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Yogi Lang took his first steps in music as a keyboard player and singer in bands at school. His growing love of analogue synthesizers then turned his bedroom into a bubbling, swirling spaceship. At the end of the 1980s, he gave up his social work studies and switched to a school of audio engineering.
Working in studios had already increasingly become his main occupation. In those early days, Lang produced the band Violet District and their celebrated debut album Terminal Breath. Meeting the band’s guitarist Kalle Wallner and bass player Chris Postl was the basis for the band RPWL that they would later find. Years of studio work followed with numerous productions like rock/pop band The Schroeders, including their smash hit ,Lass uns schmutzig Liebe Machen” which reached gold and platinum and rock/metal band Megaherz. In this period Yogi began composing songs and music for pictures, such as the film Die Ratte by cult German director Klaus Lemke, the German TV series Nicht von Schlechten Eltern and music for the ZDF school holiday TV schedule. He also wrote and produced music for well-known companies like VW, Audi, Mercedes, Toyota and many others.
After these successful studio years, it was time to go back to his roots: a band, writing songs together, performing live, all the things that made Lang choose the path of music in the first place. On a studio production in 1997, Yogi met Kalle Wallner again and they talked about performing live. Together with bass player Chris Postl and drummer Phil Paul Rissettio, they founded the band RPWL. Their debut album God Has Failed in 2000 was so well received that they decided to continue and have done so to the present day.
He and Kalle also built The Farm Studios, close to Munich airport, so that they could work on the band’s recordings and in 2010 founded their own record label, Gentle Art Of Music. Working with other bands and artists in the studio is still part of Lang’s life: Subsignal, Blind Ego, Ray Wilson, to name just a few.
In the meantime, Lang has also released 2 solo albums: “No Decoder” in 2010 and his brand new work “A Way Out of Here”.
A WAY OUT OF HERE
GOD HAS FAILED
LIVE & PERSONAL
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God Has Failed (2000)
Trying to Kiss the Sun (2002)
World Through My Eyes (2005)
The RPWL Experience (2008)
Beyond Man and Time (2012)
Tales from Outer Space (2019)
Start the Fire Live (2005)
The RPWL Live Experience (2009)
A Show Beyond Man and Time (2013)
RPWL plays Pink Floyd (2015)
RPWL plays Pink Floyd - The Man and The Journey (2016)
A New Dawn (2017)
Live from Outer Space (2019)
God Has Failed - Live & Personal (2021)
The Gentle Art of Music (2010)
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Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
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