After doing 3 solo albums, recording artist/producer Simon Collins (son of legendary musician Phil Collins of Genesis,) has put together a new progressive rock band called “Sound of Contact” with keyboardist/producer Dave Kerzner of the music software company Sonic Reality. Promoting the imminent release of their debut album “Dimensionaut” on the Inside Out Music label, Simon and Dave along with John Wesley (Porcupine Tree, Fish), Matt Dorsey and Ronen Gordon will take the stage all across Europe and America over the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2013.
The music can be described as a refreshing blend of modern and classic rock with influences ranging from Pink Floyd and The Beatles to Genesis, Yes and modern artists such as Radiohead, Sigur Ros and Coldplay. Sound of Contact’s new CD release “Dimensionaut” is a concept album about a man who has the ability to travel through space, time and alternate realities and yet struggles with his desire to keep a sense of grounded reality on Earth. The character of “Dimensionaut” is played by Simon Collins in Sound of Contact’s upcoming music video releases in which each song is an episode and sub-story within the larger concept of the 72 minute album.
The Music Gear & Technology of Sound of Contact
The keyboard and drum sounds are a major feature of Sound of Contact’s music and they are blended with sci fi special effects, edgy guitars and bass all mixed by veteran engineer/producer Nick Davis (Genesis, XTC, Marillion). Simon Collins, who sings and plays drums in the band, uses a custom DDrum kit with single head concert toms. Dave Kerzner uses Sonic Reality and IK Multimedia music software as well as the Clavia Nord Stage 2, Yamaha Motif XF7 and an array of vintage keyboards such as Mellotron, Yamaha CP70, Wurlitzer, Prophet 5 and more.
The band has released a an audio/visual sampler of excerpts from the album Dimensionaut on their YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/soundofcontact
Tour dates for Sound of Contact can be found on their web site: http://www.soundofcontact.com/tour-dates/