Janus (band). Individual Investors 2019-07-19

Janus (band) Rating: 6,3/10 231 reviews

Janus

janus (band)

Despite all this disorder Gravedigger House Calls, while not sounding anything like it's 1972 ancestor it is yet another superb work from an oft overlooked band. So, where are they now? Under The Shadow of the Moon begins with the title track, an ambitious 21-minute suite. Her struggles with bi-polar disorder nearly brought an end to the band in 2018, but they returned for another album and more touring. Biography prepared by Ian Gledhill Vibrationbaby with grateful thanks to the band for their help. Named as such by record company after aforementioned because of split personality nature of far-out music. The album was named Agnus Dei 2000 in anticipation of the new millenium and was picked up by the now defunct Dutch record company Arcade Music who marketed the album and supported it with an ethereal video for the title track.

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One to burn the midnight oil to. All the hallmarks and peculiarities that have made up Janus' inner sanctum throughout an eclectic and sometimes precarious musical odyssey. By the end of 1974 the individual band members had gone their separate ways, moving on to pursuits not related to music although Keith Bonthrone and Orr played covers on and off in bar bands. Orr has created something unique here that is not unlike waking the dead. A display case full of seized drugs the police were so proudly showing off proved too irresistable for singer Bruno Lord who tried to pry it open.

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JANUS discography and reviews

janus (band)

Group leader drummer Mario Ladich also took part in the recording of the rare album Science and violence by in 1979. Once again, Janus had produced a work that was truly innovative and difficllt to classify. The end result is a progressive rock album which at one moment could have emerged from the genre's golden age and within a second can switch on you to show a very different and very modern sound. Vocalist Paul Pheonix, who by this time had joined the renowned cappella vocal ensemble The King's Singers, was an essential with his operatic-like vocals. A reissue of Pescatore di sogni was released a year later, after the first issue had sold out. The band shouldn't be so hard on themselves, it's a decent little album that has developed a nice cult following since its release.

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The group always had frequent changes in its line-up never mentioned on covers and in various interviews. Dark Dark is sort of an addendum to the main piece. But in order to understand the Janus story proper it's best to start at the beginning. Upon his arrival at a youth hostel in Krefeld he was almost immediately noticed by a long hair freaky guy by the name of Bruno Lord who told him he was a singer looking for a guitarist to form a band. Never restful, Orr had always taken advantage of his personal recording studio puttering and experimenting on his own like some sort of mad scientist. Phoenix is positively at the top of his game everywhere but really shines on Wooden Spoon, a mournful l refrain composed by Colin Orr that touches on old fashioned ideals and values augmented by a poignant clarinet melody played by Rikki Hanson-Orr. Orr always had an uncanny meticulousness on the way he wanted his compositions to sound beforehand and the saxophone sound he had in mind for this latest Janus project was something along the lines of sessionman Scott Page' searing rock sax contributions to the music of Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto.

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janus (band)

On this collection of songs we hear nods to Celtic lore, Middle Eastern motifs and suave jazzy saxophone stylings. Apparently the political activities going on inside the commune didn't sit too well with the West German authorities and it was time to shut down the party. Orr liked the variation and contrast between hard and soft believing that the latter would make the former seem louder and harder and vice versa. The band consists of Colin Orr vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards , Rikki Hanson-Orr vocals, clarinet, keyboards , Thea Hanson-Orr saxophone , Dean Houston saxophone , Ben Stafford keyboards , Rachel Luxon-Robinson and Pam Hodkinson backing vocals. Carefully consider all of your available options before moving retirement or other assets, which may include but not be limited to keeping your assets in your current account or former employer's plan, rolling over assets to a new employer's plan, or taking a cash distribution taxes and possible withdrawal penalties may apply.

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Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dead at 43

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Now that Janus was reborn with a fresh new sound for the 90s Orr threw caution into the wind and started work on a darker introspective album largely based on a short story he had written entitled Journey To The Underworld Absent Friends. When bands would write unmitigated miniature free-form symphonies based on one cerebral idea in unorthodox jazz time signatures spewing out barrages of mind-numbing philisophical lyrical elucidations and, heaven forbid, cultivated learned musical facukty and versatility much to the delight of audiences who wanted to think a little bit. A neo-psychedelic passage forms the main theme but develops into a sureal maelstrom of dreamy Floydian orchestral sections with nylon string guitars, spectral female vocals and nonsensical carnival-like interludes that are reflective of the underlying theme of the protaganist being on the verge of psychosis. If it got in the way at times the religious slant certainly didn't do the music that much harm either. It would take 28 years before Janus recorded a follow-up album, so it's a shame that they didn't really get a chance in their heydey to build on their yet to be fully realised potential.

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janus (band)

I guess one would presuppose this from the grim reaper with his spade at the ready and The Fall of the House of Usher-like manor on the cover. Even the title itself is an understatement Exploiting formidable musical and compositional facility, the redoubtable Colin Orr guitar, keyboards, composer, engineer is also joined by vocalist extraordinaire Paul Phoenix, original 1970s Janus alumni , Roy Yates acoustic guitar and Mick Peberdy bass as well as Rikki Hanson-Orr vocals, clarinet, keyboards and Thea Hanson-Orr vocals. His trained voice virtually morphs into an instrument in itself when fused with Janus'top flight musicianship of Colin Orr guitars, bass guitar, keyboards and original members, Keith Bonthrone drums and Roy Banan-Yates acoustic guitar along with veteran sax man Dean Houston who is no stranger to Janus sessions. It depicted, musically, what it was like to be trapped in hell experiencing one's emotional pains of the past over and over exemplified by tracks with titles like If I'd Listened, The Angry Tower and The Infinite Maze. I think some sort of a tongue-in-cheek play-up would have have been cool. Sea Of Sighs was the most accessible Janus album to date with celtic sensibilities figuring prominently which added some doom and gloom, albeit with romantic suffusions and affections. Also, of course, for fans of the resurgence of progressive rock in many parts of the world.

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Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dead at 43

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. Among the bands making their home on Harvest at the time were Barclay James Harvest, Pink Floyd, The Edgar Broughton Band and Deep Purple so Bonthrone were all of a sudden running with the big dogs. The title track is a 21 minute masterpiece which on first hearing sounds confusing and erratic - but after 3 or 4 times it starts to make sense and flows beautifully with very dark undertones throughout! Cynical lyrics question whether the sacrifice was necessary. Music had never left him completely and by this time Orr had built his own personal recording studio for recreational purposes so he decided to get most of the original band back together to record another Janus album along the lines of the formula they worked with on the Gravedigger album. By it's nature House Calls appears more like a musical risk than a band because of the stylistic fluctuation from track-to-track Each individual composition also holds it's own revelations both musically and lyrically which makes House Calls such a delight. After the success of Agnus Dei 2000 it took another 4 years for another Janus album to materialize.

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Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dead at 43

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At First, I wondered why the shorter, more recently composed tracks were positioned after the first tripped out extended conflagration. I look at the picture and it seems to be showing a night scene where a circus is resting. Territory with a valid U. Although the material was rehearsed extensively very little or none of it was retained in hard copy form because before they had time to formally lay it down for a record they had been ousted from Germany by the national police force. It has plenty in common with many proto-prog bands from the same period that were slowly finding their feet developing new sounds that would later resemble proper progressive related styles.

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Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dead at 43

janus (band)

Inventive as Journey was, it unfortunately sold poorly but oddly snippets of it began to be heard frequently as television background music all over Europe! One of the prettiest and poignant tracks on the album is Great Uncle Joe which is sung passionately by Brown that pays hommage to a forgotten soldier who went to fight for England during the Great War and never returned who is buried in Flanders Field. Disbanded somewhere in England ca. That track also made me disappointed of the rest. Janus had long struggled with mental illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, her relatives and bandmates said in a statement released through publicist Alexandra Greenberg. Their only album, the privately released Al maestrale came in late 1978, mixing together the early hard rock influences of the band with a slight folky touch with good use of flute and even some punk inspired sounds like in Manifestazione non autorizzata. Early seventies psychedelia gives way to brooding poetic Celtic rock here and is arguably the finest of the 7 Janus albums released since mastermind Colin Orr reformed the band in the late 80s. Those familiar with previous work from the 90s and 2000s will not be disappointed with this latest jewel from the a restless psyche of Janus.

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