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Titre : RPWL occupé Source / Auteur : AmarokProg Date : 08/03/2008 Nb consultation : 1879
RPWL nous livre de nouvelles informations sur son album "Rpwl Experience" :
"Hello friends, It's high time: "the RPWL experience" (A protest song is a song which protests perceived problems in society)
In Summer 2007 we started off to talk about recording a new album. The working title was "Choose what you want to look at". We wanted to take a closer look at our mass consumer society. Marketers and advetisers try to fill our needs with products and brands in order to sell things that have nothing to do with the source of our needs. They try to put unreal connections in our mind, maybe for example: If you feel lonely, drink a beer. So you're buying a beer, but you're actually not having friends, you're just drinking a beer. If you think of other needs like moral or spiritual guidance, you'll see how much it influences our culture. And of course modern marketing is not only for the common product: Things like "war in iraq" or unpopular taxes and laws are in the range of modern marketing. For several days I wrote down every advertising slogan I found. It's an interesting thing when marketing plays with our emotions without saying anything about the product itself! One of these slogans was "the becks' experience". Trying to connect a simple beer with music, culture and lifestyle. We took a simular slogan as a title and as a sort of self-critisism: Making music means to play the game, whether you want it or not!
So during the recordings of the new album It seemed quite clear for us to do it different to the production of the last album. Of course we neither wanted to compete with our own album, nor to do a simple Part II. After the spiritual view of "World through my Eyes", the new one is back with both feet on the ground.
We invited an artist to come to the studio. She painted a picture for each song on canvas during production. I'm sure you will love the booklet: music, lyrics and paintings become one when you listen to the songs so that it may be much easier for you to discover "the RPWL experience! Enjoy!
Let's have a closer look at the 10tracks (special edition: 12 tracks) of the album!
"Silenced" is a song about those people who are just living to pay for our wealth. The thing is that most of us are slaves to our habits, and so we are used to let people die in order to live our lifes. Repression is not the right answer to the problems we are causing with our way of live.
"Breathe In, Breathe Out" deals with the ability of being one with the world. In these moments we feel that we're far away from a goal that we may will reach in a remote future.
"Where Can I Go" is about the function of our media. In former times religion was the spiritual and moral guidance. Now mass media is the social helmsman.
"Masters Of War" shows the persons who should be held responsible for a war. This Bob Dylan Song (1963) has become a new dimension in our time. Not only interest of nations, but also brands and economic interests became catalysts for bombing a nation. Who will control the oil fields, rare metal, clean water... The globalized masters of war nowadays are the managers in the executive suites.
"This Is Not A Prog Song" is about the reviewers that don't even listen to the music that they are reviewing. My favorite one was that german guy who wrote that it was such a pity that especially on "Roses" the german accent destroys the song. Have I ever told Ray? But in fact, I searched for the worst reviews and wrote them together! That's it! Oh my god, we suck!
"I Watch Myself Sleeping" : Maybe this is only the death of a personality and as a new born self you're looking to your self as you have been.
"Stranger" is a situation of two soldiers standing face to face in a war. In the knowledge that they have to kill each other. One of them suddenly understands that he doesn't know a thing about his so called enemy: Does he have a family, does he love art or in what does he believe? Of course after this moment of clarity he can't shoot anymore and so he has to die.
"Talk To The River" is a song about life in 3 parts. The river has one direction and leads into the light of Veda. We tried to create a river in the song that leads you from the beginning part of the song to the final destination: being one with the ocean of time.
"Choose What You Want To Look At" : Consumerism is the disease that is caused by our consumer world without limits. I wrote down every advertising slogan I could find. It's an interesting thing when marketing plays with our emotions and needs without saying anything about the product! Reduced to a demographic group, we are not only attacked by interests of brands. Of course political interests are promoted as well: find the right slogan for wars, taxes or laws! You'll see everyone is happy.
"Turn Back The Clock" : Due to our guilty conscience we always talk about turning back the clock to do things better, but I think this are just words... If we could really turn back the clock, would you think we've been able to prevent a single war?
"The RPWL Experience" was released in Germany on 29th February, and is to be released on Europe on 3rd March, in the UK on 10th March and in the US on 25th March.
2008 TOUR DATES:
13 April [D] Freising Lindenkeller
15 April [D] Rüsselsheim Rind
16 April [D] Bremen Meisenfrei
17 April [D] Essen Zeche Carl
18 April [D] Münster Sinn & Sünde
19 April [NL] Zoetermeer Boerderij
20 April [B] Verviers Spirit of 66
25 April [PL] Poznan Blue Note
26 April [PL] Warschau Klub Progresia
27 April [D] Reichenbach Bergkeller
03 May [US] Glenside, PA Rites of Spring Festival
25 July [LT] Vilnius Baltic Prog Fest 2008
11 Sep [D] Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
13 Sep [D] Hannover-Isernhagen Blues-Garage to be continued...
hope you'll enjoy "the RPWL experience"!
love and peace