Bachdenkel一支来自英国的乐队,组建于1968年,最早名字叫做 “YOU KNOW WHO”,乐队成员包括Colin Swinburne(vocals/guitars/keyboards), Peter kimberley(bass/piano/vocals)和Brian Smith(drums), 以及Karel Beer后来加入作为制作人,乐队成立后移居法国,专辑的制作和演出也主要集中在法国,乐队在10年里总共只发行过2张专辑,这张 “Lemmings”1970年就已经录制完成,1973年才发行,第二张 “Stalingrad”(这是个古斯拉夫语单词)发行于1977年,91年再版(我没找到),乐队的风格里参杂着60年代末的Psychedelic和一些比较飘的space rock,整体的编排上感觉属于比较轻的progressive & art rock,配器不复杂,口味不是很重,注重旋律,主唱的声音也很不错
BACHDENKEL was an English rock band that started under the name “YOU KNOW WHO” in 1968. The three piece consisted of bandleader Colin Swinburne on vocals/guitars/keyboards, Peter kimberley on bass/piano/vocals and Brian Smith on drums, with Karel Beer as additional musician, lightening engineer and producer. The band moved to France to live, perform and record.
In the 10 years of excistence BACHDENKEL only recorded 2 albums, the first album “Lemmings” was recorded in 1970, but wasn’t released until 1973, the second album called “Stalingrad” (in cyrillic letters) was recorded and released in 1977. in the mean time BACHDENKEL toured small venues through europe (mostly France).
BACHDENKEL started as a Flower Power psychedelic rock band (Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Beatles, Procol Harum), but developed towards a more symphonic/melodic progstyle for their second album. Their sound is dominated by guitar and drums, with great vocals and occasional keyboard passages.
The band wasn’t (and isn’t) well known, but that doesn’t lesson the experience and thrill you get when listening to their music. The 90’s revival of prog resulted in some aknowledgement to their music, and Bachdenkel re-released their two albums on CD, with additional, mostly unreleased, material. Those CD’s are very much recommended, also because the additional songs are practically as good as their previously released ‘forgotten’ masterpieces.
A fabulous band that deserves universal recognition.
03. An Appointment With The Master
04. The Settlement Song
05. Long Time Living
07. Come All Ye Faceless
08. The Slightest Distance
10. A Thousand Pages Before