Keyboards, guitar and
the two immensely expressive voices of the sisters Astrid
Lang and Ingrid Lang create deeply emotional music,
that spirits the listener away into shimmering parallel
worlds between noisy walls of sound and folky elegance.
With their dinstinctive symbiosis of folky songwriting
and modern sound worlds they arouse - so the Folkworld
- abstract pictures of wild beauty and noble elegance"
that carry the listener off into a whole new world.
And Querblatt enthuses about the "vocal power of
the Munich sirens and calls them "voices
of yearning - intoxicatingly beautiful.
On this background it is not surprising that their music
also received acclaim from beyond the folk community
from the very start.
The compositions are of sublime beauty",
the Ambos-Mag enthuses, the Frankenpost stated, their
music to be "like a movie full of elegant carpets
of sound and Querblatt went as far as to say "maybe
it is a consolation to know, that this wonderful music
will still exist, when we are long gone and forgotten".
The SHOCKWAVE RIDERS sing of love and betrayal, of hope
and desparation, of the greed for money and fame, and
of great deeds done silently, where no one applauds.
And they sing of the yearning for a world afar, where
all humans are one. Because songs are legends and we
need them, so that the soul can live on.
With hundreds of national and international concerts
the SHOCKWAVE RIDERS have taken their audience arround
the world and to the stars.
Their new live programme offers the best of the past
5 CD releases and many brand new and yet unheard songs.
Astrid Lang: vocals, guitars, flatback bouzouki,
Ingrid Lang: vocals, accordion, piano / keyboards,
darbuka, davul, percussion