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Following up 2019’s hugely successful ‘Tales From Outer Space’ comes this 2023 work by one of the finest Prog/Art-Rock bands to come out of Germany!

Kalle Wallner is THE finest melodic electric guitar player next to PINK FLOYD’s David Gilmour - the man who was the main influence on Wallner’s playing career. That fact is no better demonstrated than on the solos on this new 2023 album! Again the other band members provide the perfect stage for his guitar to flow and soar to the heavens in a style packed with rich flowing melody, the likes of which you rarely hear on most prog albums now.
The keyboards are colourful and precise and always there in abundance without being too flamboyant, and the bass and drums drive everything along in perfect sync. Yogi Lang’s distinctive vocal style is perfect for the band too, as stories emerge through the descriptive lyrics, but it’s when that guitar takes off and soars that RPWL listeners get the real high on a ride of their life … shivers down the spine an all!

On the new long-player ‘Crime Scene’ this Bavarian Art-Rock institution directs its attention to the morbid, the perverse, the evil in good, and the abysses of the human behaviour spectrum in all its unpredictable diversity, which sometimes comes across as bizarrely disturbing and conclusive, if one tries to fathom it.

Over six densely atmospheric tracks RPWL have once again embarked on intensive journeys through their own band vita, as well as their own record collections. The effort of comparisons is always such a thing, because after all this is the 19th release by this internationally successful band.

The partly morbid-dark themes are countered with old-school fuzz, the almost 13-minute ‘King Of The World’ with its growling big muff and its flat vibes, or ‘Life Beyond Control’, which with its offbeat use must surely belong to the heaviest pieces in the RPWL discography, make their confession on the ‘Crime Scene’. The former Floyd-eleven know about the eternal comparisons, but here at the latest it's about the dark side of the soul, you can let pigs fly and some criminals you wish better not to be here...

‘Live In A Cage’ brings the calculation of the as always meticulous sound design of this new RPWL album to the point, seamlessly follows ‘Red Rose’. Band-aid on gunshot wound as a principle. But the delusion of normalized violence wafts in so many households beneath the supposed harmony that the four musicians here would have the listener believe. How does it feel to have no concept of freedom at all, but the fear of leaving bourgeois security is greater? In the lockdown year 2020 alone, the police recorded over 119,000 cases of intimate partner violence, 139 of which were fatal, directed in over 80% of cases against the female part in the relationship. Yogi Lang comments from an artistic perspective that social and personal shadow sides have always fascinated him. Kalle Wallner asks the Gretchen question of how to deal with evil itself: "Who makes us who we are? Is it a question of genetics or is it social circumstances, our childhood, strokes of fate, pressure or offences?"

‘Crime Scene’ is also available as a Black Vinyl LP – Stock # 2206203
‘Crime Scene’ is also available as a Blue Vinyl LP – Stock # 2206201
‘Crime Scene’ is also available as a Red Vinyl LP – Stock # 2206202

‘Crime Scene’ was released on 7th April 2023.


01. Victim Of Desire (8:16)
02. Red Rose (5:35)
03. A Cold Spring Day In ’22 (4:20)
04. Life In A Cage (6:12)
05. King Of The World (12:51)
06. Another Life Beyond Control (7:50)

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