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The RPWL Experience

a Studio release
by
RPWL

Release Year: 2008

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Inside Out / Tempus Fugit / SPV
This is a March 2008 release with pre-orders from the band's site offered. It comes in both a regular and Special Edition (which contains 2 additional tracks) and a booklet.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 2/5/2008 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 8/29/2010 1:18:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Silenced (9:52)
  2. Breathe In, Breathe Out (3:52)
  3. Where Can I Go? (7:19)
  4. Masters Of War (6:17)
  5. This Is Not A Prog Song (5:35)
  6. I Watch Myself Sleeping (6:00)
  7. Stranger (8:32)
  8. Scared And Alone
  9. Talk To The River (7:52)
  10. Choose What You Want To Look At (6:37)

    Special Edition Tracks:

  11. Turn Back The Clock
  12. Reach For The Sun (12:02)
Yogi Lang
Vocals, Keyboards
Kalle Wallner
Guitars
Chris Postl
Bass Guitar, Taurus Pedals
Manni Müller
Drums
Markus Jehle
Keyboards

Reviewed by Rob on 19 Feb 2008


We received the new 10 track promotional CD By Inside Out As a fan of RPWL I was very excited to review this one.
With the band's six pervious albums, RPWL have shown themselves to be an outstanding band with great admiration for the works of Pink Floyd. A cover of a Pink Floyd track can be found here and there on their previous release and to my joy there is also one present here on The RPWL Experience . While paying tribute to one of the greatest bands in the universe, do not make the mistake of thinking of RPWL as a tribute band. RPWL are definately NOT a tribute band.

With The RPWL Experience, the band has expanded the distinction of their own style and are on the edge of getting status of Best Album of....2008. As usual, the music is not very German it's rather very Britsh. Not as heavy as but touching the flavors of Porcupine Tree, Sylvan, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Roses, and the Beatles but in a manner that makes the end product uniquely RPWL.

Reacting to individual tracks I would say that the opening track, Silenced, is the best track. The second track, Breath in, Breath Out Pink Floyd's Breath. Track 4 is a Bob Dylan cover, Masters of War. On track 5 the band takes a musical departure with a story of the band in a poppy, Beatlesqe non-prog song. On I Watch Myself Sleeping, the melotron and style suggests one of a Porcupine Tree sing-along ballad. A personal highlight for me is Stranger which clocks in at 8:32. Talk To The River is an accoustical guitar track that has an strong resemblence to the work of Collin Blunstone.
Choose What You Want To Look At is the loudest track followed and Turn Back The Clock is a beautiful track.

Although I have this 10-track promotional release in hand, I will definately buy the special edition release because I want all 12 tracks of this beauty