This just announced yesterday...
December 12, 2012, Lightyears Music and Sonic Reality are proud to announce a new progressive rock band project, Sound of Contact. The brainchild of Simon Collins, Dave Kerzner, Kelly Nordstrom and Matt Dorsey, Sound of Contact have created a sound all of their own while paying serious homage to the greats of Prog rock and electronica. With a forthcoming concept album entitled “Dimensionaut”, producers Simon Collins and Dave "Squids" Kerzner along with mixing engineer Nick Davis (Genesis’ co-producer/engineer) unleash a collection of truly atmospheric science fiction inspired space rock!
After making 3 solo albums Simon Collins, son of legendary musician Phil Collins, decided to try something he had always wanted to do. Ever since he was a child watching and air drumming along to his father’s band Genesis he dreamed about having a band of his own, a group of artists that shared a vision with whom he could collaborate with musically and lyrically. That band is now “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.
With their debut album “Dimensionaut” they hit the road running with a deep concept album about a dimensional time and space traveler making new discoveries in alternate realities on a trek to expand the boundaries of the human experience. The album features a wide range of material from dark and mysterious progressive rock to romantic and high energy alternative rock songs. From atmospheric instrumental segues to melodic radio-friendly vocal tracks to the 18+ minute long epic grand finale “Dimensionaut” has a refreshing balance of adventurous musical styles and brings back the art of a concept album to a new generation of listeners.
Visit the web site and get on the newsletter to be up to date on activity relating to Simon and the band. Both Simon and I recently contributed to Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited 2 album (doing vocals and keys on Supper's Ready) and if you like that then you'll probably like the 18+ minute track at the end of "Dimensionaut"! Some nods to that in there.
Here's the web site and here's the first video trailer for the album: