A new book about Van Der Graaf Generator is out now. Entitled simply
"Van Der Graaf Generator - The Book", it covers the most part of the band's
history: from 1967 to 1978. For more info and ordering details, please click on
the link below.
On September 15, Taylor's Free Universe (TFU hereafter) played their first gig in 2005 at the Copenhagen JazzHouse. The event was recorded by Louise Nipper and was later (in October) mixed, edited and "manipulated" by Robin Taylor. So the next TFU output will be entitled "Manipulated by Taylor". It's scheduled for release next February. Bassist Peter Friis Nielsen wasn't able to join the band on this occasion, so he was replaced by Klavs Hovman. The rest of the line-up is: Robin Taylor: guitar, keyboards and electronics; Karsten Vogel: saxohpness; Pierre Tassone: violin and grand piano; and Lars Juul: drums.
"Audio for Film TV & Games", the new solo album from Bob Lord of Dreadnaught will be released by Red Fez Records on November 21, 2005. The set features selected cuts from various visual media projects composed, performed, and produced by the Dreadnaught bassist.
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Xang (France) - "The Last of the Lasts"
"The Last of the Lasts" is the second CD by the French instrumental band Xang (whose acclaimed debut album "Destiny of a Dream" was released in 1999) and is a concept album about World War I.
T (Germany) - "Voices"
T is Thomas Thielen, originally a singer for German band Scythe. "Voices" is his second solo CD, following "Naive" from 2002.
Believe (Poland) - "Hope to See Another Day"
Believe is guitarist Mirek Gils of Collage with some other members of his maternal project and a Japanese violin player. "Hope to See Another Day" is their debut release.
Birth Control (Germany) - "History"
Birth Control is one of the most famous bands since 1968. Gamma Ray is today a classic rock song and the still performing group around their drummer Bernd "Nossi" Noske, an incredible live act. The DVD "History" contains a complete concert from 1996, the legendary "Beat Club" performance from 1971, their appearance in a German erotic movie and many, many other TV-appearances. At the end of the DVD you will find a documentary where "Nossi" tells the story of the band. Other bonus features are a 16-page booklet and a complete discography.
Famous German director Werner Penzel ("Step Across The Border", "Middle Of The Moment") went with the German band Embryo in the end of the 70's on the 8-month trip from Germany to India. This film tells the story of different cultures, their music and the adventurous journey. Other bonus features are 2 short-films from Werner with Embryo.