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Posted: July 31 2012, 12:14

The September issue of Mojo Magazine (available now) includes a 1-page interview with Mike, which contains some more details about the album he's currently working on:

"I'm fed up with all these computers and samplers, the next album's going to be hard rock, lots of guitars, real drums, real vocals, Hammond organs."

Thanks, Blackabyss
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Posted: July 31 2012, 12:16

YES!

YES!

Some other people on an album! When he stopped even using humans for the singing, I thought there was no going back.


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Posted: July 31 2012, 12:19

Quote (Korgscrew @ July 31 2012, 12:14)
The September issue of [URL=http://cover.mojo4music.com/Item.aspx?

"I'm fed up with all these computers and samplers, the next album's going to be hard rock, lots of guitars, real drums, real vocals, Hammond organs."

Thanks, Blackabyss

I can't keep up with him. He seems to love computers one minute and hate them the next. I wish he were more consistent. Will we ever see another album like Ommadawn, Hergest or Amarok ?
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Posted: July 31 2012, 12:26

Yeah ! Hard rock and guitars...  :)
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Posted: July 31 2012, 12:26

:/  i hope he's only fed up with computers and samplers for this album ! one can do very nice things wih samplers and computers and Mike has proved that !!!

.. but well i'm happy to listen to something new from him , finally !!
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Posted: July 31 2012, 12:27

He also picks some favourite tunes, Oldfield's Oldies :-

1. Cream - White Room
2. Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe Eugene
3. Bob Dylan - Dignity
4. The Halle Orchestra - Sibelius's symphony No 5
5. Centipede - Septober Energy

More clues to the new albums direction? A short interview but really interesting :)
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Posted: July 31 2012, 12:48

Wow! It's a very interesting year for Mike's fans with no doubt, because a lot of re-released stuff, performance on the Olympic opening ceremony and now... not only a new album annonuced, but a back-to-his-roots album announced, wchich will be recorded mostly on real instruments, without or with a very little use of electronics. This leads me to....noooo, is it just me, or does anybody else has.... the Amarok on his mind? :)
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Posted: July 31 2012, 13:19

This is where the often rumored Telecaster idea fits in. Fender Telecaster is the ultimate rock guitar.
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Posted: July 31 2012, 13:37

Oh My god that sounds interesting  :O

Now all i want to know when in the future this is planned to be released.
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Posted: July 31 2012, 13:44

This is great news. I was really hoping his work on his older albums would rekindle his desire to work with proper live instrumentation again. Be interesting to hear what his song writing is like these days, he hasn't done it for a long while, and what he has to say with it. There was talk of him working with a professional lyric writer a while back wasn't there? So it could be good. Though I hope he goes back to the format of Crises/Discover and at least include one or two new instrumentals. Again using live instruments.

A large part of me kind of hopes he keeps the samplers and sequencers switched off for good. He's relied on them too heavily for too long.
Anyway I hope this album comes out quite soon to ride on the success of all the attention the Olympics is bringing him.

He's not out of retirement yet it seems....
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Posted: July 31 2012, 13:44

It just can't be the end of the world in this year! :)
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Posted: July 31 2012, 13:54

All too fantastic for words. Just. Brilliant.
I really thought MoTS might be the end of the road. Apparently not - time to go into fangirl squee mode  ;)

Huzzah to Mike!  :D


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Posted: July 31 2012, 14:00

Quote (Korgscrew @ July 31 2012, 12:14)
The September issue of Mojo Magazine
"I'm fed up with all these computers and samplers, the next album's going to be hard rock, lots of guitars, real drums, real vocals, Hammond organs."

I think I must have died and gone to heaven!

oh now I really can't wait...hope he enjoys making it :)


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Posted: July 31 2012, 14:29

My jaw fell down with this awesome and absolutely fabulous piece of news!!! After all those years that he's more into Michael Gordon Oldfield mode on,seems that Mike Oldfield's back again!

Now it's the time to Mike shows the guitarist he is in his essence,with a heavier feel. Can't wait to headbang a bit with MO's new album \m/


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Posted: July 31 2012, 14:33

On Crises and Discovery he already went the direction he now refers to I think (and hope, for that matter)... With Shadow on the Wall and the track Discovery ( and maybe Poison Arrows as well, come to think of it... ) he did some songs of which he said in an interview back in those days: "I've always liked what people now call heavy metal... In our days we simply used to call it rock... ". I might be wrong on the exact words, but I think I am close to them...  ;)

To be short : COME ON, MIKE !!! LET'S ROCK !!!!   :cool:
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Posted: July 31 2012, 15:03

I can't get excited about a "Rock" album. His music has been unique. I don't want to hear a mainstream genre. Guitars was this kind of thing which I didn't appreciate.

Prog Rock, now I would be more interested.
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Posted: July 31 2012, 15:06

Gasp ... !!! Just when you thought that he finally found his place on the chillout ground he suddenly changes direction again with this statement. This man is absolutely mad but in the most genius way. Maybe something like QE2, FMO or Discovery with some longer instrumentals and some headbanger songs.

Mike, you are my personal Olympic hero winning every gold metal for the Music Style Decathlon.
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Posted: July 31 2012, 15:07

Even when Mike goes a bit "mainstream",it's not mainstream compared to other peers on the genre.Porcupine Tree is quite heavy and it's still progressive rock.Let's wait and see what Mike's getting ready to be later released!

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Posted: July 31 2012, 15:25

Awesome news.

I really wonder if Mike has seen our performance of Amarok. I wouldn't presume to take credit, but I'd love to think that it inspired him in some way to get more active again musically.
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Posted: July 31 2012, 15:31

Following the Sky News interview at the time of MOTS release when he first half-jokingly mentioned he might do a heavy metal album next I've been wishing with all my heart this would become a reality !! ... And now its confirmed !!! .... I'm Estatic !!!!!   :)

I hope its mainly instrumental with one or two great songs and not fashioned as TB IV .... which is probably unlikely being the 40th anniversary next year .

Its bringing back wonderful memories of the early eighties concerts ( Mike's rock period ) which I've enjoyed the most of all the many MO concerts I've attended ..... esp. Mike's fantastic guitar work and the wonderful musicians he had in his band.

BRING IT ON !!!!!!!  :D
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