The band seeks to recreate the psychedelic atmosphere of the mid 1960's while blending hard rock, jazz, oriental and even some folklore into their music. … The next album to follow is the same-titled Purple Overdose introducing the flute (Vasilis Kapanikis) and elements of jazz, and a further move towards more progressive compositions. … Purple Overdose have created the sound reminiscent of the 1960's while managing to produce modern, unique compositions to great effect, experimenting with a wide variety of sounds and styles. Flower power lives on!
Quasar in 1980 is the first release of Mythos as a solo project of Stephan Kaske. The intro sounds like an electronic version of Jethro Tull. Although the dominant instrument is the synthesizer, Quasar is not like the classic '70s epics with 20-minute tracks and no clear structure. Vocoder, flute, synthesizer, and occasionally distorted guitars are used in some tracks. Most songs have a dark mood, with chirping and chugging sounds, strong leads, and rhythmic basslines and drum grooves.
I'm not a big fan of post-Soft Machine/Ninesense Elton Dean, generally, since his free blowing requires more patience than I have. But he is in fine (and restrained) form on this album. Keith Tippett is also very good. The music here is in the Coltrane vein.
In the modern hard rock and metal scene there is a new trend to hearken back to the days of yore and take the stylings of the psychedelic bands from the late 60's/early 70's. 3 Speed Automatic is no exception. Laden with enough heavy blues influenced power trio sound to even turn the ear of the most die hard fans of Cream, Blue Cheer and the other gods of the hippie rock past as well.
Along with Lucifer's Friend, Blackwater Park, and other bands even more obscure, Epitaph were members of a curious fraternity of '70s German bands that featured British singers. Founded in Dortmund in late 1969 by vocalist/guitarist Cliff Jackson and his compatriot James McGillivray, plus locally bred bassist Bernd Kolbe, … Epitaph finally re-emerged with 1979's Return to Reality album. Now pursuing a semi-heavy metal angle, this edition of Epitaph recorded two more, poorly received LPs …
Hart auf Hart ist keine Wort-für-Wort-Übersetzung, sondern eine kompromißlose Reflexion der Stones und ihrer Zeit. Für mich hat sich seit den 60er-Jahren gar nicht so viel geändert. Gute Musik wird zum Glück immer gut bleiben, und die Menschen bleiben leider auch immer dieselben.