(Made In Germany) 9 Tracks ABACUS (The name is based on the Greek / Roman board game Abacus) is a "Krautrock legend". Formed in 1971 in Hamm, Germany, the band made their breakthrough at the Germersheim Rock Festival (2nd British Rockmeeting), where they were as celebrated in front of over 100,000 music fans as Pink Floyd, Wishbone Ash or Status Quo, who also performed. In the 1970s Abacus released four long-playing records, the last three of which were recorded in Giorgio Moroder's "Musicland" in Munich. Due to the records sold all over the world, numerous tours in Germany and abroad, TV and radio broadcasts, the band became a top act not only in Germany.
Musical differences led, among other things, to the musicians separating in 1976 and finding their way back into the music business in 1979, initially under the name of the British Abacus forefathers Grail. In 1982 the band got a contract with EMI in Cologne under the name Abacus again. In the further course followed with new releases on CD and LP contracts with Musea in France and Numusi in Berlin.
In addition to the re-release of the first 4 LPs on CD, previously unreleased song material was also released under the title "Archives 1 - 3". Five years after the release of their last album "European Stories" and exactly on the 50th anniversary of the band, the new Abacus longplayer with the title "Highland Warrior" is now released.
"Highland Warrior" is a concept album, it is the musical saga about Robert I, the first King of Scotland (July 11, 1274 - June 7, 1329 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire), better known as "Robert The Bruce".