Dimensionaut: Carry On the Awesome Prog

No son of mine?”

No way!

Simon does his dad proud with Dimensionaut, an incredibly satisfying new concept album that instantly and undeniably enters the running for the Top Ten prog albums of 2013.

And I am happy to report that the disc was created in my corner of Canada:

In 2010, Simon, Dave, Matt and Kelly went to record at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver in different trio combinations with engineer Chris Holmes. The music and story of “Dimensionaut” was born.

Joining the team to mix the album was veteran engineer Nick Davis (Genesis, XTC, It Bites) who came from England to Canada to mix at The Warehouse in Vancouver. The album was mastered by Gavin Lurssen and Rueben Cohen of Lurssen Mastering.

In 2012 Simon Collins and Dave Kerzner found themselves working again on a Genesis song but this time it was by the invitation of Steve Hackett who was putting together his album “Genesis Revisited 2”. The album includes both Simon and Dave participating on vocals and keyboards for the epic Genesis song “Supper’s Ready”.

Hey… no wonder it sounds sooooo good!

This is great stuff, progarchists. Crank it up and enjoy it!

I am happily giving it my top rating — five stars.

Carry on, my awesome son

… we will have prog when you are done!

SOUND OF CONTACT – ‘Dimensionaut’

01. Sound Of Contact (02:05)
02. Cosmic Distance Ladder (04:43)
03. Pale Blue Dot (04:44)
04. I Am Dimensionaut (06:25)
05. Not Coming Down (06:01)
06. Remote View (03:54)
07. Beyond Illumination (05:53)  [featuring Hannah Stobart]
08. Only Breathing Out (05:57)
09. Realm Of In-Organic Beings (02:52)
10. Closer To You (05:05)
11. Omega Point (06:30)
12. Möbius Slip (19:36)
I – In The Difference Engine
II – Perihelion Continuum
III – Salvation Found
IV – All Worlds All Times

Check out the thoughtful review over at Power of Metal by Jason Spencer.

3 thoughts on “Dimensionaut: Carry On the Awesome Prog

  1. This album is definitely dividing opinion…I saw them live recently with Beardfish and Spocks Beard and i’m afraid to say I was underwhelmed. HOWEVER, I am seeing them again at the Night of the Prog festival in Germany in July and I will report back.


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