Hailing from Glasgow, Pub has been making music since he was 14. He recorded his first EP at age 17, later released on his own label Ampoule. He has featured on many other labels since 1998 and played a handful of small tours across the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Spain. Pub also releases other styles of music through Ampoule, some of his guises include Moped Endo and Lucky & Easy. It's a lush, drifting, atmospheric developmental head cleaning affair. Sounding some what hollow to start with, it gains more and more depth through layers of pulsing signals, environmental happenings and some campfire guitar strum-type folk singing towards the end.
Following a stint playing keyboards for Rainbow in the '70s, Californian Tony Carey relocated to Germany, continuing his musical career as a solo artist. He managed to achieve some chart success in the early '80s with songs like "I Won't Be Home Tonight," "A Fine, Fine Day," and "The First Day of Summer." Carey had also formed a creative union with German producer Peter Hauke under the moniker Planet P Project, with Carey handling all of the writing and most of the instrumental duties…
Time passes, and the spark of musical creativity that may have flared in the springtime of our lives often dies out, never to be revived. And sometimes it begins to burn again — not always with good results, mind you. In the case of Legacy of Emptiness, the smoldering embers began to glow again, and have now fully caught fire in their new album Over the Past. Over The Past was written and recorded at Where There's No Tomorrow Studios in the winters of 2013/14 and 2017. Produced and engineered by Eddie Risdal and Kjell-Ivar Aarli. All arrangements by Eddie Risdal and Kjell-Ivar Aarli.
Lyricist Don Black and composer John Barry, together and apart, have a vast award-winning film-score CV, most notably several James Bond films and BORN FREE. The playful Australian pop-opera group The Ten Tenors take a whack at this most vaunted repertoire, to stunning effect. Recorded with the London Session Orchestra at Abbey Road Studio (under the direction of Nicholas Dodd) and produced by John Barry himself, the Tens cover 12 Barry/Black songs, including several James Bond numbers, the theme from GLADIATOR, and three never-before-released compositions.
Stephan Micus' folk soundworld investigations have taken him all over the globe. He is a disciplined student of every musical instrument he encounters, and understands how to get what he needs out of them without comprising either the instrument's original purpose or history, or his own vision, and he lets the instruments (sometimes in strange combinations) speak for themselves from his inner well of inspiration and nearly egoless expression. For those interested in poetry, Micus does in his world of music what poet and translator Jerome Rothenberg (who has compiled countless important anthologies of poetic traditions from all over the modern and ancient world) does for the written and oral tradition in poetry: represents it for what it is and allows the reader/listener to experience it for themselves. The stark beauty of On the Wing is expressed by Micus using Middle Eastern and Asian instruments, from the Iraqi mudbedsh (a single reed instrument made from cane) to the long-necked and bowed Turkish sattar and the Egyptian nay.