Airborne — Walk on Water
(*, 1995, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-08-01
Lead vocalist Baggi Buchmann was a prominent contributor to German keyboardist Ines' Hunting the Fox album a couple years ago. Here he is featured with his regular band, a five piece including two guitarists, bass, and drums. Guests include Ines on keys, and producers Hansi Fuchs and Davide Piai contributing acoustic guitars and backing vocals respectively. The music here is far closer to a mainstream metal-grunge-rock than to what most readers would call prog; most of the songs here are your standard song format verse-chorus-verse, with some nice crunchy guitars and good melodic hooks that support Buchmann's vocals-with-an-attitude style well. All the songs are catchy, any of these could land the band a major hit coupled with the right video. The only track where they deviate from the formula is the fifteen-minute album closer "The One," which is basically a suite of three tracks connected by instrumental interludes. Note that this was originally released in '95 on the German Music is Intelligence label, and subsequently licensed to Avalanche.
Related artist(s): Airborne
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more