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Four of the most sucsessfull Rock Groups of Germany come from Hannover,
Eloy, Jane, Scorpions and "Ramses".
It was been proven that,
at the time, the guitar metropolis was also able to produce talents, what
before was only found in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin.
The band's name had been
created by the former first guitar player who used to love old egypt culture,
one of it's kings being Ramses II. In the first two years the band underwent
some changes. The final formation was only reached in the begining of 1974,
after the testing of several drummers, in personal before the First LP
"La Leyla" and second "Eternit Rise" - team had established.
In 1979, Herbert Natho
and H. D. Klinkhammer have quit the group and so Mathias Möller and
Herbert Wolfslast joined the band.
"CONTROL ME" (2000) ALBUM
Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Sky Records, the legendary Group Ramses releases its fourth studio album after numerous live gigs and a creative sabbatical period.
The contemporary album
is called "Control Me" to express new angles on rock music.
As you know, Ramses was substantially involved in the development of the “Krautrock” movement. During the years, each of the group members has gained experience and virtuosity in their musical performance skills. Of course, time hasn't stood still for Norbert & Winfried Langhorst, Reinhard Schröter, Herbert Wolfslast, and Carsten Loll, but their musical concepts have undergone a remarkable development since the seventies, when the group was formed. Ramses have devoted themselves to the production of 11 completely new compositions, creating an album that reflects a variety of influences and references.
This expression of musical creativity reflects both feelings and fun: controlling this new CD from the first to the last note. Each song is a replete piece of music in its own right. Stylistically Ramses rely solely on their own progressive expressions and skills. None of the album's musical content seems to be drawn from others, the songs develop their own aesthetics, and in a peculiar way, the various atmospheres combine and consolidate to form a coherent entity. The sources of inspiration are from everyday life. A dynamic interaction between love, sorrow and hope, where the past and the present connect time after time.
In addition to the enjoyment of music you are also invited to a world of myth and legend. The CD cover shows Ahriman, the God of Darkness. He is the symbol of evil and portrays the unbridled energy of mankind on earth - a challenge for all of us to keep the devil inside under control and to protect ourselves from sin, violence, and self-destruction. Other songs like Hold On , Control Me or This Planet recall the relationship between these grave subjects. The lyrics also emanate realism and life's charms: this range of emotions puts a new and vivid complexion on the music of this album.
A special highlight is provided by the song "Blues Of A Nation", a homage to Lady Di in the form of a cult ballad with vocal lines that will live in your head for some time. Throughout the whole album, progressive guitar lines are embedded in wide celestial, cosmic sound layers - an affecting panorama, where both light-fantastic rhythms are mixed with clearly flowing melodies and multicoloured romantic impressions.
"Control Me" is an almost archetypal album with original sound collages running all the way through the new songs which will not only evoke memories to lovers of music from the past but will also reveal more than just "good feelings" to the younger generation.
With their proven mixture of musical experience and the sheer enjoyment of playing, Ramses are today better able to carry the torch for an influential and rightful musical heritage.
"FIREWALL (2014)" ALBUM
- this must be celebrated and what is better than
album is called Firewall, the texts are of course influenced by the facts
like the global crises of our time , but also personal feelings and hopes
can be found in the texts, which are printed in the cover and will be explained
Leyla" and "Eternity Rise" are available as 2 Record Set on one CD (SKY
You can download the complete audio file in Real Audio
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