sexta-feira, 13 de junho de 2014
Os Mundi - Ecletic German Prog
Uma banda bem diferente, tocando um progressivo, ora meio barroco, meio folk, ora meio pesado. Uma banda bem original e eclética... Espero que gostem.
Os Mundi biography ( http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1642 )
OS MUNDI was located in Berlin. Two forerunners are to point out, the first named SAFEBREAKERS covered TOP 40 songs and later on ORANGE SURPRISE with own material and also producing film music. Four musicians started in 1970 with the new band name: Udo Arndt (guitar, vocals), Christoph Busse (drums, vocals), Dietrich Markgraf (flute, sax) and Andreas Villain (bass). Their first album 'Latin Mass' was produced for the Metronome label. OS MUNDI tried to convert a catholic mass into Psychedelic/Heavy Rock provided with a dark atmosphere and a rough production. Above all the latin lyrics are characteristic and unique. Wolfgang "Buddy" Mandler (drums, percussion) and Raimund "Mikro" Rilling (cello, bass) later joined the band to produce the second effort '43 Minuten' followed by female Jazz and Pop vocalist Ute Kannenberg. Influences of the new members are well recognizable. Their next album from 1972 is differing to the forerunner prefering more Symphonic and Jazz Rock elements whereas the song 'A Question Of Decision" is known to be the masterpiece.
The band failed producing new albums afterwards but existed until 1975 involving more and more musicians. So OS MUNDI can be considered as one of the first rock big-bands with more than 10 members at once. From 1975 on to 1980 the band gave one sold out revival concert a year at the famous Berlin 'Quartier Latin'. This performances were appointed with a strong Jazz Rock orientation. Some recordings of the band's late phase are taken for a 2004 production named 'Os Mundi'. Finally in 2007 the compilation 'Sturmflut' featuring Harald Skorepa (keyboards) was released by Schneeball Production. This album contains a live track including the follower Free Jazz band OHPSST.
Many of the former band members are still working in the music business.
OS MUNDI members and guest musicians:
Udo Arndt (guitar, vocals)
Christoph Busse (drums, vocals)
Dietrich Markgraf (flute, saxophone)
Andreas Villain (bass)
Wolfgang "Buddy" Mandler (drums, percussion)
Raimund "Mikro" Rilling (cello, bass)
Ute Kannenberg (vocals)
Ludolf Kuchenbuch (saxophone)
Klaus Henrichs (saxophone)
Bernhard Arndt (piano)
Michael "Fame" Günther (bass)
Wolfram Jacob (percussion)
Harald Skorepa (piano, synthesizer, organ)
Konstantin "Bommi" Bommarius (drums)
Peter Autschbach (guitar)
Os Mundi - (1970) Latin Mass
Os Mundi - (1972) 43 Minuten
Os Mundi - (2004) Os Mundi
Os Mundi - (2007) Sturmflut
(Mais uma contribuição de Peter Hammil)