Posts by Ben

    Next Gig:


    Alan Parsons in Brussels. Im so excited. The new songs sounds amazing.


    Then Weyes Blood in Brussels too (a marvellous american singer).


    Mark Knopfler in Toulouse on May 7th.


    ...But I must to wait the end of tour to see Steve. Im into the HMV next November (the last date).

    Mike Rutherford was and he's still a great bassist when he wants to do it really (the last BBC's video show him very well on his instrument) but overall, he deciced to stay into the 'pop market side of his music'. So, that's make sense to play the awful 'I Can't Dance' instead of his old classic. That's a pity but it's like that.


    Then, It would require a considerable effort to rework these old pieces. And Mike says himself that he prefers to compose than to seriously work his instrument. Also It's too bad that he would like to play as a lead guitarist (although he seems to play more bass guitar than before on the new Mechanics' team band and live show). He's an excellent rhythm guitarist but on lead, he has a poor vibrato and a bad control on his sustain notes.


    For me, the best musicians on their 'initial instrument' in Genesis are Phil and Steve. It's not a coincidence that they arrive almost at the same time in the band...


    Overall, I'm really impress about the Mechanics in a live situation right now. I do not understand why our new songs sound better in a live context than in a studio? Probably the mix lacks of dynamics and sounds too synthetic for my ears.


    ...But i prefer Steve's music for sure even if he's a less instinctive and (sometimes) melodic songwriter than Mike.

    Hello everybody,


    This is my own list:


    VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE: Ace of Wands

    PLEASE DON'T TOUCH: Icarus Ascending

    SPECTRAL MORNINGS: Everyday

    DEFECTOR: The Steppes

    CURED: Overnight Sleeper

    HIGHLY STRUNG: Cell 151

    BAY OF KINGS: Second Chance

    TILL WE HAVE FACES: Gulf

    MOMENTUM: Cavalcanti

    GUITAR NOIR: Take These Pearls

    BLUES WITH A FEELING: Big Dallas Sky

    WATCHER OF THE SKIES: GENESIS REVISITED: Déjà Vu

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Celebration

    DARKTOWN: Jane Austen's Door

    TO WATCH THE STORMS: Wind, Sand and Stars

    WILD ORCHIDS: Man in the Long Black Coat

    OUT OF THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH: Fire on The Moon

    BEYOND THE SHROUDED HORIZON: Prairie Angel/A Place Called Freedom

    WOLFLIGHT: Love Song to a Vampyre

    THE NIGHT SIREN: The Gift

    AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT: Those Golden Wings


    FEEDBACK '86: Oh How i Love You

    GENESIS REVISITED II: The Lamia

    METAMORPHEUS: The Dancing Ground

    TRIBUTE: Chaconne

    SKETCHES OF SATIE: Gymnopédie No. 1

    GTR: The Hunter (Guitar mix)

    SQUACKETT: Divided Self

    My Top Ten

    (no order)


    Carpet Crawlers

    Looking for someone

    Stagnation

    The Lamia

    Back In NYC

    Moonlit Knight

    Calling All Stations (despite the fade-out and the FM sound)

    Fading Lights

    The Cinema Show

    The Musical box


    Best to all,

    Benjamin

    I'm so disapointing: there's no melody, the chorus is very awful and unecessary, and a cold feeling on the guitar part. It's not a good tune at all. And the drums sound...oh my god, that's so awful. Hope that the rest of the album will be better...