Prog Magaine Issue 109 (May, 2020) - Genesis
It's Genesis old and new in the new issue of Prog Magazine, which is on sale today.
"I didn't want anybody to feel like they were being dragged along. I wanted Tony and Phil and myself to be keen to do it - to want to do it. I wanted it to feel like fun." This is how Mike Rutherford sets about explaining the Genesis reunion in the new issue. That reunion will undoubtedly be one of the biggest stories in music this year. And we've sat down with Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford to get the story of the reunion. Why they're doing it? Why now? And perhaps more importantly, what are they going to play? Prog brings you the full inside story.
On top of new Genesis, we've also got plenty of old Genesis for you too. 12-pages, no less on the making of the band's 1970s album Trespass, talking to Banks, Rutherford, Peter Gabriel and Anthony Phillips who declare: "That album was when we became a band".Includes cover-mounted CD: "A Time and A Place" featuring Green Carnation, IZZ, Three Colours Dark, I Am The Manic Whale and more...
Strawbs - Mainman Dave Cousins reflects on 50 years of the legendary prog rockers in this issue's The Prog Interview
Green Carnation - the Norwegian prog metallers are back with their first album for 14 years
Chimpan A - Magenta's Robert Reed and Steve Balsamo return with the second Chimpan A album, 13 years after the first
I Am The Manic Whale - the Reading-based prog quartet talks us through their new album Things Unseen
Toundra - the Spanish instrumental post rockers tell how they came to recored a new soundtrack to the legendary film Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari
Hexvessel - mainman Mat McNerny lays down the band's philosophy as they release their proggiest album yet
Magma - a dip into the archives to unravel the mind of Magma creator Christian Vander and his unique outlook
J.G. Thirlwell - this issue's Outer Limits feature looks at the work of Jim Thirlwell from grating industrial noise to ambient cinematic soundscapes
Mike Oldfield - another archival look at the making of Oldfield's magnum opus Tubular Bells
Dennis DeYoung - the former Styx frontman echoes the band's former pomp glories on his new solo album
Mick Pointer - the Arena drummer reveals what goes on on his Prog World...
Plus album reviews from Rush, Gentle Giant, Vangelis, Caligula's Horse, Strawbs, Martin Grech, Kavus Torabi, Pattern-Seeking Animals, Between The Buried And Me, Dennis DeYoung, Lesoir, Irmin Schmidt and more...
Includes cover-mounted CD: "Counting Out Time" featuring Airbag, Arabs In Aspic, Shaman Elephant, Steve Thorne, Perihelion and more...