Tell us something of how Spaceseed got together and about the various musicians who form the 'core' band?
Originally the group was a jam band playing to the overtone... creating a din and then attempting to manipulate it. Now, we focus on each instrument. Each has its own zone, or wavelength if you like, that works to support the whole. Nik taught us a lot about dynamics. You need to be able to play space rock while asleep - especially on tour! Before it seemed that we were all jamming in one direction, which was fine. But now it has grown from that into a more song oriented format, We’ve started writing more as a team, not to mention the help we get these days from Daevid Allen, Bridget Wishart, and Joshua, who are all magnificent writers in their own right.
What does the term ‘spacerock’ mean to you as a genre?
Nik's such a great character...
How would you describe the new album, Architects of Twilight, and is it a progression from what you've released before, or are Spaceseed off in a new direction?
Let’s talk about some of those genre luminaries you’ve been able to bring in to the current album... Harvey and Bridget from Hawkwind, Bob Harvey from Jefferson Airplane...
‘Nebula Part 1’ – Synth maestro Hayes, Green and Pack cut loose.
‘The Saucer Incident’ – Brian illustrates the perils of being in a UFO in a post 9/11 world.
‘Blood On My Hands’ – Bob Harvey turns in a stunning performance as a jailed mad scientist.
‘Titan’ – The disc’s single.
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