Joined: Aug. 2012
||Posted: Dec. 08 2012, 12:36
This will be Mikes first fresh music output since MOTS - 5 years ago. His last "rocking" sounds we have heard ... am I wrong ... on Guitars and TB III - 14 years ago.
Thats a long time for changing his personal direction. So for me, this project is a totally black box. What the hell, is Mikes imagination of rock music today?? Does he know more modern rock bands, alternative rock, gothic, epic rock ... or will his music be influenced by older masters? Long years ago, i remember that he talked well about Limp Bizkit. Will that mean anything to this project today??
His decision to work with other musicians again is a big surprise. Mike is open for a collaboration with a well known producer - wow. Steve Lipson worked with the Simple Minds, Annie Lennox in the 80/90ies. Doesnt sound so bad to me.
Also he needs a drummer - Simon Philips would be a great pleasure. Another cool option could be Evelyn Glennie. This woman did a totally impressive percussion job on the olympic opening festival with the underworld guys. After watching and listening to "And I will kiss" this summer, i thought at first, that the drums on it sounds a lot like the ommadawn drums. And i was so sure, that i had heard something new from Mike. That was wrong, but the music is still great.
The fact that Tarja Turunen appears on the Remix album, make it possible, that she also sings a song on the rock album as well and this could make sense, cause she is already a well known vocalist of epic rock. Lets see what will happen ... Very exciting!!!