Sunday, 28 August 2016

Superb RetroRock: Wucan - Rockpalast FM Broadcast 27th June 2016 (Bootleg) Quality A+



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Wucan are a young heavy retro rock band from Dresden, Germany with deep roots in the late 60s and early seventies with a dash of blues, folk, progressive and Kraut rock. This sort of time-warp music is covering the gamut from the Woodstock generation to the modern rock sound, starting with acoustic guitar, traverse flute and Hammond organ and ending at the modern rock sound of the heavy kind.



WUCAN made the right choice of partners with producer and owner of the Big Snuff Studios in Berlin Richard Behrens and with Andreas “Lupo “ Lubich of Calyx Mastering for a successful debut in the retro rock scene. 

Richard Behrens, who is bassist of the 70s band HEAT and live toning of the genre heroes KADAVAR additionally to his producing duties, created an authentic 70s sound by using analogue machinery. Combined with the modern heavy surround of the band unfolds a fresh mix of yesterday and today, which bursts with lust for music.



By taking their chances through their extraordinary, energetic live presence, the band quickly gained an audience at their numerable concerts. Some of their biggest moments include playing the prestigious Hammer of Doom Festival and a tour as support for Siena Root. 

Heavy metal veteran Karl Walterbach recognized these qualities and soon after took on the role as the band's manager. A record deal with Manfred Schütz' MIG Music sublabel Hänsel & Gretel followed. Lastly the band became part of Berlin-based booking agency Magnificent Music's roster, who agreed to support the band's live success. With all of this praise WUCAN entered the studio to record their debut album "Sow the Wind." 



The band worked at Big Snuff Studio in Berlin, a well-known studio in the retro scene, with pioneer Richard Behrens. He is infamous for producing quite a number of retro bands, working with Kadavar as their live sound engineer and is the bassist of the Berliner band Heat. Sow the Wind"'s striking sound was primarily achieved through analog techniques and fits perfectly with the late 60s and 70s vibe. 


The band also worked with new instruments such as a Moog synthesizer and a Moog Etherwave Theremin. Behrens was able to capture on tape the essence and dynamic of a WUCAN live show, which carries a hippy attitude with a modern rock sound. 

Andreas Lupo Lubich von Calyx added the final touches with his mastering skills. The result is six extremely diverse tracks, whose sound and composition could have more than likely originated in the 70s. 

However WUCAN does not imitate any artist but has developed its own individuality fitting somewhere between then and now. The band has always been able to create their own style despite their influences such as Jethro Tull, Renft, Lucifer's Friend, Birth Control and Krautrock in general. 

WUCAN presents changing hymns, from jamming passages to metal riffs with flutes doubled and the complete range of 70s folk rock to classical hard rock. andersmann' is a 16-minute song filled with psychedelic splashes of color and the just named influences. 


It is also the only song on the album sung in German. Even the powerful opener ather Storm,' the reefy and hard wl Eyes' and the melodicing Korea' bring a bright bouquet of 70s flashbacks. 

The key element is vocalist Francis Tobolsky's characteristic, energetic and emotional voice. The charismatic singer grasps her audience with her voice and catchy flute melodies. Rounding out this successful debut release is the eye-catching packaging. "Sow the Wind"'s artwork was inspired by a Rufus Segar art piece, an artist who is particularly known for his work in anarchist publications in the 70s. 

Divided in a seeing and screaming head in a stylistic representation, the cover and back perfectly fit the mood of the album. The storm which will be seeded with "Sow the Wind" figuratively hisses at the beholder before even playing the album. This CD is strictly limited to 500 copies.

Wucan - Crossroads Festival Harmonie
Bonn, Germany, 10th March 2016

Band Members:
♦ Francis Tobolsky - vocals, guitar, flute, theremin
♦ Tim George - guitar
♦ Patrik Dröge - bass
♦ hil Knöfel - drums

Disc 01
01. King Korea 06:03
02. Owl Eyes 02:55
03. Franis Vikarma 03:18
04. Wizard Of Concrete Jungle 05:03
05. Dopetrotter 40:53

Disc 02
06. Looking In The Past 33.02
07. Face In The Kraut 26.50

Disc 03
08. Father Storm 20:42
09. Wandersmann 16:58
10. Crash Course In Brain Surgery 05:27

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