Pictured (l-r) are Simon Collins and Dave KerznerSunrise, FL (June 13, 2007)–Simon Collins, Phil Collins’ son, has just released a Genesis cover, “Keep it Dark,” from the album Abacab, co-produced by Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality. Collins and Kerzner produced this modernized and futuristic version of the early 1980’s offbeat Genesis single from the ground up using music software from IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality.
“I’ve always had a special affinity for this song,” said Collins, “and when
I met Dave during Genesis’ rehearsals for their upcoming reunion tour, we
both agreed it would be a cool song to do together.”
From virtual guitar amplifiers in products like IK’s AmpliTube and AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix to acoustic drums and other sounds from IK and Sonic Reality co-produced products such as SampleTank, Sonik Synth and Studiophonik, this track was made almost entirely inside the computer.
“So many musicians, including Genesis themselves, use our software to make music with the computer,” said Kerzner. “I was really excited to use these musical tools with Simon to pay tribute to one of my favorite bands,
Simon Collins’ music is a fusion of pop, progressive rock and electronica and the song “Keep it Dark” has a theme that fits in with Simon’s fascination with space, science, mystery and the unknown. This version takes the song into darker sonic territory and uses IK software to weave rich complex textures with dimension and edge.
The song is available as a limited-time free download from: www.keepitdark.net