Wenn wir den angepeilten Quasar dann doch endlich erreichen, hat sie sich schon längst in eine Galaxie verwandelt. Wie wir noch später sehen werden, sind . Febr. Galaktisch, das sind Quasar. Die Eitorfer Band hat nicht nur einen Namen, der den Kern eines weit entfernten Universums beschreibt. Quasar Band. Gefällt Mal. The Quasar is a Band formed by the Drummer and the Singer in They love Alternative Rock and are inspired by Muse and. Die Zusammenführung des brandneuen zweiten Katalogs des Gaia-Satelliten mit weiteren Himmelsdurchmusterungen auf der Erde und im Weltraum hat den bis jetzt absolut leuchtkräftigsten Quasar des Universums dingfest gemacht. Denn nur der Faktor der Zeit macht wirklich klar, wie riesig und unendlich das Universum wirklich ist. Der Quasar J hat eine Rotverschiebung von 4,75, d. Die Eitorfer Band hat nicht nur einen Namen, der den Kern eines weit entfernten Universums beschreibt. Derzeit tritt ein Problem beim Filtern der Rezensionen auf. So sparen Sie bei mehr als Ausflügen! Seit ergänzt zudem die jährige Sarah Fuhrmann den Gesangspart. Diese beiden Seiten machen sie in Kombination recht unberechenbar und manchmal in ihrem Verhalten etwas seltsam, aber durchaus immer stimmig und passend. In dessen Zentrum nach heutigem Verständnis dieser hyperaktiven Galaxienkerne ein Schwarzes Loch mit 20 Milliarden Sonnenmassen stecken sollte, das jeden Tag eine weitere halbe Sonnenmasse verschlingt. Ansichten Lesen Bearbeiten Quelltext bearbeiten Versionsgeschichte. The songs are generally excellent, but the sound quality is sadly not the best on any of these recordings and now that the Live album has been released, the present release is no longer the best way to hear Quasar live on record. Navigation Hauptseite Themenportale Zufälliger Artikel. Mitarbeiter werfen neuer Amtsleiterin Führungsversagen vor Es sollen herabwürdigende Bemerkungen gegenüber Beamten gefallen sein. Verschollen Cassie-Trilogie, Band 2.
All in all a very solid come back that is for sure, and I'm pleased about this new release from start to finish. Fav pieces, all have same level , maybe with a plus on Enigma at the Louvre and opening track.
Nice art work, 3. The music on this album as well as their previous ones belongs in the neo progressive category. Melodic and accessible progressive rock, with a basis in the 's symphonic part of the progressive rock universe.
The majority of the songs revolves around alternating gentle, slow or sparse movements, occasionally developing into arrangements richer in instrument textures with ones more pace-filled and energetic or richly layered, majestic constructions not based on an initial theme of a gentler or more sparse starting point.
The band utilize the tonal ranges fairly well throughout to create both distinct and more subtle contrasts, and the guitars will occasionally add some darker toned impact riffs as well.
Perhaps with less dramatic touches than some other neo progressive bands tend to opt for, but a sound and a style those who love the original neo progressive bands will find enticing.
For just about the first time in the history of this band they have a decent recording quality on their material too. I'll have to admit that on some occasions, I actually found some of the earlier versions of their compositions subtly more enticing, although the only song that gave me a strong and distinct impression of that nature was Power In Your Hands.
Current vocalist Keren Gaiser is arguably a better vocalist as far as subtle details go, but on this particular song I found former vocalist Hatchings more dramatic and emotional delivery better suited to my personal taste.
And while I'll be damned if I can expand upon it, I did think some of the other songs while overall coming across as improved in execution and performance perhaps have lost some minor dramatic edges on the way too.
The one new track present on this disc does give promise for future studio albums by Quasar, a pleasant addition to their repertoire that I suspect might truly soar when recorded in a studio with it's gentle ballad slowly developing to more majestic and dramatic territories until a final dramatic eruption.
While I personally I find their second studio album "The Loreli" to be their most intriguing production so far, I'd recommend those unfamiliar with Quasar to start their inspection of the band with this live album due to an overall better recording quality on this more recent production.
With those fond of neo progressive rock as it was made back in the 's as a likely key audience. The initial four tracks here are live recordings by the edition of Quasar.
And on stage it appears that this band was vastly superior to the studio entity that recorded their debut album two years earlier. In Susan Robinson they had a strong female vocalist that gave the songs a much stronger presence overall, and the songs themselves appears as far more dynamic and sophisticated on stage than they appear on the album.
More contrast, more depth, more tension. The following five pieces documents that the line-up of Quasar can be described in very much the same manner.
Hitchings is the lead vocalist on these recordings, and she's just as able on stage than in the studio if not even more so, and the band as such appears to be a tighter and more vital entity when performing in front of a live audience.
When that has be said, this is a live album that comes with it's fair share of shortcomings too, and in this case they are fairly massive. I don't know what happened when this disc was put together, but something has gone terribly amiss in the mix and mastering process.
Turning the volume up and down from track to track is not something you enjoy doing when listening to an album, and this is a case where you have to adjust a lot.
Second track Fire in the Sky in particular suffers from this, so much lower mixed than the other songs that it is quite shocking I'm afraid.
Another and more major fault is the recording quality. Opening cut Seeing Stars from the version of the band the worst of the lot, so uneven, unbalanced and generally poorly recorded that this one comes pretty close to being unlistenable.
And while the recording quality of final track Power In Your Hands is somewhat better, the uneven recording quality that especially makes the gentler parts of this song suffer a lot makes me give this one a rather similar conclusion.
The other tracks are marginally better recorded, by chance or by accident, but this is by no means a collection of live cuts recorded in a professional manner.
This is bootleg quality live material, and substandard at that. As far as live albums go, this archival collection from Quasar is one that can only be recommended to a select few people: Those who saw the band live back in and and dearly want to dream their way back to the actual concerts, and to ardent fans of the band that have a strong need to find out what the band sounded like live back then.
A live album for the very specially interested only, even if the performance of the band as such doesn't leave much to be desired. Seven years and a brand new line-up had done a lot for Quasar as a band.
As had better recording quality and production I surmise. Like their debut album this is a production that will be regarded as a neo progressive one.
Accessible, melodic symphonic progressive rock, albeit with more of a sophisticated nature to it than the material on their debut album.
A central premise in the band's sound on this occasion is the manner in which the bass guitar is rather central in the arrangements.
On one hand the bass is in tight interplay with the drums to construct a firm drive and rhythm foundation, but on the other hand it serves as the main contrasting element in the compositions.
The guitar may chime in with the occasional darker toned texture, but is first and foremost used as a resonating light toned supplemental motif provider when not providing guitar soloing harmonizing with or supplementing the keyboards.
The keyboards mainly use the lighter tones of the register to provide layers of surging and playful symphonic textures and backdrops to the proceedings.
The bass guitar is the one constant provider of darker toned motifs to contrast the otherwise lighter toned instrument details, and due to that gets a more distinct placement in the arrangements.
Which may also be the reason for why Turner's bass and pedals are also utilized in a more melodic sense than ordinary.
The compositions are accessible and melodic creations all, alternating between gentler movements and sections sporting either a more intense and majestic expression or the occasional lapse into sections of pace-filled and more intense excursions.
The latter occasionally containing minor references to bands like ELP. What adds a lot more life and intensity to this album are the lead vocals.
Tracy Hitchings is the singer on this disc, and her expressive, emotional voice is of the kind that comes with drama and tension as a natural element.
While the instrumental constructions might be a bit too smooth for some, the raw emotion of Hitchings lead vocals adds nerve and tension aplenty to keep matters interesting.
All of these elements arguably finding their perfect form on final track Power In Your Hands. While both production and most instrument textures comes with a distinct 80's sound to them, and due to that will have a limited appeal, "The Lorelei" is a fine example of neo progressive rock from the 's, and if you enjoy that kind of music in general and are fond of the melodic, accessible variety of it in particular this album merits a check.
Especially for those who have a soft spot for emotional, dramatic female lead vocals. Musically we're dealing with a band bound to be placed in the neo progressive sphere whether you'll like it or not.
A UK band releasing their debut album in the early 's with symphonic progressive rock as their chosen style will always end up with this categorization by way of history.
In this case to some extent due to style too, admittedly. Following a very nice, energetic symphonic introduction, Quasar heads straight into the more accessible field of neo progressive rock on this album.
The compositions are light, soft and smooth in construction, with a fairly typical melodic lead vocalist supported by what appears to be a fairly traditional instrument foundation.
No major alterations in pace or intensity, no drastic thematic developments or traits otherwise distinctly out of the ordinary.
Apart from the keyboards that is. Richly layered, soft keyboards coat and cover the arrangements, sometimes opting for a few dramatic flourishes but first and foremost melodic, harmonic and accessible.
At least as the music comes across on this edition. Epic length Mission 14 is the main exception to this description, and as such also a standout composition on this album as far as I'm concerned.
I might also add that the compositions as such, even if of a kind and character that invites to the neo progressive tag, draws their influences from the symphonic progressive rock of the 70's.
Just like the majority of the other bands given the neo progressive description at that time. What may be lacking in my own and others understanding of this version of Quasar's debut album is that it appears to be lifted from a less than perfect source.
The amounts of hiss and clicks that is a presence throughout suggests that the source for this CD has been a vinyl LP, and one played a few times at that.
Which isn't the perfect source to use when you want to reproduce the sounds of a sophisticated band. Details disappear, especially when I get the impression that this wasn't a high budget recording in the first place.
The promo edition I got contained two bonus items: The former is the most interesting of the two, as the female vocalist present on this take and the subtly more guitar based arrangement unless I'm much mistaken and misheard does add more vitality to this composition.
As long as you can live with the technical shortcomings of the CD edition of Quasar's debut album "Fire in the Sky", it is a nice trip into the gentler parts of early 's symphonic progressive rock, neo progressive or not, but if you want to get a presumably superior listening experience, the original vinyl LP is the one to go for.
If you can find one of good quality and are willing and able to pay the price of such a presumably rare item that is.
Be that as it may be, this is still a fine example of smooth, elegant and highly accessible early 's progressive rock.
As the title implies this live album features tracks recorded over several different years. Quasar is a great band that has been plagued by line-up changes through the years and here we have tracks recorded with several different line-ups.
The only constant member is Keith Turner who leads the band even today. The 80's tracks features Susan Robinson on lead vocals and the recordings feature Tracy Hitchings.
The songs are generally excellent, but the sound quality is sadly not the best on any of these recordings and now that the Live album has been released, the present release is no longer the best way to hear Quasar live on record.
The Loreli was released in and this took the band further to perform in Europe as well as the UK. Despite this, the band lost several members shortly thereafter, with Wagstaffe joining the previously departed D'Rose and Leigh in forming Landmarq , whom Hitchings would later join.
Quasar moved to California and with some new members, started performing there. In , Shadowhawk left due to illness and was replaced by Paul Johnson.
Studley was replaced by Clancy Ferrill in Quasar released a Live CD while the band's third album was written and recorded and released in April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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