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Neo-Prog • Germany


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RPWL (Risettion Postl Wallner Lung - the band members) is a German progressive rock band. The band was formed in 1997 as a Pink Floyd cover band. After three years they started to make their own music based on their influences from their cover band era. Their debut CD, God Has Failed was met with international enthusiasm, praise and excellent reviews in all the major progressive rock music magazines.

The band wanted to make a statement with Trying To Kiss The Sun in 2002, which relied more on the band as a creative entity and less on their influences. Their 3rd studio album, Stock was released in 2003. It was formed of the tracks that didn't make it onto the first 2 albums, plus a cover of Syd Barrett's "Opel", which the band used at shows as a soundcheck.

In 2005 they released their 4th studio album World Through My Eyes. This was received well by fans and off it their first single was taken- "Roses" sung by former Genesis and Stiltskin vocalist Ray Wilson.

Later that year, the band released their 1st live album Live- Start The Fire. The double disc album contains the whole of the band's Rockpalast concert, again featuring Ray Wilson on lead vocals for "Roses" and one other track this time, "Not About Us", which is from Ray's one and only album with Genesis entitled Calling All Stations.

In 2007, saw the release of 9--a compilation including 5 previously unreleased live songs and 4 brand new solo songs recorded together by the band. Those studio-tracks are representing the different influences in the band. 9 was released in a limited edition of 999 CDs and was only available from their website.

In February 2008, they released a new album called The RPWL Experience, which diverted greatly from previous efforts. Martien Koolen of DPRP writes, "The southern German prog rock band certainly explores new musical horizons on this album as some songs even sound raw and unpolished."

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RPWL top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.43 | 130 ratings
God Has Failed
2000
3.54 | 136 ratings
Trying To Kiss The Sun
2002
3.69 | 206 ratings
World Through My Eyes
2005
3.48 | 156 ratings
The RPWL Experience
2008
3.88 | 403 ratings
Beyond Man And Time
2012
3.67 | 146 ratings
Wanted
2014

RPWL Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.69 | 46 ratings
Start The Fire Live
2005
4.24 | 29 ratings
The RPWL Live Experience
2009
4.27 | 29 ratings
A Show Beyond Man And Time
2013
4.82 | 22 ratings
Plays Pink Floyd
2015
4.63 | 21 ratings
RPWL plays Pink Floyd "The Man And The Journey"
2016

RPWL Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.27 | 28 ratings
The RPWL Live Experience
2009
4.63 | 35 ratings
A Show Beyond Man And Time
2013
4.63 | 11 ratings
A New Dawn
2017

RPWL Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.11 | 77 ratings
Stock
2003
4.13 | 47 ratings
The Gentle Art Of Music
2010

RPWL Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.42 | 17 ratings
9
2007
4.25 | 4 ratings
Rarities
2010

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 A New Dawn by RPWL album cover DVD/Video, 2017
4.63 | 11 ratings

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A New Dawn
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

4 stars This new DVD has been done on a bigger stage with more actors and theatrical features than any DVD's the band has made in the past. The band has stretched further the production with some narration between a lot of songs that you can watch in German or English. The audio options are generous including a Dolby atmospheric that I should try later, but the surround sound is simply awesome. The concept of the show is about the human liberation of any religions and dogmas into a new world, which explains the title "A New Dawn".

The set list is taken mostly from their latest output "Wanted". The music of RPWL is still close to Pink Floyd mostly in the singing style of the choir and the Gilmour style of singing from Yogi Lang. But I really think that their music is more enjoyable when they get away from the Pink Floyd influence and stick to their own heavy symphonic sound. Not all the songs are excellent especially in the second part of the show. I recommended the video of that show instead of the audio, because of the surround sound and the visuals.

 A New Dawn by RPWL album cover DVD/Video, 2017
4.63 | 11 ratings

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A New Dawn
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by Rivertree
Special Collaborator PSIKE Team & Band Submissions

5 stars It's the band's 20th anniversary which will have caused the decision to offer a special release to their fans ... and of course to those who may be interested in getting closer to this exceptional German band. 'A New Dawn' provides the final gig from the 'Wanted' tour, taking place at their hometown Freising in October 2015. The performance has been captured with excellent audio and video quality, thus leading into a DVD respectively Blu-Ray format either, and furthermore provided on double CD and triple vinyl. This all available via Gentle Art Of Music starting in mid-July 2017.

Luckily I already had the chance to experience them live a few times, recently during their RPWL plays Pink Floyd tour. Always a pleasure, a challenging occasion, as they are excellent musicians and performers, furthermore always showing interest in interacting with the audience, also afterwards, when the gig has ended. But, as for that issue, it's quite differing. Just a very special event, a spectacular 120 minutes lasting performance, where they are highly concentrated on themselves exclusively for good reason.

Actually there is only one option if you're intending to come in - solely the video release will let you take part at this rock opera for real. Right from the very start the RPWL members are acting from the underground, being wanted like criminals according to the album's conceptional background. Here they are courageously heading for a confrontation to certain political and religious leaders. This because they dared to distribute a recepture against intellectual fatigue to the masses. The band will perform the complete album song collection of course, bonus track inclusively.

The show is enriched with diverse interludes and a huge staff of actors, bringing real theatrical action to the stage. Furthermore additional musicians are appearing, for example Thomas Schlichenheimer on sitar and Manfred Fenneberg using percussion. And so, though deriving from the predecessor 'Beyond Man And Time' album, the extended Fisherman appears to be my absolute highlight. RPWL might be told off tending to mainstream rock here and there, but this epic song at least is prog pure as no other. Fantastic guitar solos contributed by Kalle Wallner.

And keyboarder Markus Jehle proves that he has evolved to a real key figure while artfully variating with mellotron, hammond, piano and synthesizer. The audience, equipped with reserved seats, is obviously delighted. Perfect Day will bring them on their feet at the latest. A Clear Cut Line is reminiscent to Clare Torry on Pink Floyd's 'The Great Gig In The Sky' a bit, due to vocals contributed by Conny Kreitmeier, Bine Heller and Julia Schröter. Somehow reminding me at Steve Hogarth Yogi Lang acts very confident.

Revelation Reprise rounds this masterpiece up, the following two encores are separated. Highly recommended, and this goes to the DVD respectively Blu-Ray version in particular. And now like putting the cherry on the cake even a limited Collector's Box is available, besides making-of and film script also exclusively including that already aforementioned homeopathic drug named 'Veritas Forte', which once brought them out of favour. Brilliant!

 A New Dawn by RPWL album cover DVD/Video, 2017
4.63 | 11 ratings

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A New Dawn
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars German band RPWL have been a going entity since 1997, and are celebrating 20 years as an active band this year. They have half a dozen studio albums to their name so far, as well as a number of live CD and DVD releases. "A New Dawn" is the most recent of the latter, and is set to be released in mid-July 2017 through their own label Gentle Art of Music. One should perhaps note that this is a review based around a digital, streaming advance promo of the DVD rather than the physical product itself. As such, there are aspects of the DVD itself I am unable to comment on.

It's been a few years since RPWL released a new studio album, with their latest CD of original material dating back to 2014 and the album "Wanted". The live DVD "A New Dawn", which will also be issued as a live CD, was captured in the tour the band made to promote that album. For anyone that saw the band live on that tour, one should note that this performance was from the final date of that tour, and that the band made that specific event a rather extravagant one, a performance rather more elaborate than what had been the case in the previous dates of the tour.

This two hour long show is about much more than a mere concert. Songs are played obviously, and there is a theme involved too, one that revolves around personal freedom and growth as well as the inhibitions on those aspects due to blind faith and the fear and obedience this has on the thoughts and actions of man. The theme is brought to life and alive however, in a manner not too many bands of this stature ever will take on I imagine. One aspect of it is that some songs are played out in the manner of a rock opera, where vocalist and main man Yogi Lang acts out a role when performing. The other and rather more spectacular aspect of this concert is that it plays out in a more theatrical role as well. Actors take on roles and bring topics and themes from the songs alive: I understand a grand total of 50 persons were involved in this aspect of the production. Multimedia sections further emphasize the themes and messages explored as backdrops, and it all combines into a seamless totality, up to and including a narrator that takes the stage to reflect upon certain messages throughout the concert. A special mention goes to the manner in which the band manage to present a god, presumably the Christian one, as a dead and hollow shell controlled by humans.

The image quality appears to be of good quality throughout: The images are sharp, the color balance holds a good quality though, although you will never escape the presence of the colored stage lights and how they will tone images on occasion. A good number of cameras have been in use, and as a visual experience we have good motion and fluent shifts of images throughout. Some effect filters have been applied here and there, which in my view wasn't really necessary, but it is not done to the extent of having any detrimental effect.

The audio is of the quality one expects in this day and age too, if further treated and enhanced in the studio after the fact I cannot tell, but it does come across as accurate so if any doctoring have been applied it'll most likely be to treat more subtle details. The performance comes across as a good and tight one too: This show is the final date of the tour and everything appears to gel just about perfectly throughout. The theatrical aspects of the performance obviously elevates the total experience in this context too, as there is quite a bit more to watch than merely a band playing on stage.

For those unaware of this band previously, their brand of progressive rock is one that revolves rather heavily around a foundation comparable to late 70's Pink Floyd. At times sounding markedly similar to that band, but also allowing themselves to reach beyond those confines and as such establishing a stronger identity than being merely a band to be described as Floydian.

All in all "A New Dawn" comes across as an excellent production, combining aspects of the theatrical play with the rock opera and a concert performance, and in a most excellent manner too. The very nature of the show captured makes this live DVD rather different from any of their previous live DVDs, in addition to this production obviously revolving around the material from their latest studio album. As far as live DVD's go this one should appeal to most people fond of rock operas I would guess, and those who treasure a concept being brought to life on stage should also find great pleasure in seeing this production for themselves. The obvious conclusion for me is that this is a DVD that is recommended for the reasons stated above, and then in particular to existing fans of RPWL as well as to those who tend to treasure the sounds and atmospheres similar in nature to what Pink Floyd did in the late 1970's.

My verdict: Highly recommended

 A Show Beyond Man And Time by RPWL album cover DVD/Video, 2013
4.63 | 35 ratings

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A Show Beyond Man And Time
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

4 stars This DVD was filmed with that same Metal Minds Productions team that have produced many projects oh that genre in the past and continue to do so at low cost for the artists. The show is 90 minutes of the complete concept album " Man Beyond Man and Time". This album was not intended to be a concept album at first but became one when musical ideas were popping out. This concept is based on the story of the responsibility of the man through different characters like the scientist, the fisherman and the blind. The band decided the only way to keep the audience close do that story was to create a dynamic visual experience with Yogi Lang costumes, projections, and big screens. The musicians were hiding behind those screens creating some Chinese shadows. As for the music, the live versions of that album was a real success and gives me the impression that the album was better than I could remember. For those who don't know how the band sound, the Pink Floyd influence is huge with more edgy guitars tones and a little Ozric Tentacles influence in the first part of the show. For the first time, Metal Mind has done a discrete surround sound where you can hear a lot of keys sound in the back to complete the visual experience and make it a nice addition to your collection.
 RPWL plays Pink Floyd Live, 2016
4.63 | 21 ratings

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RPWL plays Pink Floyd "The Man And The Journey"
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by moulsham

5 stars As Close as you can get to hearing Pink Floyd's "lost" album.

The only now official version of this lost masterpiece allegedly appears in a cleaned up version on disc 236 of the Early Years. For those without several hundred pounds to pay EMI there is a choice; either track down a bootleg of the 1969 Amsterdam Concert or buy this recreation of the masterpiece by RPWL.

Sonically in a different league to the bootleg and sounding uncannilly like a facsimile of Pink Floyd, this live Album is outstanding. Many listeners and indeed many PF cover bands ignore anything before DSOTM but what a shame (something that the two disc early years focusses on to its credit).

The Man and the journey was essentially a 'best of' the early years segued into a concert - cymbeline, green is the colour, Eugene, grantchester meadows, bits of saucerful etc.

And RPWL have not only recreated it perfectly. They have brought it to live and invite - like the Early Years - a detailed study of this pre-superstardom phase.

 Beyond Man And Time by RPWL album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.88 | 403 ratings

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Beyond Man And Time
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by Prog Leviathan
Prog Reviewer

4 stars RPWL, who seem to be a perpetual underdog in the prog world when compared to some of the big hitters, have created a wonderfully crafted and artistic rock experience with Beyond Man and Time. From start to finish this album gives us excellently composed songs that are soulful, compelling, and engaging.

One thing I especially like about Beyond Man and Time is the fact that the band strengthens a unique sound beyond the Floydian influence that everyone seems to brand them with. Above me, there are 10 reviews of this album, and the word "pink" shows up 24 times... that's how much people like comparing RPWL's sound to Floyd. I think this is bogus, because the band is great regardless who they take inspiration from, and have a identity and tone that is unique. Beyond Man and Time shines with class and nuance and electric energy that is very different than Shine on You Crazy Diamond!

The album opens very strongly with "We Are What We Are," a great piece of prog with features a complex song structure that shifts between dramatic instrumentals, hook-filled vocals, ambient breaks, and slinky grooves. RPWL brings the total package here, and it sounds great.

In the songs that follow we're given numerous extended tracks and variety. "Beyond Man and Time" emphasizes guitar textures and soloing, "Unchain the Earth" an immensely uplifting and catchy melody, "Ugliest Man in the World" a heavy, driving riff, etc. There isn't a dud in the entire album, and I'm very impressed by the overall groove and feel

Instrumentally the band takes a nuanced approach that almost feels like less-is-more. Wallner's guitar is smooth and effective, stepping into the background frequently to let the band as a whole create a lush sound to the songs. There is a ton of variety to his playing. His soloing, when it occurs, is typically short and sweet. This also goes for Jehle's keyboards, who is also largely responsible for giving Beyond Man and Time it's classic prog feel. Bandleader Lang does a nice job with his vocals and bass duties as well. His voice is rich and emotive though doesn't have a dramatic range.

So where does Beyond Man and Time fit into the band's library? The top. It's very near a 5-star release, and a great example of modern art-rock. Recommended!

Songwriting: 4 - Instrumental Performances: 4 - Lyrics/Vocals: 4 - Style/Emotion/Replay: 5

 World Through My Eyes by RPWL album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.69 | 206 ratings

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World Through My Eyes
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by brainsuccasurgery

5 stars The first track, "Sleep", is a misnomer and transports us from the outset in the heart of the matter. Progressive accessible ambitious shimmering, personal, modern, cultured, full of ideas and sensitivity. Get the picture. With real pieces, successful, faithful but free, respectful but not enslaved or subject. A kind of pop-prog reinterpretation of Pink Floyd depressed face, that was Rick Wright and Dave Gilmour sides, tenderness in tears, opposite side of revolt 'bile' Roger Waters. "Start The Fire" (5:06) boosts psychedelic refrain, while "Everything Was Not Enough", another replica of "Us And Them" Wright narrowly saved by a final breathtaking symphony of a marathon runner on the starting line, confirms. "Roses" (6:39) drives the nail in the head, the melody under the skin and a little too open. Dissatisfied with his own performance, it seems, the singer Yogi Lang gave way to Ray Wilson who needs no introduction to fans of Genesis and the opportunity to sing like Ray Wilson. Everyone is happy! After four songs, we realized we were dealing with the serious music that looks like a animal: never ugly, she moves well in his skin, balanced, she received the gift. This RPWL album, a summit in an exemplary career? A huge work in any case, a bomb, better than ever. And it is not the classy "3 Lights", with its small welcome Mellotron keys, which give us wrong. Total distinction, you see which distinction I'm talking about. At the end, we look at all smiling because we have realized that Yogi Lang had found the synthesizer of Manfred Mann. Free supplement at the end of song: a guitar solo that seems sad to go. The surprising "Sea Nature", free cover and unashamedly old thing of Steve Hillage (album Green, 1977) has the merit of being more impressive than the original. And that damn rhythm that moves like a cobra crazed by the sun. With "Day Of My Pillow" unclassifiable soap bubble (by me, at least), we can easily forget the unpleasant moments of life. "World Though My Eyes" (10:04), logically the most ambitious, starts in a spectral atmosphere that surrounds such a beautiful flag of death. India yet, but nauseous and sewers India, then India and its magical secrets. First walk in the valley of shadow, escape the clutches of darkness before the light finally meet. Classical route. After we laugh. After only. Along the way, among the proudest of us, to show they have mastered the matter, did not fail to wave again the obvious quote: Manfred Mann's Earth Band at the top of its form, that is to say Solar Fire or Roaring Silence. All this will at least have to talk to a group somewhat forgotten these days. The title track is similar to the unforgettable "Gentle Art Of Swimming" (Stock album), the light obviously less. It continues with "Wasted Land 'meeting stamped eighties' between the sweetness of Floyd and heroic rhythm early U2. And ends with "Bound To Reach The End" still influenced by Pink Floyd but modernized by Porcupine Tree, with in apotheosis a tearing guitar solo by a Kalle Wallner in a state of grace that takes off like a winged horse. Grandiose! Did you know that in the most insipid song, one can discover the most noble sobs of the human race? Once again, here I drift? Not completely because I want to talk about the voice Yogi Lang. Oh nothing important, or not enough to make up stories. I read a few lines from sad, yet full of good will, which described a "stamp monotonous [...] quickly tiring" faced to the of Ray Wilson one which "looks like a godsend." The eternal question of taste ... Yogi Lang sings more with intellect than with his gut, much like Gilmour. So what? Yes, the singing seems monotonous, but soft, lived, enveloping, soothing ... and I'm not tired. Yogi Lang singing is not perfect, but this imperfection is ab emotional one If I had a desire to show the power of progressive music, RPWL music would be a good example of this power. RPWL is a talented group, stylish, successful. No need to fight, to explain further. Now I know that World Though My Eyes is a major work, hampered by some headwinds, a record far from perfect but whatever. Because it seems like a sublime and ridiculous fusion of all our passions . Made to remind us that it is not necessary to die to find paradise ...
 Beyond Man And Time by RPWL album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.88 | 403 ratings

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Beyond Man And Time
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by Gatot
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars One can easily mention the characteristics of legendary prog music , for example the music of Genesis or Yes were considered as being symphonic and melodic; Gentle Giant was complex with great choirs while Pink Floyd was considered simple but great with their "feel" as well as soundscape. RPWL has been pigeon-holed by prog fans as a Pink Floyd- influenced band and many like the band very much. What I can say about RPWL is the simple side of Pink Floyd as RPWL has not so far demonstrated the "feel" part especially with Gilmourian style in playing guitar. Occasionally I know also the music of Cold Play and I would say the music of RPWL is somewhat similar as well with Cold Play even though RPWL is less poppy compared to Cold Play.

You will find this album full of joy while you spin it as each and every individual track has been nicely composed and it flows naturally from start to end with practically regular beats and tempos producing nice grooves. The only exception is the opening track that basically an ambient opening to the album and sets the overall tone of the music featured in this album. You will find some guitar work here and there but it's thinly mixed and not extremely exposed beyond the surface like typical Pink Floyd with stunning guitar solo and feels. It's probably by design as today's youngsters are not quite keen with harsh or heavy guitar solo but they'd like the thin sound instead. You may refer it to the music of Cold Play which basically no exposure with guitar solo.

From the second track "We Are What We Are [The Keeper]" (9:33) you can find right a way how nice the music is especially with its combined melody through the vocal line and the rhythm section that lends itself from the Pink Floyd platform. "Beyond Man And Time [The Blind]" (6:42) provides the nuances of Division Bell's sort of sounds with some guitar solo that makes the music really nice."Unchain The Earth [The Scientist]" (7:19) flows slowly with good ambient as opener plus some guitar fills, moving in crescendo with good soundscapes. The upbeat tempo The Ugliest Man In The World [The Ugly] (8:09) might be of interest to you as it has quite straight forward structure combined with some breaks using acoustic guitar and vocal line. There are some harder parts with a bit of exploration on guitar work. Most of you who adore prog music might want to digest the tenth track "The Fisherman" which has an approx 17 minutes total duration in three movements: High As A Mountain [Part 1], The Abyss and return back to High As A Mountain [Part 2]. One of the reasons could be the use of mellotron-like soun that reminds us to the hey day of progrock in 70s. I also like this epic as it flows nicely from start to end with nice soundscapes.

Of course you would not get something in the nuances of Pink Floyd's "Dos" or "Pigs" or "Have a Cigar" in this album by RPWL. But for sure you can get many things in the vein of Division Bells all along the entire album here. It's a very good album especially for those of you longing for Pink Floyd. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

 Wanted by RPWL album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.67 | 146 ratings

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Wanted
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by Progrussia

3 stars The grubby mug-shot cover is almost a deliberate contrast with pretentiousness of Beyond Man and Time. But how is it musically? Well, its still an accessible mix of heavy prog and Pink Floyd and U2 influenced pop-prog. There's an attempt to make it sound modern by adding a dash of electronica. Lyrically it's angry, but musically rarely so.

It's more of a summing-up of the band's strengths kind of album rather than a leap forward. But if you think you could weasel out of listening the entire catalogue by getting just this, I'd still recommend listening the back catalogue. Because for all their good ear for melody, there's no song here that would stand out, like Silenced on RPWL Experience, for example, or the entire Beyond Man and Time.

 Wanted by RPWL album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.67 | 146 ratings

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Wanted
RPWL Neo-Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars German band RPWL, led by vocalist Yogi Land and guitarist Kalle Wallner, is fast approaching a solid veteran status with a history going back 17 years or thereabouts. During that time they have issued just about a dozen of releases, live albums, DVDs and compilation discs included. "Wanted" is their sixth studio production, and was released through Lang and Wallner's Gentle Art of Music label in March 2014.

RPWL as of 2014 is a band that appears to focus on two aspects of their repertoire that perhaps are slightly at odds with each other: accessible but sophisticated compositions, listener friendly songs with plenty of them well suited to mainstream and classic rock airplay but still maintaining the use of multiple themes and contrasting sequences. As this is the second album in a row that explores a conceptual story, and these are the only ones RPWL have made that do just that, it would appear that this is a second focus area for the band, which at least for some will be somewhat at odds with the aforementioned accessible and radio friendly description. Those fond of accessible progressive rock explored within a conceptual context are the obvious key audience as seen from the perspective of this website.

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