Live trance act System 7 team up with Son Kite, Jam El Mar and Eat Static on their latest longplayer 'Phoenix'.
Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy have been making music together as System 7 for almost twenty years. Their part cosmic, part psychedelic concoctions that veer between trance, techno and progressive house usually feature big name collaborators such as The Orb, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, and Talvin Singh as well as big remixers such as Richie Hawtin, Marshall Jefferson and James Holden. The System 7 live show, which includes Hillage on a modified "techno guitar" and Giraudy on synths is a regular crowdpuller on the festival circuit with recent sets this year at Glade and Glastonbury.
Latest album 'Phoenix' is another collaborative project, this time featuring studio hook-ups with Son Kite aka Minilogue, Jam El Mar from Jam & Spoon, and Eat Static. The album came about after the daughter of Astroboy creator Osamu Tezuka approached the pair to make an album inspired by Tezuka's drawings. "We felt it would be really exciting to make a whole album inspired by the Phoenix stories. We love the way Tezuka’s stories shift in time and space and we also love his sense of humour," Hillage told Japanese mag Kansai Time Out.
2. Space Bird
4. Masato Eternity
5. Song For The Phoenix
6. Strange Beings
System7's 'Phoenix' is currently out on Wayko Records in Japan. It gets a worldwide release on A-Wave on January 28, 2008.