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Torsten Weber (guitar)
Guy Pratt (bass)
Yvo Fischer (bass)
Stefan Treutter (drums)
Conny Kreitmeier (backing vocals)
Bine Heller (backing vocals)
and many more
Concerts by Yogi Lang are rare. Not with RPWL of course, because with his main band the singer, keyboardist and producer is touring frequently and regularly. So the fans were all the more delighted that last November they had the chance to get a little impression of Yogi Lang’s current solo album “A Way Out Of Here” live on stage for five concerts – finally. The whole thing took place as an opener as part of the second part of the RPWL “Tales From Outer Space” tour.
The recording happened at “De Cacaofabriek” in Helmond, the Netherlands – and for Yogi Lang already for the second time. Because it was this wonderful concert hall where RPWL bravely interpreted and captured the reincarnation of Pink Floyd’s “The Man And The Journey” for a live CD and DVD in 2017.
The line-up by Yogi Lang’s band shows how much RPWL is a family: because in addition to his ancestral guitarist Torsten Weber, RPWL members Marc Turiaux on the drums, Markus Jehle on the keyboards and Kalle Wallner were exceptionally experienced this time on the bass . This wonderful line-up was complemented by the two exceptional singers Caroline von Brünken and Bine Heller.
Even if the set consisted of only about 30 minutes and four songs, you could feel the joy of playing and the enthusiasm of all musicians for the music at any time. You will be swept into the concert with a rousing version of the album opener “Move On”, followed by the incredibly groovy first single and the title track “A Way Out Of Here”. “Shine On Me” – the second single from the current studio album – creates continuous goosebumps before the final “I’ll Be There For You”, besides Torsten Weber, also shines the two singers Caroline von Brünken and Bine Heller.
Yogi Lang leads through the short but intensive program with a lot of charisma in the usual entertain manner, confidently and almost modestly. With every word and every sentence you can feel that his music is a very personal concern for him.
Music connoisseurs who appreciate modern, excellently played and produced art rock with wonderful little stories will not only love the current studio album, but also these four live songs. It’s a shame that it’s only “4 songs live”. But we hope for more.
|15 May 2020
|YouTube (concert film)
|Streaming & Digital
Love has got to be the way!
Nine years after his “No Decoder”, RPWL frontman Yogi Lang announces a new solo album -expectations are high after such a long time. The new album titled “A Way Out Of Here” not only offers a colourful palette of art rock with its nine songs, but also illuminates the essentials of life with all obstacles, fears and rays of hope. A song-serving brilliant band, analog synthesizers and epic choirs provide the basis for Yogi Lang’s gilmouresque voice.
“For a long time my life was dominated by the certainty that there was a solution for all problems. We just have to fight for it,” explains Yogi Lang. “Even though, as with the title track, you basically don’t know how you got into a situation. Somewhere there must be a way out, as suggested in the title of the album: “Where there is a way in, there must be a way out”.
The first symphonic wall of sound is only a few seconds away: “Move On” – obviously audibly linked to the debut work – gently pulls the listener out of everyday life. There are many personal experiences in “A Way Out Of Here”, which the album wants to convey in peace, without hustle and bustle, without false pathos. Love often seems to offer a possible solution for problems. “Love is All Around” and “Freedom Of The Day” believe in the ability of love and empathy to banish just about any problem to insignificance. But what if this “Way Out Of Here” does not exist? In “Shine On Me” the protagonist cannot accept the loss of his partner, just ignores it and in the last of the nine tracks “I’ll Be There For You” we also find the last promise to stay with a loved one to the very end, if necessary, at any cost. This already ends a multi-layered and very emotional journey through Yogi Lang’s world of thoughts.
The music and lyrics were all written by Yogi Lang, only “Freedom Of The Day” was written in cooperation with none lesser than bassist Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, David Gilmour). Of course Yogi Lang himself plays all keyboards on this great solo album, which will also be available on vinyl (180 g) for the connoisseurs. The CD will initially be released as a limited edition with the bonus DVD “Live At De Boerderij” from 2011.
Music connoisseurs who appreciate modern, outstandingly played and produced art rock with wonderful little stories will love this album. Music in which the spoken word alone is no longer enough to express what wants to be said.
|CD + DVD
|Vinyl (180g, transparent)
Just in time for the band’s tenth anniversary, RPWL frontman Yogi Lang contributes the final mosaic piece for RPWL’s unmistakable sound. The powerful singer-songwriter record is set for release on November 5th and features a top-class recording lineup (e.g. PINK FLOYD’s Guy Pratt).
After guitarist Kalle Wallner’s metal-flavored solo records (BLIND EGO) and the progressive “PARZIVAL’S EYE” by bassist Chris Postl, Yogi Lang’s solo debut is set for release and gives us the third and final piece that completes RPWL’s mixture. Singer, keyboarder and producer Yogi Lang has summoned prominent supporters for his album: Manni Müller on drums (Ex-RPWL, CLAUDIA KORECK), Torsten Weber on guitar (DOORS OF PERCEPTION) and distinguished bass luminary Guy Pratt (PINK FLOYD) underline and emphasize the singer’s expressive lyrics in their very own exceptional way. Special appearances by violinist Anne de Wolff (ROSENSTOLZ among others) and Dominique Leonetti, singer for French progressive band LAZULI, add another artistic layer of color to the record.
An album as complete and as personal as in any way possible: Yogi Lang defies of staffage and needless acoustic decoration – the songs float free within the emotions and leave certain topics to move drift spherically in time. With the stunning Artwork from Artist Judith Reichart the Digipack becomes a real collector’s piece. Furthermore, the digital download-package includes a bonus track, which doesn’t appear on the regular album. “NO DECODER deals with the inability to project one’s thoughts and feelings on another person and consequently with the failed simple attempt to be understood,” says Yogi Lang and immediately emphasizes the significant importance of his songs’ lyrics. “A song can only be as good as the message behind it.”
|Gentle Art Of Music