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    Posted: January 09 2013 at 05:01
It's a bit early to be posting this here, with the album release date still not announced, but this band looks like being a dead cert for the site somewhere, and hardly anyone will see the post I've made in the 'Get The Word Out' forum... Embarrassed So....
 
Everything you need to know can be found here: http://www.soundofcontact.com/bio/, but if you'd rather read the gist of it staying right where you are...

 

Simon Collins’ New Band Project “Sound of Contact”

With 3 of his own albums under his belt Simon Collins, (son of Phil), decided to try something he had always wanted to do. Ever since his childhood watching and air-drumming along to his father’s band Genesis, he dreamed about having a band of his own. That new band is now here, and is called “Sound of Contact”. It features Simon Collins on vocals and drums, Dave Kerzner on keyboards, Matt Dorsey and Kelly Nordstrom each trading off duties on guitar and bass.

Their debut album is called “Dimensionaut”, a deep concept album about a dimensional time and space traveler making wild discoveries on a trek to expand the boundaries of the human experience. The album features a wide range of styles and dynamics from dark and mysterious progressive rock to nostalgic classic rock to high energy alternative to sci-fi film score-infused “space rock”. With a plethora of atmospheric instrumental segues, melodic radio-friendly vocal tracks and an 18+ minute long epic grand finale, “Dimensionaut” will offer a refreshing balance of adventurous musical styles and aims to bring back the art of the concept album to a new generation of listeners.

“Dimensionaut” will be released world-wide in 2013. It was co-produced by Simon Collins and Dave Kerzner, and mixed by Nick Davis (Genesis, XTC, It Bites) at The Warehouse in Vancouver. Nick acted as a mentor to both Simon and Dave during the process. It was later mastered by Gavin Lurssen and Rueben Cohen, of Lurssen Mastering, in 2011.

Simon Collins (Vocals, Drums, Sound Design, Co-Producer)
Dave Kerzner (Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Sound Design, Co-Producer)
Kelly Nordstrom (Guitars, Bass)
Matt Dorsey (Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals)

Kelly Nordstrom, Simon Collins, Matt Dorsey and Dave Kerzner.
 
The sampler for it sounds very promising indeed:
 
 
 
The album features a track with guest vocals by the beautiful and amazing Hannah Stobart from Rocket Moth and Wishing Tree (with Steve Rothery of Marillion).
 
 
Simon Collins and Hannah sing together in a haunting multi-dimensional duet.
 
In 2012, Simon Collins and Dave Kerzner from "Sound of Contact" were guests on vocals and keys with Steve Hackett on the epic song "Supper's Ready" from Steve's "Genesis Revisited 2" album.
 
 
More news when I have it.... Embarrassed


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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 14:55
Some big news to announce! John Wesley (Fish, Porcupine Tree) and Jonathan Schang (District 97) are joining Simon Collins, Dave Kerzner and Matt Dorsey on Sound of Contact's World Tour in support of the soon to be released concept album "Dimensionaut". The first show of the tour will be opening for Marillion in Montreal on March 24th! http://www.facebook.com/johnwesleyofficial/posts/429450170466043
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Here are the European dates for the follow-on full 2013 Sound of Contact tour:

May 3, 2013 Corporation – Sheffield, UK
May 4, 2013 The Arches – Glasgow, UK
May 5, 2013 Academy 2 – Newcastle, UK
May 6, 2013 Robin 2 – Bilston, UK
May 7, 2013 The Garage – London, UK
May 8, 2013 La Scene Bastille – Paris, France
May 9, 2013 Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
May 10, 2013 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
May 11, 2013 Majestic – Bratislava, Slovakia
May 12, 2013 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
May 14, 2013 Szene – Vienna, Austria
May 15, 2013 Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany
May 16, 2013 Das Rind – Rüsselsheim, Germany
May 17, 2013 Zeche – Bochum, Germany
May 18, 2013 De Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
May 19, 2013 Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
 
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I'm pleased to be able to announce that Sound of Contact's debut album 'Dimensionaut' will be released World-wide on May 20th, 2013 with top progressive rock label InsideOut Music! The album will also be exclusively available at the merch tables on the Spock's Beard/Beardfish/Sound of Contact European tour in May! Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2013 at 09:09
The above news (last three posts) all combined neatly into one article on the progrockmag.com website: http://www.progrockmag.com/news/sound-of-contact-sign-with-insideout/:
 

"Sound Of Contact – the brainchild of Genesis icon Phil Collins’ son Simon – have signed with InsideOut and will release their debut album, Dimensionaut, on May 20.

It will follow their appearance on the label’s 20th anniversary European tour, headlined by Spock’s Beard and also featuring Beardfish.

Collins says: “I’m really excited about working with InsideOut Music and Century Media in what I feel will be a long and successful relationship between my new band and a label that truly loves music and gets what we’re doing.”

The album was created in conjunction with keyboardist and co-producer Dave Kerzner along with Matt Dorsey, Kelly Nordstrom and Hannah Stobart. It was mixed by Nick Davis. The touring lineup is Collins, Kerzner, Dorsey, John Wesley (Porcupine Tree, Fish) and Jonathan Schang (District 97).

Sound of Contact appear at the Marillion Weekend in Montreal, Canada on March 24."

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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2013 at 12:24
And the band have posted a 4-minute album sampler on YouTube:
 
 
 
 
Certainly sounds like a chip off the old block, doesn't he? Tongue
 
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New video of the single ('Not Coming Down') to be released from the album, has been uploaded to muzu.tv: http://www.muzu.tv/soundofcontact/not-coming-down-music-video/1884438/
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 18:05
And indeed it is...
 
 
 
 
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Edit: The band had this to say about the video's concept and its making: "We're excited to be premiering the music video for our single "Not Coming Down" as it is not only the first full song most people will be hearing from our debut album "Dimensionaut" but it is also a significant moment in our concept album's storyline." Says Simon Collins, co-writer/producer, vocalist and drummer for Sound of Contact: "Each of the music videos being made for our new album are like an episode in the overall story and this one reveals an event in our character's journey where he hits rock bottom from a state of spiritual poverty. He is faced with the delicate balance of life and this acts as the catalyst for the realization of who he truly is, a Dimensionaut".


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Post Options Post Options   Quote seventhsojourn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2013 at 13:00
Many thanks for all your work here David.
 
Excellent and varied album, perhaps your own team would like to run the rule over this one first? Passed to Crossover.
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Added to chart and voted...! http://progfreak.com/Sound-Of-Contact-156470.html?path=pa/recent  Big smile
 
Unofficial FanPage Of Simon Collins & Sound Of Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/simoncollinsThumbs Up
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WOW. Great Album. Thumbs UpThumbs Up
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