09 April 2013: Carmen and Long Distance Calling

    Carmen was a British-American band active from 1970-1975. Their style was a fusion of rock music and flamenco music and dance.
     Carmen's stage performances typically featured Amaral and Angela Allen dancing on a specially amplified stage floor, so that their flamenco zapateado became an integral part of the music. Additional Spanish influences in their sound included acoustic guitar interludes in flamenco style, occasional Spanish lyrics, themes of betrayed love reminiscent of Federico Garcia Lorca, and castanets, all supported by a traditional rock rhythm section.

Long Distance Calling is a German Post Rock band formed in 2006 in Münster. Their melancholic tracks, usually lasting five or more minutes, are mostly instrumental, but some of them feature guest vocalists: Peter Dolving from The Haunted (Built Without Hands, album Satelite Bay) John Bush from Armored Saint Ex- Anthrax (Middeville, album 'Long Distance Calling) and Jonas Renkse from Katatonia (The Nearing Grave, album Avoid The Light). Long Distance Calling have released two singles and three full-length albums, all of which were received very positively by critics: Satellite Bay (2007),[1][2][3] Avoid the Light (2009)[4][5][6] and Long Distance Calling (2011).[7][8][9] In 2008 the band played at the Rock am Ring[10] and Roadburn festivals; the band toured Germany in 2009.[11] In 2010 Long Distance Calling and Finnish Swallow The Sun supported Katatonia during the New Night Over Europe tour.[12] They most recently supported Protest The Hero on their 2012 European tour.


Current members

  • David Jordan – guitar
  • Janosch Rathmer – drums
  • Florian Füntmann – guitar
  • Jan Hoffmann – bass
  • Martin Fischer - vocals and sounds


Studio albums

Demos & Split-EPs