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Raimund Burke's - SPIRIT OF LAO DAN - Secret Life

by Raimund Burke

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    Amazing guest appearances by:
    Roland Grapow, Oliver Hartmann, David Readman, Henning Basse, Sebastian Zierof, Christian Erik, Rasmus Andersen
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    SPIRIT OF LAO DAN - a Prog Metal project with wise words and mega vocalists!

    After various instrumental albums, it was clear to Raimund Burke that after the swing rock album there had to be another album that really pounds! The idea was born: Laozi meets Metal!

    Transforming the verses of Laozi into a rhythmically meaningful and yet singable form was much easier for him than he anticipated. The resulting 11 song album, typical for Raimund, was recorded and produced himself, while retaining the sound of a well-rehearsed band. Even going as far as developing the vocal melodies himself. The result is a production that is on par with any major label release.

    The short search resulted in an impressive list of top singers who perfectly implemented Raimund’s singing ideas and who, all combined on one CD, guarantee pure listening pleasure!

    As it should be for professional Prog Metal, Raimund doesn’t skimp on virtuoso parts, borrowings, gimmicks and interesting interludes, which are reminiscent of a mixture of Dream Theater, Deep Purple, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Yngwie Malmsteen, always done in a balanced way that is serving to the song and implemented with feeling. Some surprises are also hidden here. Unexpectedly, Chinese instruments appear every now and then in the middle of the song. As all songs are connected by intros and outros that were played with traditional Chinese instruments.
    The chinese spoken album intro (based on a top template by Jan Silberstorff) was performed by Raimund Burke.

    The songs offer a very wide, powerful range of outstanding vocal performances and interesting, virtuoso, fast-paced and soulful instrumental parts!
    And in all of this, it shows clearly what this album is about; the profound wisdom of Laozi!

    This concept album will be self-distributed with the support of cdbaby and in collaboration with Timezone Records. With these strong partners, Raimund Burke will release this unique concept album on August 13th, 2021. Pre-order starts on July 16th, 2021.

    Guests: Roland Grapow, Oliver Hartmann, David Readman, Henning Basse, Sebastian Zierof, Christian Erik, Rasmus Andersen, Jan Silberstorff (advice and intro template)
    All instruments: Raimund Burke

    Charity aspect: Every album sale supports the aid organization ‘WCTAG-hilft’ with 1 €.

    All songs composed, played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Raimund Burke
    The lyrics are made from the original verses of Laozi's Tao Te King

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Music: Raimund Burke Lyrics: Laozi

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SPIRIT OF LAO DAN - a Prog Metal project with wise words and mega vocalists!

After various instrumental albums, it was clear to Raimund Burke that after the swing rock album there had to be another album that really pounds! The idea was born: Laozi meets Metal!

Transforming the verses of Laozi into a rhythmically meaningful and yet singable form was much easier for him than he anticipated. The resulting 11 song album, typical for Raimund, was recorded and produced himself, while retaining the sound of a well-rehearsed band. Even going as far as developing the vocal melodies himself. The result is a production that is on par with any major label release.

The short search resulted in an impressive list of top singers who perfectly implemented Raimund’s singing ideas and who, all combined on one CD, guarantee pure listening pleasure!

As it should be for professional Prog Metal, Raimund doesn’t skimp on virtuoso parts, borrowings, gimmicks and interesting interludes, which are reminiscent of a mixture of Dream Theater, Deep Purple, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Yngwie Malmsteen, always done in a balanced way that is serving to the song and implemented with feeling. Some surprises are also hidden here. Unexpectedly, Chinese instruments appear every now and then in the middle of the song. As all songs are connected by intros and outros that were played with traditional Chinese instruments.
The chinese spoken album intro (based on a top template by Jan Silberstorff) was performed by Raimund Burke.

The songs offer a very wide, powerful range of outstanding vocal performances and interesting, virtuoso, fast-paced and soulful instrumental parts!
And in all of this, it shows clearly what this album is about; the profound wisdom of Laozi!

This concept album will be self-distributed with the support of cdbaby and in collaboration with Timezone Records. With these strong partners, Raimund Burke will release this unique concept album on August 13th, 2021. Pre-order starts on July 16th, 2021.

Guests: Roland Grapow, Oliver Hartmann, David Readman, Henning Basse, Sebastian Zierof, Christian Erik, Rasmus Andersen, Jan Silberstorff (advice and intro template)
All instruments: Raimund Burke

Charity aspect: Every album sale supports the aid organization ‘WCTAG-hilft’ with 1 €.

All songs composed, played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Raimund Burke
The lyrics are made from the original verses of Laozi's Tao Te King

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released August 13, 2021

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Raimund Burke Hamburg, Germany

Raimund Burke is a Hamburg/Germany based hard rock guitar player and multi instrumentalist. 1984 (when he was 15 years old) everything began with the first guitar, given to him by his parents. In the same year he founded his first hard rock band “Inverness” together with Peter Breitenbach. 1990 he took classes in Popular Music at “Hochschule fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst”, Hamburg, Germany... ... more

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