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Adaro


ADARO 2004GERMAN MEDIEVAL ROCK

Adaro existed from 1996 to 2006. The band was part of a musical genre which took inspiration from medieval times in songwriting, lyrics and instrumentation. Adaro used Middle High German lyrics (12th–14th century) by Walther von der Vogelweide, Gottfried von Neifen, Ulrich von Winterstetten but also lyrics from late medieval centuries for example by Oswald von Wolkenstein, Hans Sachs, Giovanni Boccaccio, Jakob Thurner, Reinmar von Hagenau, and they wrote their own unique music in addition. The music is a mixture of Rock and Folk. The instrumentation is a combination of common rock gear like electric guitar, drums, bass, with medieval instruments like hurdy-gurdy, crumhorn and bagpipes.

They made three full length studio albums, played about 250 concerts, wrote a little more than 50 songs, had four appearances on TV, and have at least one prominent fan (Ritchie Blackmore who did send a fax to the band to congratulate them for their fantastic music).

Discography:  Adaro 2004
- Stella Splendens (1997)
- Words Never Spoken (1999) 4 tracks
- Minnenspiel (2002)
- Schlaraffenland (2004)
- Words Never Spoken Extended Edition (2004) 18 tracks

Book:
"Das Geheimnis um Adaro" by Lara Mari Belisaba-Baron, 2001

Line-up (as on the photo from left to right =>)

- Christoph Pelgen - vocals, bagpipes, crumhorn, recorders, bombarde
- Dr. Biel - drums, percussion, loops
- Henrik Mumm - bass guitars, cello
- Jürgen Treyz - guitars
- Konstanze Kulinsky - vocals, electric-acoustic hurdy-gurdy

Anyone's Daughter


Anyone's Daughter 1979 PROGRESSIVE ROCK / MELODIC ROCK

Anyone's Daughter 1979 - 1984 Progressive Rock

The band was founded in the mid-seventies and released their first LP Adonis in 1979. Over the years, they were constantly playing concerts in the southwest of Germany. Their second LP Anyone's Daughter was released in 1980. This album featured the radio hit "Moria". In 1981 they released their 40 minute epic "Piktors Verwandlungen", based on a fairy tale by Hermann Hesse. This album turned out to be Anyone's Daughters biggest success. Consequently, the band changed to German lyrics on their follow-up LPs In Blau (1982) and Neue Sterne (1983). After more than 500 gigs and more than 120.000 sold albums over the years, the album Live (1984) saw the light of day. Then the constant line-up split as some of the members had to start their community service.

Line-Up:
- Matthias Ulmer: keyboards, vocals
- Harald Bareth: vocals, bass
- Uwe Karpa: guitars
- Kono Konopik: drums (until summer 1981)
- Peter Schmidt: drums (from summer 1981 to 1984)

Anyone's Daughter 2004 Anyone's Daughter 2001 - 2012 Melodic / Progressive Rock

After a long break the band came back in 2001 with a different line-up and the CD Danger World which included modern elements without denying the roots of the musicians around keyboard player and main songwriter Matthias Ulmer. The band started touring again and released the further albums Wrong (2004) and the semi-acoustic Trio Tour (2006) with the reduced line-up of Matthias Ulmer, André Carswell and Uwe Karpa. Finally the double album Calw Live (2011) presented a complete concert from 2002 with Germanys famous poet and songwriter Heinz Rudolf Kunze.

Line-Up:
- Matthias Ulmer: keyboards, vocals
- André Carswell: vocals
- Raoul Walton: bass
- Peter Kumpf: drums
- Uwe Karpa: guitars

Eureka

PROGRESSIVE ROCK & CELTIC MUSIC

Eureka Frank Bossert I The Eureka project was founded by multi-instrumentalist Frank Bossert in 1997. Bossert had been singer, guitarist and bassist in a number of Hamburg based rock bands before moving to the North Sea town of Husum at the beginning of the 90s, where he built his own recording studio. His debut album, Eureka, saw the light of day in autumn 1997, featuring a musical mix of Celtic motifs, world music, folk, rock and symphonic sounds. 2002 marked the arrival of Eureka’s second CD named The Full Circle. On this album Frank brought his musical ambition to a first peak. The album combines virtuously performed celtic, folk and world sounds, with catchy melodies and some symphonic rock arrangements. As an example the two celtic hits "Highland Sun" and "Tempus Novum" can be named. They perfectly match with such different titles like the oriental sounding "Arabesque" and the symphonic epic track "The Full Circle" (9:05 min.). Bossert formed a band consisting of musician friends and brought the complex sound of his music to the stage for the first time. The project’s third album, The Compass Rose, was recorded with this wider line-up and released in 2005. Some personal problems within his family situation helped Frank Bossert to collect additional strength and to concentrate on his masterpiece: a concept album about the heroic Antarctica journey by Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1914-1916, called Shackleton’s Voyage.

Eureka Frank Bossert II On this album Eureka multi-instrumentalist Frank Bossert created a new musical world out of progressive rock, instrumental tracks and celtic music influences. He managed to get such gifted musicians like Billy Sherwood (Yes), Troy Donockley (Iona), Yogi Lang (RPWL) and Kalema to contribute on this album. After original photos by Australian camera pioneer Frank Hurley were licensed for the CD booklet, the album was released in 2009 and got worldwide attention in the press. The 2011 compilation Silverware recalls the past with some of the best tracks from 1997 to 2010 and offers one brandnew title and three re-recordings in addition.

Discography:

- Eureka (1997)
- The Full Circle (2002)
- The Compass Rose (2006)
- Shackleton's Voyage (2009)
- Silverware - The Best Of Eureka (2011)

Fuchs

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

FUCHS (Hans-Jürgen Fuchs) 2012 II Hans-Juergen (Hansi) Fuchs, multi-instrumentalist from Stuttgart, has been involved in many different musical projects. He is also one of the musical masterminds behind his wife’s productions, the keyboardist Ines Fuchs, who recorded four highly acknowledged Progressive Rock albums under the name INES between 1994 - 2002. Guitarist, singer and keyboardist Hans-Juergen Fuchs is also a music producer.  Around the beginning of the 1990s during the renewed evolvement of the prog-scene, he produced many albums of artists in his own Roxanne Studio, which later merged with the well-known Artes-Studio.  With more than 30 productions for the meanwhile vanished label WMMS and other free productions, e.g. the German medieval rock band Adaro, this was a very productive era.

FUCHS (Hans-Jürgen Fuchs) 2014 IIFor more than 15 years Hansi Fuchs has also been the author, composer and director for a number of musicals designed for schools, which are primarily aimed for pupils of different ages.  These musicals have been very successfully performed at schools all over Germany and German-speaking countries.

In the spring of 2012 Hansi FUCHS released his first solo album under the name of “Leaving Home”. It tells the story of a German family between 1920 and 1945, beginning with the happy years of a young love, followed by Hitler’s seizure of power ending in curse and expulsion. It is his father’s family’s story, pieced together from his grandmother’s anecdotes. Hansi has rearranged the puzzle and managed to develop a very personal concept album. He doesn’t want to hide his musical roots despite, or just because of, the story’s severe content and drama. “Leaving home” illustrates various influences of the 1970s, of course mainly from the Art Rock, which later in the 1990s was renamed to “Progressive Rock” and then shortened to “Prog Rock”.  Hansi’s wife Ines adds a beautiful synthesizer solo to the album, thus closing the circle to their successful Prog-Rock days.

In 2014 Hansi FUCHS released his second solo album "The Unity Of Two". The musical journey continues deeper into "Progressive Rock" with this new album and a conceptual story inspired by Hermann Hesse.

Discography:

- Leaving Home (2012)
- The Unity Of Two (2014)


Ines

PROGRESSIVE ROCK Ines 1996 Eastern Dawing
In 1994 the debut album Hunting The Fox surprised the world of progressive rock with Ines' mature keyboard playing in the fine tradition of the best works by Martin Orford (IQ), Matthias Ulmer (Anyone's Daughter) or Tony Banks (Genesis). The first album also surprised with one well-known singer of the German progressive rock scene, Harald Bareth. He was the singer of Anyone’s Daughter in their most popular times (1979-1984) and had not sung on any other record since then. Other musicians on this record are for example Chico Grosso, Chris Bianchi d'Espinosa and Massimo "Max" Michieletto from the Italian prog band Asgard. Ines’ husband Hans-Jürgen ”Hansi” Fuchs sings on the album too, plays guitar and produced the albums, like the three subsequent later CDs.

Ines 2002 The same line-up can be found on the second album Eastern Dawning (1996), which was a similar success as the debut. Additional help of the folk experienced musician from Adaro, with whom Ines’ husband Hans-Jürgen Fuchs shares the well known Artes recording studio, came to record the third album named The Flow. This album was released in 1999 and turns out to add some folk tunes to the progressive rock songs. The songs describe the flowing of a river until it reaches the sea. In 2002 keyboardist and songwriter Ines released her last album so far, which was called Slipping Into The Unkown. Since then Ines has concentrated more on painting, photographing and playing music in figure theaters.

Discography:

- Hunting The Fox (1994)
- Eastern Dawning (1996)
- The Flow (1999)
- Slipping Into The Unknown (2002)

Kaipa

PROGRESSIVE ROCK  Kaipa 1975 Roine Stolt Ingemar Bergman Tomas Eriksson Hans Lundin

40 Years KAIPA! 
Kaipa are without doubt Sweden’s premier progressive rock outfit of the 1970s. The band’s highly regarded status within the Swedish music scene is also linked to the fact that former guitarist Roine Stolt has raised to international acclaim in the prog community with his own bands “The Flower Kings” and “Transatlantic” which he founded in the 90s. This enormously helped put symphonic-progressive rock back on the musical map.
Under the leadership of keyboardist, main songwriter and founding member Hans Lundin, Kaipa have been more productive than ever since their reformation in 2002, with seven critically acclaimed and internationally successful albums released under their 21st century line-up.

From the band’s beginning in the mid 70s, Kaipa has been the brainchild of Hans Lundin, who is also the constant person in all line-ups over the past 40 years.

1975 - 1982 Kaipa members:
Roine Stolt, Hans Lundin, Ingemar Bergman, Tomas Eriksson, Mats Löfgren, Mats Lindberg, Max Ahman, Pelle Andersson.

1975 - 1982 Discography:
- Kaipa (1975)
- Inget Nytt Under Solen (1976)
- Solo (1978)
- Händer (1980)
- Nattdjurstid (1982)

2002 - 2014 Kaipa members:
Hans Lundin, Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold, Patrik Lundström. Morgan Agren, Aleena Gibson.

2002 - 2014 Discography:
- Notes From The Past (2002)
- Keyholder (2003)
- Mindrevolutions (2005)
- Angling Feelings (2007)
- In The Wake Of Evolution (2010)
- Vittjar (2012)
- Sattyg (2014)

PAT MASTELOTTO & MARKUS REUTER

PROGRESSIVE ROCK  Pat Mastelotto Markus Reuter King Crimson Stick Men Robert Fripp Face In the Court of the Crimson King Discipline

The musical telepathy and empathy Mastelotto and Reuter display stems from a partnership that goes all the way back to Totem, their first release as TUNER in 2005, and from there as bandmates, touring the world in Crimson ProjeKct and Stick Men.

Pat Mastelotto Markus Reuter King Crimson Stick Men Robert Fripp Face In the Court of the Crimson King Discipline Drummer and percussionist Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Stick Men, Mr. Mister) and touch guitarist Markus Reuter (Stick Men, Crimson ProjeKCt, Tuner) worked on their roller-coaster Prog Epic “FACE” continuously between 2007 and 2011. In 2017 the time was perfect to release this epic for a wider audience because both artists are touring extensively together with the Stick Men and Pat Mastelotto worldwide with King Crimson as well.

Discography:

- FACE (2017)

Ritual

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

Ritual from Sweden have been awarded with praise since the arrival of their debut album back in 1995. Fans and media likewise agree that this act from Sweden is one of the most unusual and innovative phenomena in the international rock music scene.

RITUAL 1995 The four band members, Patrik Lundström (vocals, guitars), Jon Gamble (keyboards, harmonium, harmonic, vocals), Fredrik Lindqvist (bass, bouzouki, mandolin, flutes, etc.) and Johan Nordgren (drums, percussion) mix elements of rock, folk and world music, sprinkle in jazz elements so that their songs move near to avant-garde as well as folk rock, heavy rock or progressive rock.
The feeling that it must have been a decade since their last album is actually not true. Within 18 years they released four studio albums, one live album and played three tours within Europe. They toured 2003 with RPWL, 2004 with Anekdoten and 2008 with The Tangent and Beardfish. Furthermore they played big festivals in their home country, the Sweden Rock, in the US they played Rosfest, and in Mexico, the Baja Prog festival. Even when that makes a studio album just every few years, the time between was busy as the schedule proves. And it is worth to wait such a long time on a new Ritual album. Every single one of their releases, including the often disdained Superb Birth of 1999, is a brilliant and unique gift to the fans of sophisticated music. Each album - from the selftitled debut to the 2003 Think Like A Mountain album and to the Tove Jansson’s inspired The Hemulic Voluntary Band album in 2007 - is so different from the one before, and each album is full of fascinating songs, which makes every record a beautiful gem.

RITUAL 2007 Why is that so? Maybe the variation in Ritual's music can be explained by the variety of their singer Patrik Lundström who is the main composer and driving force behind the band. He not only has Ritual as vehicle for his own music, he also makes a living with professional singing and performing. He sings in a well-booked Swedish ABBA cover band as the ”Benny”, sings backing vocals on Agnetha Fältskogs 2004 solo album, was Swedens official Grand Prix contribution in 1997 with Blond, had a lead part in a Buddy Holly musical, and so on and so forth… and Patrik is also the vocalist for Sweden’s all time progressive rock flagship Kaipa.

Probably that was a lot of inspirations and influences over the years. Let’s see with what Ritual will surprise us with their next Album called "Mr. Blog" as the working title while the band is recording in the studio.

Discography:
- Ritual (1995)
- Superb Birth (1999)
- Think Like A Mountain (2003)
- Live (2006)
- The Hemulic Voluntary Band (2007)


RPWL

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

RPWL 2005 First founded as Pink Floyd tribute band, RPWL quickly decided to write their own music. Their first album, God Has Failed in 2000, secured them success and established RPWL as recording and live artist. With several constant line-up changes they released further albums: Trying To Kiss The Sun (2002), Stock (2003), and World Through My Eyes in 2005. RPWL played a long tour to promote this album and highlighted it with a concert for the famous TV broadcast show WDR Rockpalast. To finish this successful year 2005 they released a live album called Live - Start The Fire.

RPWL 2008After a little break and again with a new line-up 2008 saw the RPWL Experience album, another one which was highly acclaimed and followed by a long tour through the whole of Europe, while also making a trip to the US too. In all this successful years with their own music, they never forgot their roots. Over the years RPWL recorded a few more Pink Floyd songs, such as "Welcome To The Machine", "Cymbaline", "Opel", "Fat Old Sun", which can be found on compilation albums or on their live album Start The Fire.

Discography:

- God Has Failed (2000)
- Trying To Kiss The Sun (2002)
- Stock (2003)
- World Through My Eyes (2005)
- Live – Start The Fire (2005)
- The RPWL Experience (2008)
- Beyond Man and Time (2012)

Rudy's Journey

MELODIC ROCK

Rudy's Journey is the solo project of guitarist Rudi Buttas. In Germany, you don't need to introduce Buttas to the music fans, since he is - for more than 30 years now - a member of Germany's most successful band with German song lyrics: PUR. Rudi Buttas 2001 For his solo project Rudy's Journey, he recalls his roots which are in the fields of melodic rock and art rock. For the album, the project was joined by Michael Sadler from Saga.

Tom Newman

ATMOSPHERIC INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Tom Newman is well-known for his production work. Beside other artists he produced a few albums for Mike Oldfield, including young Oldfield's groundbreaking debut album Tubular Bells from 1973. Tom Newman 1999As a musician Tom was member of the 1968 psychedelic band July and he released about a dozen albums under his own name. Some of them are musically not far from that atmospheric instrumental music which was cultivated in the 70's by Mike Oldfield.

Violet District

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

Violet District from Freising, near Munich, existed from about 1991 to 1997. In that time they played live around their hometown, but also in other parts of Germany and in France. The band released only one album, Terminal Breath, in 1992. Violet District circa 1994 This CD was quickly circulated within the worldwide prog scene of that time and got best reviews everywhere. No wonder, the nucleus of Violet District were the talents of Karl-Heinz Wallner, Chris Postl and Yogi Lang who later became famous as members of RPWL.


KAIPA

Kaipa Solo (1978 Album)


Limited 500 copies BLACK VINYL released January 2018
(40th anniversary of SOLO!)

KAIPA

Kaipa Inget Nytt Under Solen (1976 Album)


Limited 500 copies BLACK VINYL released November 2017

KAIPA

Kaipa same (1975 Debut Album)


Limited 500 copies BLACK VINYL released September 2017

ANYONE'S DAUGHTER

Live!


21.07.2017 Esslingen - Burg Esslingen
with Barclay James Harvest

KAIPA / Mats Löfgren

Mats Löfgren, lead singer with Kaipa from 1977 until 1980 died after long severe illness mid of October 2016. Mats can be heard on the albums KAIPA "Solo" (1978) and KAIPA "Händer" (1980).
Rest in Peace, Mats Löfgren (1951-2016)

KAIPA (DaCapo)

Live in Europe!


19.11.2016 SE- Rock At Sea

06.02.2017 SE - Lund / Into Music
07.02.2017 D - Hamburg / Markthalle
08.02.2017 D - Oberhausen / Zentrum Altenberg
09.02.2017 D - Köln / Yard Club
10.02.2017 NL - Uden / De Pul
11.02.2017 NL - Zwolle / Hedon
13.02.2017 D - Bremen / Meisenfrei
14.02.2017 D - Fürth / Kofferfabrik
15.02.2017 D - Mannheim / 7er Club
16.02.2017 D - Rüsselsheim / Das Rind
17.02.2017 D - Berlin / Musik & Frieden
19.02.2017 DK - Hvidovre / Medborgarsal
25.02.2017 SE - Stockholm / Bryggarsalen
01.04.2017 SE - Uppsala / Katalin

- to be continued -

ANYONE'S DAUGHTER

Trio Live!


09.12.2016 Dornstetten - Wintergarten
10.12.2016 Dornstetten - Wintergarten
11.12.2016 Dornstetten - Wintergarten

KAIPA (DaCapo)

Live in Sweden!


09.09.2016 Simrishamn
10.09.2016 Malmö
11.09.2016 Gothenburg

KAIPA

Kaipa Vinyl coming 2016


ANYONE'S DAUGHTER

Live!


23.01.2016 Ludwigsburg - Scala

EUREKA

New video 2015 'Animated World' appeared on Youtube


=> Youtube 'Animated World'

RITUAL

Live, with new songs!


21.11.2015 Stockholm - Sweden Prog Fest
Ritual will play some old classics and three new songs from the forthcoming album.

=> Sweden Prog Fest 2015

ANYONE'S DAUGHTER

New audiophile Vinyl available!


New Vinyl out!

Anyone's Daughter second album: 250 made in yellow Vinyl, 180 gram with gatefold sleeve. Limited Edition, no reprint!

Anyone's Daughter second album: 250 made in black Vinyl, 180 gram with gatefold sleeve.