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CD Review: Anubis “Live”

Back in June of this year, Anubis played at the Sonic Rock Solstice in Builth, Wales. Yes, you have guessed right, the set was recorded live and is now available as a digital download worldwide. This gig was the eighth for the band and is captured magnificently. It has been produced with no overdubs – just raw as it was played, with no edits at all.

I was unable to attend this music fest last year, which stages so much great music, but this album puts you right in the thick of it and captures much of Anubian’s live atmosphere. This is the third album release from Anubis (I have reviewed the debut album, Sibuna, and follow-up, Waking The Dead, here on The Rock and Roll Report) and I kid you not, with this release of Live there will be little rest for the dead.

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Huw Lloyd Langton on LLG, Hawkwind, tackling 18th century guitar pieces and collaborating with Killing Cancer

Huw Lloyd Langton is one of the U.K.’s leading rock guitarists and he’s  recently released a new album entitled, “Hard Graft.” Just in case you are not aware, Huw has a rich and varied musical background. Huw joined Hawkwind as they were forming in the late ’60s/early ’70s and has been working with the band ever since. Hawkwind is in fact Huw’s ‘mothership,’ but other bands that he has worked with include Fox (later this name changed to The Whip). To read an album review of Hard Graft and learn more about Huw’s musical past, head here. To read R&RR’s interview with Huw, scroll down!

Q: After gaining so much experience with so many bands do you have any advice for all bands and musicians who are out there?

A: Keep banging your head against that brick wall and keep your mind open. Keep on doing what you do as long as you love what you are doing, but always keep your mind open and learn as much as you can!

Q: Can you tell us a little about your previous seven LLG releases?

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CD Review: Huw Lloyd Langton’s LLG “Hard Graft”

Hard Graft is the latest release from one of the U.K.’s leading rock guitarists, Huw Lloyd Langton. Listening to this album gives me the impression that Huw had found that same crossroads which Robert Johnston had stumbled on many moons ago. Hard Graft is overflowing with deeply rich inventive guitar work and the Lloyd Langton Group provides a sumptuous back drop to this. The LLG band line-up for this album was the late Tim Rice Williams on keys with Richard Gillespie on bass and Volker Van Hoff on drums. Huw was obviously on guitars and vocals.

Just in case you are not aware, Huw has a rich and varied musical background. Huw joined Hawkwind as they were forming in the late 60s/early 70s and has been working with the band ever since. Hawkwind is in fact Huw’s ‘mothership.’ Other bands that Huw has worked with include Fox (later this name changed to The Whip). This was just before Huw met Dave Brock, when Hawkwind was forming. The next band that Huw helped to form was Amon Din and after this Huw joined a band called Magill. Shortly afterwards Huw joined a calypso rock band, Batti Mamselle, before joining Leo Sayers’ band for a while. After this Huw joined rock supergroup Widowmaker. Huw had also taught guitar at a comprehensive school and wrote the music for a cartoon narrated by Vivian Stanshall. He also worked with Michael Moorcock.