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Bernhard Lloyd
11 Jan 2001, 11:27
Yes it´s me. Believe it or not.
The AtlanticPopes-CD is out now.
I expect a controversy about my new virtual project...
Have you seen the website, have you heard the CD?
Let me know your honest opinion.
I´ll be open for it.
It´s nice to be here!!

11 Jan 2001, 12:12
Hi Bernd !!!

welcome to the forum - you won´t believe how happy I am to see you here :)

I haven´t received the CD yet, but others have already started discussing it at this topic:

http://www.alphaville.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=105&FORUM_ID=19&CAT_ID=2&Topic_ Title=Atlantic

visit us at:

11 Jan 2001, 15:15
Dear Bernhard,
You already know that I like the Atlantic Popes project very much and that my CD is on the way and that I LOVE you very much so.....
what else can i say ?!?
<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

@ville - forever and ever.

11 Jan 2001, 15:25
Aaaaaaaaaaah!!!BearnieBaby is here!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

11 Jan 2001, 15:50
Avil : i think that we had enough in HH...
a little respect to Mr.Lloyd... :)

@ville - forever and ever.

11 Jan 2001, 15:52
But he´s here!!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

11 Jan 2001, 15:54
great to have you here..thought you where all trapped in the egroups.

i love you

your defender

11 Jan 2001, 17:20
Ok, I think me heart just stopped, Someone pinch me...No! Don't *Is loving this dream*
Pleased to sort of kind of meet you Mr Lloyd..
Cruising in Cocktails...

Cruising in cocktails...

11 Jan 2001, 19:44
I visited the website, listened to the songs and watched the graphics. About the music: there are certainly 6 great songs on it. (I mean arrangement + composition + lyrics). The AV- influences are very obvious and I like that. Only one obstacle: The voice, this makes me doubt if I'll buy it or not, but I certainly don't like the vocals.

Bernhard Lloyd
13 Jan 2001, 09:39
Hi everyone,
Thanks a lot wii and
alpha-x,Avil,AV_defender,Trent and delphia for the warm welcome :-))))

It´great to be here, and hear your opinions
and to discuss it.
I would love to hear more....
A short remark, to what you said so far:
While I was working on this project, I never came to the idea to compare the voices of Marian and Max. They are very different indeed. For me it´s a question of taste, not a question of quality. They are both fantastic in their range. And i´m happy that I could and can work with these 2 singers.
I would be glad to here more critics.

By the way, the sound samples on www.atlantipopes.de are of very low soundquality, but we decided to give you fast excess to the music...
Soundqualitywise I consider this production,
the best I´ve done so far.
live and let live +0:-)


13 Jan 2001, 16:31
Hi Mr. Lloyd,
If you have the time and/or inclination, I was wondering if you could share with us the meaning behind the name &quot;Atlantic Popes.&quot;
Thank you!

The future exists, first in Imagination, then in Will, then in Reality.

Bernhard Lloyd
13 Jan 2001, 17:03
It´s not that easy to explain, honestly.
We would like to preach the opposite of what THE pope is preaching. Freedom, Fun, ALL kinds of Love, Respect....and all the positive things in life YOU have in mind.
When Max and me met at the atlantic coast, we talked about that for hours and days...
Everybody is a pope!
What did you think when you heard the name for the first time?


13 Jan 2001, 18:06
Very Welcome Bernd!

It's magic to have you here.
The man who can manage his synths!!
You new project is very nice...
I like that funny &quot;videos&quot; for the song...

The first I think when I hear Atlantic Popes was:

&quot;Has Lloyd move into the Vatican City?
Well, Bernhard is christ...
Hmm... what's that voice, sounds not like Gold.
But wait a minute this is a cool project!&quot;

And my favourite is &quot;That's All&quot;...
I play that song over and over from Dreamscapes.

Then the other DS song &quot;Kinetic&quot;, what can I say...
Terrific! 10-0 advantage to the synths!

But I wonder which pope is you?
The yellow one or the purple one?
I think you're the tallest one.

I have a question to you:
Do you have any contact with Frank Mertens?
Are you a belivier of Christ religion?'

Many songs of AV sounds religious.

To you Bernd:
Thank you Bernhard for give my life
a wonderful injection of wonderful music!

Take care Lloyd!
You are so cool behind the synths!
Especially in the Dance With me video :)

If you have time Bernd:
visit my nice Alphaville homepage at:

M. Härdin

Edited by - hardin on 13 Jan 2001 18:16:05

13 Jan 2001, 23:47
Lloyd...You´re so welcome...
You should really check hardin´s homepage, it´s great.

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

Bernhard Lloyd
14 Jan 2001, 00:18
I have done that already....and I completely agree...it´s absolutely great!!!!!!!


14 Jan 2001, 00:30
Bernhard..isn´t it??
I love it...and hardin is so so..oh...he´s a sweetie...<img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

14 Jan 2001, 02:21
I promise to give more detailed comments on the Atlantic Popes Cd. When I say that I don't like the voice, I take in consideration that the soundquality is poor due to the Internet. (It's just a taste I guess) At the moment it's difficult to find the time for it as I want to finish the second Delphia CD in March,and I'm working on 3 songs at the same time in the studio (One of them is a FY- cover). By the way Bernd, which song of the Atlantic Popes will be on the &quot;shadow dancing 2&quot; CD from ADD? Mine will be 'To love you'.<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>,

Nice songs from the album:
World: about freedom I guess
Ice : Just beautiful poetry
Talktalk: Great atmosphere!
Skin: A typical AV- ballad
That's all: A masterpiece!

The other songs are a little bit old fashioned. (The &quot;I've heard before but better syndrom&quot;)

In general the lyrics come from deep inside and are very poetical and dreamy, allmost religious, But I wouldn't compare it with the ideas of the pope.


P.S. I couldn't make it to the tribute party, but we've already met on the release party of Salvation (End '96): U won't remember it, but I do!

Find out the official Delphia- website at http://www.delphiamusic.com or mail at peter@delphiamusic.com

14 Jan 2001, 03:56
hmm..what did i think when i first heard the name &quot;Atlantic Popes?&quot; well, it seemed a very mysterious name. The Atlantic, the ocean, always symbolizing to me spirituality, connection with both earth and spirit. Popes, meaning mastery of the spiritual world. So I guess being the captain of your own soul and spiritual life. Not easy to put into words. An interesting thing to think about!

The future exists, first in Imagination, then in Will, then in Reality.

14 Jan 2001, 14:20
Dear Bernhard,
Who is Erdmann ?
I saw the name in the CD info.
Looks like that person was very active in the project.
Atlantic Greetings,

@ville - forever and ever.

14 Jan 2001, 16:32
Welcome M. Lloyd !!!
It's crazy to see you here !!!
I'm so happy !!!
A great day for me just to say how your music change my life everyday !!!
I love your work with your friend Marian since the beginning !!!
I like all the songs except Beethoven (I don't know why...just the music !!)
I hope AV continues forever !!
Cyril - @DDISON

14 Jan 2001, 16:34
I don't have yet this CD !! Soon !!!!

16 Jan 2001, 14:46
hey again,bernie.

i went to check the atlantic pope site..it was great..i dont know..im kind of ashamed of being some stupid in some places..like when i visited your site i didnt get anything.i clicked one of those things to the left..like &quot;ice&quot; for example..the thing is that i didnt see that &quot;song loading&quot; under the nice graphics.but then i pushed cd and saw all the names of the songs and i felt so embarrassed for myself when i realized that i've started to load a song.
anyway,i think its a great project and a great site.the only bad thing lies in me and it is that i havent got a wordcard:((

oh,one more thing:thanx for making the synthchords so easy in forever young (when you first made the song)so even a bad one in keyboard playing as i can play them...without that me and some mates wouldnt be able to play it on a school concert this summer:))


your defender

16 Jan 2001, 17:05
Quite a while ago, someone on the e-mail list mentioned that the chords to Forever Young seemed reminiscent of Pachelbel's Canon. I wonder if it was the inspiration to Forever Young.

The future exists, first in Imagination, then in Will, then in Reality.

Bernhard Lloyd
16 Jan 2001, 23:39
@stardustdawn, av_defender: right, the chords of forever young are as simple as it gets... as you might know, it was the first song Marian, Frank and me wrote together, the inspiration was &quot;Torch&quot; by Soft Cell,
Í´m ashamed, but I don´t know Pachelbel's Canon <img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>
@av_defender: the onewordsongnames are confusing, aren´t they. the page is probably too simple and unusual...to be understood
<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
@@ddison: Thanks a lot <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
@alpha-x: erdmann is an old friend of max, they wrote most of the songs together, years ago...I haven´t worked with him at all.
@stardustdawn,delphia: very nice...I´m not at all religeous but for sure spiritual...with both feet on the ground.
@delphia: &quot;World&quot; will be on that add-sampler. Good luck with your CD.
@all: have FUN!


18 Jan 2001, 10:37

well,i also thought that short namesongs are kind of confusing..specially if the songs are made by AV members.i fi compare these song names with the names of e.g the songs in afternoons in utopia,the songs in
A N I U have mysterious names.but i find the ones on atlanticpopes as mysrerious as the rest of Alphaville,cause i havent heard the songs..yet

by the way..how do you get those smilies??!!

your defender

18 Jan 2001, 11:27
this should be asked in &quot;General Conversation&quot;, but click on the http://www.alphaville.org/forum/icon_editor_smilie.gif and choose between the smileys in the popup box - just click on the smiley you want to insert.

quote:by the way..how do you get those smilies??!!

visit us at:

18 Jan 2001, 15:57
OK!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

your defender

26 Jan 2001, 10:09

I got this eargerly awaited cd from the from Hot stuff (a bloody good service like usually).
And hmmm Bernd,i just can say honestly that i like AP...good job,good lyrics,good music.

I first thought about that: An Av project with another singer!!! No,no,no...it is different,it's damn good and i want to listen to it again and again...and again.
Maybe the only negative point of my comment,is that sometimes,Max is just singing the same way with his low voice,and trying to go in the highest tone,but that is a different voice From Marian...and so i respect that.
Good to hear some Av used melodies at the end of the cd,and HOOOO!!!! the french translation of Love and Ice is pretty funny (as i'm french...).
So finally i want to say that This first album from The Popes is quite good,and it can only be better in the futur.

Thanks again Bernd for another good piece of creamy cake...

...You can halt your car for an afternoon in Utopia...

Bernhard Lloyd
28 Jan 2001, 04:00
@av-defender: well, if you will have the chance to hear these songs with those mysteries titles....you will find out, itīs all quiet simple...easy to understand...no riddles or anything...even you should understand<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>...another smiley...and i wonīt tell you how to do it <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle> iīm kidding, sorry...itīs late at night...forgive me!
@syntetico: hmm...more ...thanx a lot for the compliment...yeah the french stuff is great...I was really happy that we did that<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>


28 Jan 2001, 04:05
Je parle Francais... ah oui oui... <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
Bernhard: do you speak French? or any other language?

30 Jan 2001, 22:54
I've yet to get the disk, but I will probably do so quite soon. I love the website! I have always loved the music, and I hope we get to hear it for a long time to come...
So far I love the dreamscapes 9ine songs I've heard... Moonboy is a favorite.

S.M.I2.L.E! It makes people wonder what you're up to.

Bernhard Lloyd
01 Feb 2001, 03:25
@melloman and all the others: there is more to see and do at www.atlanticpopes.de ....
sign our guestbook and Vote for your favourite song.....the winner-song will be remixed for free download...
@av_defender: I hope you are not angry with me for being cruel to you....you are so silent

everybody is a pope......

01 Feb 2001, 13:45
He he ...
If AV_DEFENDER will see that you talked to her she will die <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

05 Feb 2001, 13:45
no,bern im not mad atyou..i can understand that i might seem very stupid..but i cant help it..actually i survived when i read what you wrote,alpha-X mailed me the other day..she wrote that i will die if i saw that youve written something to me..but wow,its huge.no i wont bore you down with my*oh-bernhard -wrote-me*things.
reason to my silence is that..ive been quite much at alphaX homepage..trying to get my own artwork over there but it doesnt seem to work

your defender

05 Feb 2001, 14:07
Yo Defender !
whats up ?
scanning doesnt work yet...? <img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>
oh well... ill be waiting...

Bernhard: while driving with my mom today i put AP and she was very surprised by the cool music and Max's voice !
Her fave is THATS ALL.
I have a question about this song :
THATS ALL appears on Dreamscapes (without lyrics) as well as on AP (with lyrics) - What is the story behind this song?
Was it originally AV's or AP's ...?
Just curious...

@ville - forever and ever.

07 Feb 2001, 15:15
crap..the smiley hit the wrong place:(

@alpha-x:my artwork is on test scanning since yesterday

your defender

Bernhard Lloyd
07 Feb 2001, 20:27
Hi everybody
how are you?
@Av-defender: Itīs a relief that you understand my cruel kind of humor...itīs not meant like that....and I hardly know the feeling of being bored.<img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>
@alpha-x: "Thatīs all" - thatīs a long story as you can imagine. Max and me wrote the song
including lyrics
in France in 1991 in a quiet emotional mood...we recorded a demo without vocals just as a reminder....and nearly forgot about it. I discovered it again in 1998 while Marian and me were going through all the tapes we got while we were working on Dreamscapes. We liked the cute instrumental version...and just took it like it was. Later on I could convince Max to do a real production of the song. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

everybody is a pope......

08 Feb 2001, 00:00
WOW BERNHARD ! COOL STORY <img src=icon_smile_8ball.gif border=0 align=middle>
So you were going through old tapes with Marian... sounds VERY interesting...recalling the past...those were the days :)
I was fooling around today with a friend who has ROLAND G-800 ! what a cool instrument !!!
maybe ill get one in 10 years... <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
Meanwhile i have my good old piano that sounds like...well...a piano !!! <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

11 Feb 2001, 23:04
Maybe should get the cd...

-Iīm your best friend-the dream-

12 Feb 2001, 00:26
you dont have AP ?!?
but we love Bernie so much....!
its a "must have" - like UNITED and SLC...
say, how are those records that you bought from Willy in HH?

12 Feb 2001, 09:05
I just bought one or two recors from willy...
The rest was from another person...
Havenīt listened so much to them...
They are a part of my beautiful collection now...:)

No I donīt have AP yet...
Donīt really have the economy for it...
Iīm going to Switzerland and everything...
Have to pay for my internet too...

-Iīm your best friend-the dream-

13 Feb 2001, 11:47
I havenīt bought AP but Iīll do it on 1st of March <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> Is AP still a virtual Project in future or would you join Companies like ZYX Music? (A serious Question because I have a friend there I can send promos from time to time)


13 Feb 2001, 22:11
Have a great listening everyone !
It really worths every Dollar/Shekel/Euro/DM/ Whatever... <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

Bernd: did you write some of the lyrics or were you just the music man <img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

13 Feb 2001, 23:17

-Iīm your best friend-the dream-

14 Feb 2001, 00:38
Have you read the new interview with Bernd?
Check out the NEWS section !
He is so realistic, intelligent and modest...
I THINK IM IN LOVE WITH THIS GUY (ok...im sure !!!) <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

14 Feb 2001, 22:46
I was in love with him from the very beginning...remember about two years ago, I always ALWAYS talked about him, and drove people crazy..*hehe*
Gotta get the album...

-Iīm your best friend-the dream-

Bernhard Lloyd
15 Feb 2001, 00:44
@cassiel: yes AP will be an independent virtual project and will stay like that...
but never say never....so I would be interested to hear more about your zyx-connection....they are not a major at least
contact@atlanticpopes.de free for everybody.
@alpha-x: yes i am the music man...just one contribution to the lyric side, and thatīs thatīs all....part of it.

everybody is a pope......

15 Feb 2001, 02:51
No doubt - i can feel YOU in this song (Thats All)... :)

15 Feb 2001, 21:26
We never say never!

-Iīm your best friend-the dream-

Bernhard Lloyd
21 Feb 2001, 23:20
@alpha-x: actually I hope that you could feel me in all of the songs....hmm...I wasnīt very successful then.
@avil: yeah right!

everybody is a pope......

21 Feb 2001, 23:26
Bernd: of course i feel you in all the songs !!!!
but especailly on THATS ALL and WORLD...
that must be the reason why i love those 2 so much <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>