Rock music (Music genre)
Rock music is a genre of popular music that emerged in the 1950s and combines elements of rhythm and rlues and country music.
Rock music in Features
Music Column | posted 23.09.2021
Records Revisited
Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
1991 – what a year for rock music. The albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers released September 24, 1991 made rock become popular again. But »Screamadelica« by Primal Scream changed the whole genre.
Music Essay | posted 22.09.2021
The Beat Era in the GDR
Hostile takeover
Records from the Amiga label are widely available in Germany. In addition to pressings of international stars such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles or Bob Dylan, there was also a lot of music from the GDR itself that was released. Some of it is worth to be rediscovered.
Music Portrait | posted 20.09.2021
Loredana Bertè
Somehow Incomparable
Loredana Bertè is being lauded as the »Queen of Italian Rock.« This does not only fall short because Bertè has carried many other genres from reggae to funk into the Italian mainstream, but also because she has never represented the status quo and instead repeatedly questioned it. Bertè is an eternal outsider by conviction. A year-long reissue campaign started on her 70th birthday last year makes it clear how unique her work remains to this day.
Film Report | posted 21.01.2013
Nico
About Documentary »Nico: In Memoriam«
Not a documentary but the the ruins of an attempted documentary. Bernd Gaul’s film »Nico: In Memoriam« is just that. Short concert clips and Warhol material united do not create documentary but a surprise guest at the viewing saves the day. In 1985 Bernd Gaul decided to film a documentary on the Velvet Underground – »Then the most important band of our time«. Loud Reed changed his mind and Nico died. His collection of clips are what is left.
Rock music in Reviews
Music Review | posted 07.11.2021
Snail Mail
Valentine
On her second LP »Valentine,« Snail Mail makes even bigger gestures than before, but fortunately that doesn’t change their cathartic effect.
Music Review | posted 29.10.2021
Kuunatic
Gate Of Klüna
Japanese trio Kuunatic debut on Glitterbeat with their first album »Gate of Klüna,« a literally otherworldly psych-rock masterpiece.
Music Review | posted 24.10.2021
Grouper
Shade
»Shade« is the twelfth album release or so from Grouper and the question is: Can Liz Harris keep up the level of the previous ones? Spoiler: She can.
Music Review | posted 28.09.2021
Various Artists
Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop 1980-1989
In Mexico, too, synthesizers and drum machines were popular in the eighties. You can listen to them on the compilation »Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop 1980-1989«.
Music Review | posted 21.08.2021
Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson
Refuge
Get down and listen inside: Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson have recorded a consistently spiritual album with »Refuge«.
Music Review | posted 20.08.2021
Lingua Ignota
Sinner Get Ready
Round three of Lingua Ignota’s reckoning with the tormentor who subjugated her for years and is representative for all power-hungry assholes.
Music Review | posted 17.08.2021
Moin
Moot!
Together with Valentina Magaletti, the duo Raime has not only reaniminated its project Moin for the LP »Moot!«, but also immediately expanded it.
Music Review | posted 09.08.2021
Humans In A Pool
Humans In A Pool
The Viennese group Takeshi’s Cashew celebrate the chaos of our time and the exuberance of life with »Humans In A Pool«.
Music Review | posted 04.10.2019
Nef
Mais Alors !!?... C'Est a L'Envers
»Mais Alors !!?…. C’Est a L’Envers«, the first and only album of the French band Nef, has now been re-issued.
Music Review | posted 03.06.2014
Stephen David Heitkotter
Black Orckid
Fake or original? Now-Again Records is presenting »Black Orckid«, a 1970s demo-record by the musician Stephen David Heitkotter, who succumbed to madness.
Music Review | posted 15.05.2014
Swans
To Be Kind
It’s a record to smash bones with: On »To Be Kind«, Swans pick up the threads where they left them with »The Seer«. The brute force is eating its children. Enjoy your meal.
Music Review | posted 19.03.2014
Carla Bozulich
Boy
Her influence on rock-history has been remarkable in various ways. »Boy« is Carla Bozulich’s latest contribution to keep it that way.
Music Review | posted 14.06.2012
Japandroids
Celebration Rock
The Japandroids make the most direct music possible. »Celebration Rock« has turned out to be the expected doozie-record.
Rock music in News
Music News | posted 19.03.2018
Wooden Shijps
New album: »V«
Wooden Shijps have announced a new album for the 25.5.2018. It’s her first album in five years, her fifth, and it’s called »V«. It promises a promising summer.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.
Music Review | posted 31.10.2021
Bremer/McCoy
Natten
Jazz is more hip than it has been for a long time. The output is large, the return mediocre. But with »Natten« Kopenhagen’s Bremer/McCoy deliver a fantastic work.
Music News | posted 01.10.2021
Girlwoman
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.
Music List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year Vinyl Review 2021
Top 20 Books
From the ultimate 2Pac oral history to a re-reading of Daft Punk’s legacy and the B-sides of music history, these books shaped a year whose first half gave us plenty of reading time.
Music Review | posted 07.11.2021
Snail Mail
Valentine
On »Valentine,« Snail Mail makes even bigger gestures than before, but fortunately that doesn’t change the effect.