Janus (band). Janus 2019-09-26

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Janus (American band)

janus (band)

Cynical lyrics question whether the sacrifice was necessary. Bruno Lord would embark on a solo career eventually forming a Led Zeppelin cover band called Physical Graffitti of which he was an active member until just recently. Through a local music shop that he had bought a ton of gear from he located saxman Dean Houston. By it's nature House Calls appears more like a musical risk than a band because of the stylistic fluctuation from track-to-track Each individual composition also holds it's own revelations both musically and lyrically which makes House Calls such a delight. The band consists of Colin Orr vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards , Rikki Hanson-Orr vocals, clarinet, keyboards , Thea Hanson-Orr saxophone , Dean Houston saxophone , Ben Stafford keyboards , Rachel Luxon-Robinson and Pam Hodkinson backing vocals. As the name implies plainsong consists of a forlorn melody line rather than measured rhythm that also in times of old relied on the acoustics of cathedrals.

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Janus (disambiguation)

janus (band)

At the time there were other English lads hanging out in Germany and before they knew it they had a band together with Roy Yates on nylon string guitar, another vocalist, Derek Hyatt, Mick Peberdy on bass and Keith Bonthrone on drums. Seeing as the band were operating out of Germany at the time, it's no wonder that hypnotic Krauty sound infiltrated their music a little! Fortunately it's the second side that offers the most exciting moments. It has the same cover and a different label colour, the misprinted title is correct here. Music had never left him completely and by this time Orr had built his own personal recording studio for recreational purposes so he decided to get most of the original band back together to record another Janus album along the lines of the formula they worked with on the Gravedigger album. Arguably the stand out tracks are High Road , an emotion soaked ballad and My Sacrifice a slow rocker that appropriately opens the album acting as a synthesis for a myriad of musical ideas that follow.

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Janus (American band)

janus (band)

The work showcases the contrasting rich cholral tenor of Paul Phoenix with those of 15 year-old prodigy Nathalie Brown whose ethereal vocals could be compared to those of Maggie Reilly sounding very mature which belies her mere 15 years at the time. The 21 minute showpiece doesn't seem plod along as much even though the tempo remains unchanged. Posted Friday, September 24, 2010 Review 300311. He even gets his kids Julie, Rikki and Matt along with Nathalie Brown to sing backup harmonies throughout this remarkable work. Unbeknownst to many this is indeed Janus' 10th full studio album. She also sang in an all-female metal band known as The Starbreakers on the side. It was issued in a numbered pressing of 300 copies on black vinyl and 100 on blue vinyl, but there's also a 50 copies edition for the German market with different cover and 21 test pressing copies, also with different artwork.

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Janus (disambiguation)

janus (band)

The only thing in return that is asked for is a donation to The Francis House Children's Hospice in Manchester, Derbyshire, England which is a benevolent organisation that gives support to sick children and their families. Both Sandy Bartai and Colin Orr became involved with composing commercial archival music before embarking on the next Janus project which would be the most experimental Janus album to date, not that that the previous work lacked trials and errors. You never know what is going to transpire within each piece. It's an enjoyable enough album if you like the early prog style - dramatic opener Red Sun is particularly enjoyable - though I wouldn't say it's solid all the way through; in particular, the brash introduction to Watcha Trying to Do? The young ladies also appear on backup vocals on Sinner's Blues, with lead vocal by original drummer Keith Bonthrone that conjures up images of tumbleweeds, saloons and wild west justice replete with ghostly harmonica. In addition to the more conventional violin, a favourite instrument of Hall was the 1,500 year old Australian aboriginal wind instrument known as the didjerido or by it's more modern name the aerophone. As with previous Janus albums Orr has chosen his soloists prudently with session man Dean Houston on saxophone and classically trained Sandy Bartai on the cello. The first name of the band was Janum, that was later corrected in the right form of Janus the roman god of the beginnings.

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Janus (American band)

janus (band)

This record gave me some interesting and pleasant times. Among the bands making their home on Harvest at the time were Barclay James Harvest, Pink Floyd, The Edgar Broughton Band and Deep Purple so Bonthrone were all of a sudden running with the big dogs. Different styles is blended here and the track is like a journey. Founded in Krefeld, Germany in 1969 - Disbanded in 1974 - Reformed in 1989 1 Roman Religion - Animistic spirit of doorways and archways. By far the heaviest excursion on the album. Colin Orr of Janus has crafted an incredible addition to the band's legacy with Under the Shadow of the Moon. Truth be told, that through all the blur they discovered that the final product, engineered by technicians used to recording classical music, wasn't to their satisfaction and not representative of the way they really sounded.

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Janus

janus (band)

Disbanded somewhere in England ca. The album is meticulously engineered and produced with searing guitar passages, pristine saxophone treatments, unusual orchestrations and utilization of harmonics that reveal the mosaics of this elaborate work. Apparently the political activities going on inside the commune didn't sit too well with the West German authorities and it was time to shut down the party. Janus was one such band and their 1972 album entitled Gravedigger was one of those wonder albums. The title track is a 21 minute masterpiece which on first hearing sounds confusing and erratic - but after 3 or 4 times it starts to make sense and flows beautifully with very dark undertones throughout! Phoenix is positively at the top of his game everywhere but really shines on Wooden Spoon, a mournful l refrain composed by Colin Orr that touches on old fashioned ideals and values augmented by a poignant clarinet melody played by Rikki Hanson-Orr.

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Janus

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At First, I wondered why the shorter, more recently composed tracks were positioned after the first tripped out extended conflagration. They were invited to the local police station to reclaim their passports and this is when Janus' finest hour occurred. There are reflective ballads where Phoenix really shines, Watching You Being Beautiful, I Should Have Known and All Those Second Chances as well as a sweet acoustic folk-like tune about a struggling busker. Prior to a decision, be sure to understand the benefits and limitations of your available options and consider factors such as differences in investment-related expenses, plan or account fees, available investment options, distribution options, legal and creditor protections, the availability of loan provisions, tax treatment, and other concerns specific to your individual circumstances. That's the beauty of Janus recordings. In 2006 Janus released a 5 track demo that contained songs they would later re-record and feature on their 2008 release Red Right Return. Named as such by record company after aforementioned because of split personality nature of far-out music.

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Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dead at 43

janus (band)

Meanwhile the bands unwittingly threw themselves to the mercy of unimmaginative critics who ate their work alive with horrific reviews as if they had committed appaling and unforgivable atrocities against rock 'n' roll music and everything it stood for. Orr has created something unique here that is not unlike waking the dead. So, is this the Janus album that never was from 1973? House Calls harkens back to that 1972 album with dark brooding themes, heavy metal madness and even a wacked out song about greasy food. After some soul searching Orr decided that the creative wheels were ready to turn in another direction. Boyes suggested another classically trained musician, vocalist Paul Phoenix, who was just completing studies at The Royal Northern College Of Music in Manchester. This included a few monumental events including the distinction of being the only band in history to be ejected from The Cavern Club in Liverpool for playing too loud and behaving badly.

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