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DER GEFALLENE STERN

Flaming Bess

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3.58 | 42 ratings | 3 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

Verloren im Dunkel:
1. Erwachen 3:14
2. Verloren im Dunkel 1:56
3. Nosce Te Ipsum 5:58
4. Verzweifelt und Vergessen 4:58
5. Der gefallene Stern 6:30

Anderwelt:
6. Anderwelt 4:32
7. Lichtpfad 5:14
8. . wie Wüstenregen 5:16
9. Identropie 4:20
10. Erlösung ? 6:18

Am Fluss von Sein und Zeit:
11. Am Fluss von Sein und Zeit 3:29
12. Die Kyberniten 4:50
13. Haravienna 12:20
14. Rückkehr 4:55
15. Friedhof der Träume 3:45

Total Time 77:16

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Line-up / Musicians

Hans Wende - Bass, Guitar
Hans Schweiß - Drums, Percussion
Peter Figge - Keyboards
Achim Wierschem - Guitar, Programming
Claas Reimer - Loops, Synthesizer, Effects
With:
Mike Hartman - vocals on "... wie Wüstenregen", "Die Kyberniten", "Haravienna"
Julian Küster - acoustic guitar on "Haravienna"
Hacki Kommel - undistorted guitar on "Haravienna"
Jenny K. - vocals on "Vergessen und Verloren" and "Der gefallene Stern"
Markus Roth - synth solo, piano & organ on "Haravienna", flute on "Rückkehr"
Mirjam Wiesemann - voice of the Star
Markus Wierschem - voice of the Nameless
Jef de Corte - orchestral arrangement on "Am Fluß von Sein und Zeit", wind instruments on "Verloren im Dunkel" and "Friedhof der Träume"

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Friday, August 23, 2013

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FLAMING BESS Der Gefallene Stern ratings distribution


3.58
(42 ratings)
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Review by kenethlevine
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3 stars With their 2013 release, FLAMING BESS continues to scale the upward trajectory established by "Waechter des Lichts", while not quite fanning their feathers as on their original recordings. This is as rock oriented as anything they have ever done, with recent electronica yielding to a percussive bite. Mike Hartman is the main vocalist with Jenny K appearing on several tracks. As is customary, narration of the ongoing fable punctuates the proceedings, perhaps somewhat less obtrusively than has been the case in recent years.

The album fairly explodes with a few rousing old style instrumentals that are not that dissimilar, although the theme of the first will reappear several times throughout the 77 minutes like a trusted friend. The ensemble approach illuminates the guitars and keys to best effect. It's true that the acoustic dimension remains perhaps forever buried, but some might not miss it. "Verzweifelt und Vergessen" is one of their best song oriented pieces, launching atmospherically before propelling forward rhythmically while retaining a spacey core.

From here the quality descends a notch for most of the duration, although most pieces are still entertaining, the best being the epic "Haravienna" which overlaps azz/funk/psych territories shamelessly. It's hard not to admire the ambition even if the GPS loses its signal here and there.

Whether or not FLAMING BESS is a rising star or even a star at all may be debatable, but this collective luminescence is anything but fallen.

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4 stars Seven years ago, a friend of mine with a penchant for the obscure got me acquainted with a German band called Flaming Bess. The albums back then were Tanz der Gotter and a more recent one called Finstere Sonne. The music of both albums was pleasant enough, if nothing spectacular. Given that both Ca ... (read more)

Report this review (#1031060) | Posted by Leon Marx | Monday, September 09, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Flaming Bess' music has always struck me as charmingly at odds with its lyrical contents. Simply put, the somewhat self-aware nature and epic cheesiness of their B-movie Sci-Fi/Fantasy plots about the eponymous star-goddess and queen of light tends to clash with their music. The latter, by 2013, has ... (read more)

Report this review (#1030275) | Posted by PleasantShadeofGray | Saturday, September 07, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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