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. MAY 2008
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The band RPWL started with a desire to play "Pink Floyd" songs. After three years, they decided to become a group with good potential, lots of talents and musical personalities. The band plays a style of Progressive Rock that, combines elements of various inspirations, utilizing all of the classic elements and sounds of the original progessive rock bands of the 70's. Since the first release, it's clear that the band is trying to capture their particular sound or a renowned style. They play a powerful and virtuoso music, with great voices, symphonic guitar solos, incredible bass riffings, dynamic drums, adding a lot of atmospheric keyboards. RPWL is a kind of band with a high proportion of creativity, motivation and amazing musical inspiration, with a high level of professionalism and a great perfection. "The RPWL Experience" is one of those happy surprises that, express the musicians' feelings and emotions through their beautiful music. Listen carefully all tracks, you must have a special attention to the songs "Silenced", "Breathe In,.Breathe Out", "Masters Of War", is a song very reminiscent of "Pink Floyd", "I Watch Myself Sleeping", "Talk To The River", "Turn Back The Clock" and "Reach For The Sun". If you consider yourself a fan of Progressive Music you must have this album. Brilliant, fantastic, and amazing work, highly recommendable...

The present line-up of the RPWL are:
Yogi Lang - Vocals, Keyboards
Karlheinz Wallner - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Chris Postl - Bass Guitars, Backing Vocals
Manni Müller - Drums, Backing Vocals
As a guest musucians:
Markus Jehle - Live Keyboards
Mark Anderton and Bine Heller - Additional Vocals

RPWL

RPWL is a German progressive rock band. The band was formed in 1997 as a "Pink Floyd" cover band. The name was taken from the first letters of the original 4 members; Chris Postl, Phil Paul Rissettio, Yogi Lang, and Karlheinz Wallner.

After three years they started to make their own music based on their influences from their cover band era. Their debut CD, "God Has Failed" was met with international enthusiasm, praise and excellent reviews in all the major progressive rock music magazines. 

2002 brought "Trying To Kiss The Sun" which saw the band developing more their own sound and not relying so heavily on their influences. Their 3rd studio album, "Stock" was released in 2003. It was formed of the tracks that didn't make it onto the first 2 albums, plus a cover of Syd Barrett's Opel, which the band used at shows as a soundcheck.

In 2005 they released their 4th studio album "World Through My Eyes". This was received well by fans and off it their first single was taken- "Roses". This tune also featured the ex "Genesis" and Stiltskin lead singer Ray Wilson, on lead vocals. There is no record as to the chart position of the single. The special edition of the album was also mixed by Lang in 5.1 and was released as an SACD hybrid disc.

Later that year, the band released their 1st live album "Live- Start The Fire", known to fans of the group as just "Start The Fire". The double disc album contains the whole of the band's Rockplast concert, again featuring Ray Wilson on lead vocals for Roses and one other track this time, Not About Us. Ray recorded this song with Genesis in 1997 for the Calling all Stations album. This was a way for the band to pay tribute to the other main band that has influenced them greatly apart from "Pink Floyd"; "Genesis".

Although no release was made in 2006 "Blind Ego", Karlheinz Wallner's solo project are due to release their first album "Mirror" in early 2007. Plans have also been made for a live DVD release and a new studio album is on the cards.

On 9/9/2007, an album called "9" was released. "9" is a compilation including 5 previously unreleased live songs and 4 brand new solo songs from Yogi Lang, Chris Postl, Manni Müller and Kalle Wallner, recorded together by the band. Those studio-tracks are representing the different influences in the band. "9" was released in a limited edition of 999 CDs and was only available from their website.

In February 2008, they released a new album called "The RPWL Experience".

New Release

"The RPWL Experience"

01) Silenced
02) Breathe In,
......Breathe Out
03) Where Can I Go?
04) Masters Of War
05) This Is Not
......A Prog Song
06) I Watch Myself
......Sleeping
07) Stranger
08) Alone And Scared
......(bonus track)
09) Talk To The River
10) Choose What You
......Want To Look At
11) Turn Back The Clock
12) Reach For The Sun
......(bonus track)

All songs written and performed by RPWL, produced by Yogi Lang, published by Farmlands/ Universal Music.

"The RPWL Experience" studio album" is an excellent addition to the growing catalog of InsideOut Music, the perfect home for RPWL.

Also visit the band at Myspace.

For more information and every thing about the band, please visit RPWL HOME PAGEN
 
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