Black Sugar Transmission “Wandering into the Bullseye” – album review

Black Sugar Transmission “Wandering into the Bullseye” – album review

  Some talented “six-string for hire” musicians stand shoulder to shoulder with their trusty bandmates, taking the odd job to pay the bills. Some strive to leap onto the shoulders of giants, often ending up standing on those akin to a munchkin. And other guitarists, with serendipitous timing, can become a dynamic creative influence on the already established outfit, frequently refreshing the band/artist’s repertoire, breathing new energy into what was at risk of becoming a…

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Interview with Mortiis: Sometimes People Wear Masks because they have Nothing to Hide

Interview with Mortiis: Sometimes People Wear Masks because they have Nothing to Hide

  I’m sorry. The first words I utter to Håvard a.k.a. Mortiis, The Inky Lord of the Hidden People, The Cold Priest of Creep, The Whisperer in the Starkness, The Goblin King of the.. erm, Goblins, (enough – Ed), are sincere apologies. The time difference between here and Norway is an hour. Our interview is arranged for 3pm, and me being oh so clever, figure that I need to call at 2pm to make up…

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Interview: Thorsten Quaeschning & Hoshiko Yamane talk about Tangerine Dream

Interview: Thorsten Quaeschning & Hoshiko Yamane talk about Tangerine Dream

  Thorsten Quaeschning is the current bandleader of Tangerine Dream. He joined the group in 2005. He performs synthesizers and guitar. Born in Berlin in 1977. As a child he practised on violin, the flute and the piano. Before Thorsten joined Tangerine Dream, he worked as a producer for the band ‘Minory’. Afterwards he began to tour with Tangerine Dream, behind the scenes in 2003, before joining them. Each year since the sad death of…

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Die Krupps “Vision 2020 Vision” – album review

Die Krupps “Vision 2020 Vision” – album review

  There’s a Little Englander myth about not being able to find a poolside sun-lounger on holiday because the Germans have bagged them all previously, by placing their towels on top. You may have heard it. It’s not a conspiracy though. No. Things are a little delicate in Europe just now.  And Die Krupps, a band going since 1980, is very much aware of this, indeed, always have been, and never so much as now with the new album,…

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