Liliental is the side project of Dieter Moebius after Cluster’s momentary break. To accompany the artist in his new musical adventure, the band includes two members of the famous jazz rock band Kraan: Helmut Hattler (on e-bass guitar) and Johannes Pappert (on alto sax parts). The musical engineer Conny Plank who participated to the publication of many Cluster’s albums helps the band for guitar, synth, and manipulated voices parts. Their album was recorded in 1978 for the Brain records label. The tracks range from “ambient” synth experimentations fusing to rock, jazz, “exotic” elements. Liliental is more various, colourful than most of late Cluster albums from its ambient era…
“Breathless” is the sixth Camel’s work. Clearly, has change to a commercial sound, but not so lacking in quality.
Chain Lightning is an album by American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released in 1978. It contains several cover versions like "Crying" by Roy Orbison and some originals.
Hagen formed the Nina Hagen Band in West Berlin's Kreuzberg district. In 1978 they released their self-titled debut album, which included the single "TV-Glotzer" (a cover of "White Punks on Dope" by The Tubes, though with entirely different German lyrics), and Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo, about West Berlin's then-notorious Berlin Zoologischer Garten station. The album also included a version of "Rangehn" (approximately, "Go On"), a song she had previously recorded in East Germany, but with different music.
Pyramid is a progressive rock album by The Alan Parsons Project. It was released in 1978. At the time this album was conceived, interest in pyramids and so-called pyramid power was very popular. A pyramid could be found on the back of a dollar bill, there were stories in the newspapers about the supposed magical properties of pyramids and of course, the cover of The Dark Side of the Moon (in which Parsons was the sound engineer).