Hoelderlin - Traumstadt - Hoelderlin Live

Year of Release: 1994
Label: WMMS/Music Is Intelligence
Catalog Number: WMMS 047/048
Format: CD
Total Time: 84:22:00

Hoelderlin can be seen as one of the legends of German progressive rock. Based around the virtuosity of keyboard player Joachim Grumbkow, guitarist Pablo Weeber and violin player Christoph "Nops" Noppeney, Hoelderlin recorded this live album on 24th and 25th October 1977 (released in 1978). Nine lengthy tracks which show the band's approach to symphonic rock with some spacey journeys intertwined. Most of the material comes from their studio album Clowns And Clouds which apart from putting both violin and guitar in the forefront also introduced some great organ and mellotron. Although influences from Krautrockbands such as Jane, Novalis, Gröbschnitt, Kraan and Birth Control are apparent, this album will appeal to everyone who's into Curved Air, Gentle Giant , Eddie Jobson and UK.

Disc One: Intro (1:29) / Schwebebahn (6:33) / Häktik Intergalaktik (8:08) / Circus (8:04) / Phasing (11:07)

Disc Two: Streaming (8:15) / Die Stadt (12:12) / Mad House (7:24) / Sun Rays (8:44) / Soft Landing (8:57)

Joachim Grumbkow - keyboards
Pablo Weeber - guitars
Michael Bruchmann - drums
Christoph 'Nops' Noppeney - violin, vocals
Hans Bä7auml;r - bass

Hoelderlin's Traum (1972)
Hoelderlin (1975)
Clowns And Clouds (1976)
Rare Birds (1977)
Traumstadt - Hoelderlin Live (1978)
New Faces (1979)
Fata Morgana (1981)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin DE

Added: April 10th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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