System 7 - UP
UK 2011 CD-R; A-Wave: AAWCD014 [Promo CDR album]
UK 2011 CD; A-Wave: AAWCD014
JP 2011 CD; Wakyo: WKYCD031 [with OBI]
7:15 I Want To Be A Verb
Promo: April 2011.
UK CD: 31st May 2011.
Japan CD: 8th June 2011.
"PositiveNoise" and "I Want To Be A Verb" are collaborations with A Guy Called
Written by Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy and Gerald
Simpson. Published by Stage Three Publishing Ltd / Nanoplasmic Publishing.
From System 7's A-Wave website:
1. PositiveNoise - This opening track is one of our collaborations with A
Guy Called Gerald. The intro section is taken directly from a live
recording we made at Gerald's Berlin studio while writing this track.
We're really happy with the combination of melodic chords and groove and
Gerald's throbbing bass sound.
8. I Seem To Be a Verb - Another
collaboration with A Guy Called Gerald this track is a
bit slower than the rest with a lyrical bouncy groove and a snatch of Twin
Peaks baritone guitar.
"Carl Craig worked with System 7 on several
tracks in the 1990s and two of his mixes are featured on the successful
recently released digital catalogue album System 7 Classics.
collaboration between System 7 and British house music legend A Guy Called
Gerald who now lives in Berlin, and is one of two tracks on the album that
they worked on together.
It will also have a
video produced in Japan by ace animation team Mood Magic, who also made
the acclaimed video for System 7's Hinotori released in 2007. The
PositiveNoise video will be released to TV and youtube on April 11th, as
part of the build up to the album release.
Up is the first album of
new System 7 material since 2007's Phoenix, which was heavily influenced
by the work of Japanese manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka. Much of the album,
including the two tracks with A Guy Called Gerald was written in Berlin,
and regular exposure to the contemporary Berlin techno scene has
influenced System 7' Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy to work with
somewhat slower tempos than previously. Accordingly the new album has more
of a techno and tech-house feel to it, still showcasing the unique System
7 sound with ultra modern production and a feeling of positivity.
Also featured is System
7's remix of Josh Wink's 'Dolphin Smack' with the full approval and
collaboration of Josh Wink. There are also collaborations with Rovo
electric violinist Yuji Katsui on the track 'Berimbau' and Japanese
guitarist DJ Funky Gong Minoru on the track 'Funky Gong'."
System 7 - UP - UK CD - Back
System 7 - UP - UK CD - Credits
System 7 - UP - UK CD - CD
System 7 - UP - UK Promo CDR Album
System 7 - UP - UK Promo CDR Album - Front
System 7 - UP - UK Promo CDR Album - Back
System 7 - UP - UK Promo CDR Album - CDR