock legend is back! Watch the new official video “Bits And Pieces” taken from the upcoming Matthews Southern Comfort album “Like A Radio”. In stores February 23, 2018. The band will be on tour in Germany and the Netherlands in March (read the dates here). In April follows a tour with Magna Carta.
Quote of the week
„The joy to experiment and the courage to be dramatic transfer to one hundred percent on the listener and make for an exciting trip.“
German Eclipsed magazine – Nr. 197 – February 2018 – 8/10 points on the new album of MARIUS TILLY „Words From The Wilderness“ .
The Italian keyboarder and songwriter Fabio Puglisi as well as the Texan singer and saxophone player Jay Nemor are the heart of the soul/ jazz crossover band SOUL BASEMENT.
Just in time for this year’s “Jazzahead” taking place at the end of April at Bremen, the new album of SOUL BASEMENT titled “Oneness” will be presented on the Moosicus label for a release in May. The eight tracks of the album are a musical melange of smooth jazz, lounge, American soul from the 1970’s with a slight pinch of 1980’s funk. And above all floats the inimitable soul voice of Jay Nemor – conjuring up the spirits of great examples like Lou Rawls or Gil Scott-Heron.
MIG’s Moosicus label is really looking forward to collaborating with this extraordinary duo.
The release of a previously unreleased concert of PLANXTY brings us further into the realm of Irish folk.
One of the first to witness PLANXTY’s live debut at Easter 1972 at Galway was DONOVAN Philips Leitch. Neither the Scottish singer nor his management knew that it was the band’s very first performance in front of a bigger audience when they took the four folk newcomers on as support. Andy Irvine, Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny and Liam O’Flynn passed their test with flying colours. Donovan and the crowd felt well entertained. As a result, the scouts from Polydor had the band sign a longer-term contract. The first single “Three Drunken Maidens” went into the charts. During the years to follow, PLANXTY worked for the rating “most influential band in the history of traditional Irish music”. But PLANXTY did not only concentrate on Irish traditionals but also took more and more influences and elements from other cultures into their music while drawing on a multitude of different instruments. More
In the matter of our classic edition Rockpalast, we will start the new year with the releases of fantastic and as usual stylistically mixed bands.
At first, there will be the Edgar Broughton Band in March. Only short before their Rockpalast show in 2006 they had reformed. Also, as usual, the sound quality of the live recording will be cleaned and updated with additional bonus tracks.
Next in line is the British wave rock legend The Mission; two of their concerts (1990 and 1995) are scheduled for an April release.
And last we wave to the fans of Peter Hammill & Co.: We are working to release a Rockpalast concert of Van der Graaf Generator recorded in 2005.
Live performances of Manuel Göttsching are rare. In summer 2018, after a long time, it is the Northern part of Germany that has the pleasure to see “The Göttfather” as The Guardian named him, to play live. Those who live in Düsseldorf and around were able to witness a solo performance of “E2-E4″ on November 16, at the Tonhalle. With this composition being named after the most popular opening in chess, Göttsching had laid an important foundation for electronic music genres. Today, “E2-E4″ is considered one of the fundamental records of electronic music, and Manuel Göttsching is getting late but well-deserved honor. Recently, the relaxed sounds highlighted a video campaign for a well-known French fashion label – after the artist himself had been photographed for a new German men’s fashion magazine. Also this year, Göttsching having celebrated his 65th birthday in September, received a different kind of praise: The German postal service presented two stamp motives with his picture, and upcoming next year is a show in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. More
Never let it be said that Iain Matthews is one to dwell on past successes. With the new edition of MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, Iain Matthews is getting back a piece of his own past taking it into the here and now. But maybe this time was necessary until Matthews was ready to continue his musical journey with MSC.
He looked for fresh musicians and formed the band completely anew. MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT 2017 was supposed to sound modern but also build an arc to the band’s past. The concept of the band’s founder Iain Matthews is fully working: In conceiving and assembling this unique group of spirited and likeminded players, Matthews has once again surpassed all expectations. The musicianship and commitment are second to none and the sumptuous, soaring vocal harmonies instantly bring to mind the 60’s version of the band.
On January 26, 2018, MIG Music starts the new year with a sensational Rockpalast recording of blues heavyweight Muddy Waters. In December 1978, at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, the “Hoochie Coochie Man” was still at the height of his creative power. Nobody could have foreseen that only five years after, he would meet his maker. On that evening McKinley Morganfield, so his real name, made once again clear why so many rock stars see him as the father of modern blues. His mighty vocals and his splendid style on stage fascinated the audience. Muddy’s guitar playing on the Fender Telecaster especially comes into full effect with his typical slow blues solos – and seldom had Muddy such a hot sound as in this TV recording of the WDR. The song selection of the evening consisted of several of his biggest hits, but also of less performed titles.
Muddy Waters had a great ear for talent and accordingly nearly always an excellent backing band. But the band accompanying him from 1974 to 1980 that you hear on the DVD was one of the very best.
Marius Tilly is a musical wanderer between worlds who has made up his own crossover atlas from maps of blues, punk, soul, and psychedelic rock starting in the Ruhr area, Germany. He is on a constant quest to find new routes. With Tilly’s fourth album “Words From The Wilderness” the journey heads to daring arrangements, sometimes steep musical theories, unheard sounds and new personal insights about the world. The album appears to be more courageous, more profound and also a bit more serious than its predecessor “Nebula Rising” – more like a glass of whiskey on the rocks than a freshly tapped pilsner.
Over decades, from the roots, blues has grown to such a huge genre tree that it is not necessary for his leaves and fruit to resemble one another. In Scandinavia bands like the Blues Pills or Siena Root revive the essence of blues-influenced hard rock for the nth time. In the US home of the blues, thanks to Jack White, Rival Sons or Black Stone Cherry strong new branches grow from the great heritage. More
At the International Film Festival Madrid in summer this year, Patricia Vonne’s music video “Huerta de San Vicente” already won the Best Animation award. That is the second time for this song! In 2009 the song featured on Vonne’s album “Firebird” and her Spanish compilation album “Viva Bandolera”, was the “Grand Prize” winner in the Latin category for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In the song, Patricia Vonne pays homage to the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. Third time’s the charm – so the chances for the video at the San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival seem quite good.
The fine stop-motion animation was inspired by Patricia’s visit to Huerta de San Vicente in Granada, Spain, García Lorca’s former summer residence where he wrote many of his works. Patricia is now in the studio to record her new studio album with producers Rick Del Castillo and Michael Ramos featuring co-writes with Alejandro Escovedo, Joe King Carrasco & Willie Nile, among others.
“ELOY is back,” states Audio, one of Germany’s main magazines for Hi-fi equipment – and the German media is impressed about the comeback. We are talking about the CD “The Vision, the Sword and the Pyre” which was released in August this year. “The new album is the opus magnum of the German art rock legend“, writes Rocks magazine. ELOY, the flagship of German progressive rock is back indeed and with a lot of noise.
After a longer period having predominantly worked as a producer Mastermind Frank Bornemann has dropped his very first rock opera which according to German collector’s mag Good Times “can absolutely be compared to Pink Floyd’s The Wall or The Who’s Tommy in quality.”
In thirteen songs he unfolds the life of French national heroine Jeanne d’Arc with historic precision and lots of emotion. Everybody who has heard it is either raving or – in case that prog operas or Eloy are not really on his aural menu – at least comments with deep respect.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame legends VANILLA FUDGE bridge the world between psychedelia and hard rock like no other band. They are cited as influencing the sound of myriad acts from Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Black Widow to Van Halen. Original members Mark Stein (organ/vocals); Carmine Appice (drums/vocals); Vince Martell (guitar/vocals) and bassist Pete Bremy (filling in for retired Tim Bogert) celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of this CD/DVD set “Live At Sweden Rock 2016″.