CRYPTEX: Very much alive with brand new Rain Shelter Session EP and video!
After their epic live session trilogy “Rain Shelter Sessions”, CRYPTEX are back to continue this one-of-a-kind project on a new level. Once again the German proggies prove their talent for hitting our ears with unexpected mixtures of melancholy, progressive rock and a hint of folk in a mystic atmosphere – in “Rain Shelter Sessions, Part 4-6” as a digital EP. With a huge amount of passion and dedication they accepted the challenge and interpreted one of the biggest bands of all time in their own way. “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles is the first new “Rain Shelter Sessions” masterpiece to be released as a video, which has a special meaning to the band. Just as they did with SAVATAGE’s “Gutter Ballet” in 2017, they took a song and did not pointlessly cover it, but make it their own in a highly creative, unique way.
Singer Simon Moskon about "Eleanor Rigby":
“At first, the crazy idea of approaching the Beatles music seemed to us to be very presumptuous.
However, the intention behind it is ultimately completely different than just letting loose another Beatles cover on the public or even wanting to decorate yourself primarily with forbidden fruits.
Rather this is to be seen as a tribute, a personal affair of the heart, to the greatest and most important pop culture band and their compositional work, which, thank God, is so timeless that their music apparently will never exceed the zenith.
The Beatles influenced me already in my early childhood days and will always mean a lot to me! Accordingly, this project is also very emotional for me. We are quite proud of our version of this classic and find it, related to today's events, unfortunately even more relevant and contemporary than ever.
So remember: LOVE IS THE ANSWER, DAMMIT! AND YOU KNOW THAT AS WELL AS WE DO!"
The first of the 3 videos accompanying the EP once again, as the whole concept, stands in the tradition of the big US college radio stations and gets across not only the contemplative element of passion for pure playing. It is also a wonderful proof of authenticity and shows that good music can have an impact beyond the big stages and studio productions. But better watch and listen for yourself: