Phoenix Rising is the exciting rock-dance collaboration between...
... Japanese band Rovo and UK ambient techno pioneers System 7.
Rovo are a popular Japanese progressive rock-jam band. They feature two drummers, funky bass and innovative keyboards and are fronted by guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto (formerly with The Boredoms) and masterful electric violinist Yuji Katsui.
System 7 is the dance music project of Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, presenting a unique combination of tech-house beats and live musicianship, who have had a strong influence on the development of psychedelic ambient and electronica.
Phoenix Rising live is a combined show of System 7 and Rovo playing together, sometimes using the techno beats as the rhythmic basic and sometimes using the live drums, seamlessly morphing from one to the other.
The full Phoenix Rising studio album is set for UK release on September 23rd 2013, featuring original collaborations from System 7 and Rovo. It also includes a new arrangement of Meeting of the Spirits by the Mahavishnu Orchestra a perfect showcase for the album's astonishing blend of guitar and electric violin.
The album moves from more techno based tracks like Love for the Phoenix, through mostly live played rock-orientated pieces and ending with the beautiful ambient composition Unseen Onsen.