Sophmore album from this American psychedelic rock group. This is the UK edition of the album, which has a different track order and apparently some differences on a few tracks. The original American release was called 'Phoenix Album', whereas this is just 'Phoenix'.
Bluetech returns with his first material since 2005. After splitting his musical expression into multiple aliases, 'Phoenix Rising' marks his return to eclectic, ecstatic, and emotional electronic music, and exists as a precursor to an expansive album entitled 'The Divine Invasion'. Music incubated in dreams, flows of energy from ancestral sources, the shape of the wind.
Crippled Black Phoenix is a supergroup, formed by musicians who were all involved with other projects, notably Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai, although drummer Justin Greaves (Electric Wizard) is the driving force behind the band. Over the course of their career, Crippled Black Phoenix have refined their sound and become progressively more adventurous. Progressive is the operative word, because CBP certainly have the trappings of a prog rock band in the mould of Pink Floyd in their pomp, with a side order of Black Sabbath thrown in for good measure…
With a history going back to 1971, Rebekka had a lot of time to become the refined and unique progressive they were. A Bavarian combo, starting with heavy rock, moving on to folk and Indian ragas in the mid-1970's, becoming Rebekka proper in 1977. Having female vocals (sometimes in English, sometimes in German) and taking on influences of classical and folk musics, like early Renaissance, as well as ethnic and Indian musics, their debut Phoenix sounded like a symphonic progressive twist on early Hölderlin. In demand for theatre productions and such like, Rebekka were off the scene for some time, until Phoenix was rediscovered and gained a repress.