Simon Collins returns with his fourth solo album, “Becoming Human”, an album where he takes the musical inspiration of his previous band Sound of Contact and creates a strong and exciting mixture of rock, pop, prog, electronica, and dare we say, a hint of industrial. Simon has managed to master the sound of prog that the fans love so much, but keep it original sounding as well.
From the album BECOMING HUMAN.
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Simon Collins new album, “Becoming Human“. Simon Collins has been grappling with heady subjects while writing his new album. He can spend hours discussing astronomy, cosmology, and quantum physics. He loves a good conspiracy theory too, but the rollercoaster that we all face as we become human, is the focus of the album’s theme. The album ultimately is a conversation about surrender, renewal, uplift, and mortality. Not surprisingly, the album is called Becoming Human.
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Robbie Bronnimann, and Co-Produced by Collins, he says of the album, “the record reflects a deep, wild existential journey and sonic evolution. The soundscape explores a progressive fusion of electronic and rock Influences, a cross-pollination of genres melding space atmospheres and ambient moods with progressive pop song craft, creating a futuristic progressive sounding album.”
Guest musicians on the album include original Sound Of Contact guitarist Kelly Avril Nordstrom, the outstanding bass player Gaz Williams, and lastly guitarist Robin Boult. Robbie Bronnimann also brought his bespoke keyboard and sound design to the mix. Collins plays keyboards also, along with drums and of course, all vocals. “Robbie and I collaborated on many of the songs, the album also features co-writes with Dave Kerzner and Kelly Avril Nordstrom on songs I initially brought to the mountain of material earmarked for the second “Sound of Contact” album,” adds Simon.
Simon Collins – vocals, drums, keys
Robbie Bronnimann – keys, programming, sound design
Gaz Williams – bass guitar
Kelly Avril Nordstrom – electric & acoustic guitars
Robin Boult – electric & acoustic guitars