With "Tau", Romanian Folk Black Metal pioneers Negura Bunget not only present the long-awaited successor to "Virstele Pamintului" (2010), but also their first album for Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions with genuinely new song material. "Tau" also marks the beginning of Negura Bunget's ambitious "Transilvanian Trilogy", a sonic and visual tribute to the band's home country. While this first part highlights Romanian nature, parts two and three will deal with man, his traditions and practices as well as spiritual elements.
The only album from the Frech progressive quartet (inc. one British member) appeared on the market in 1972 (on a small Connection label) and featured English lyrics sung by Ian Jelfs - former guitarist of the UK progressive rock formation Circus (of Mel Collins fame). This rare album will certainly delight the majority of fans of early Caravan, Traffic and Brian Auger's Trinity (circa 1970) - with dominant and powerful Hammond organ sounds; tight rhythm section and impressive, jazzy guitar licks (somewhat similar to Allan Holdsworth and Robert Fripp). This LP doesn't contain any fillers and certainly belongs to the top of the early 70's French progressive rock. This CD has been carefully remastered (from original source) and sounds deliciously!
t.A.T.u. is a Russian pop duo (Elena Katina and Yulia Volkova) formed in 1999 when they were both teenagers. Their first album 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane (2002) was the first album from Russian artists to achieve international gold classification. It spawned the huge hit "All the Things She Said" and that famous schoolgirls video. The video only added to the enduring speculation about their sexuality which they did little to dispel at the time. It was not until much later (in the documentary Anatomy of t.A.T.u.) that it became clear that their controversial under-age lesbian image was nothing more than a somewhat sinister stage-managed publicity campaign.