Peter Gabriel, Genesis reunion and MP3 downloads
Don’t give up. Peter Gabriel could one day play “the Lamb” again with Banks, Collins, Rutherford, and may be even Hackett.
Such a Genesis reunion would certainly send most prog-rockers in to orbit.
There was a control circuit designer I once knew who would happily create an open-loop feedback circuit to the sounds of Highway to Hell by AC/DC. But I know that many engineers are really prog-rockers. Come out of the closet, you know you want to.
In an interview published in The Daily Telegraph this week, Gabriel tantalises us Genesis fans on the subject of a possible reunion by saying “don’t rule it out”.
For Gabriel, who has wider interests than prog-rock these days, has lately looked in to music downloads on the Internet and in particular the availability of new types of high quality audio files.
He is collaborating with hi-fi loudspeaker specialist Bowers and Wilkins on a new download service offering higher quality uncompressed audio files.
“We are in an interesting time, going from an old paradigm to a new one,” Bowers and Wilkins research head Dr Gary Geaves told Electronics Weekly. “Digital MP3 is part of it, digital networks is another.”
For more on Sussex-based Bowers and Wilkins see Steve Bush’s detailed overview of the company and its leading edge audio technologies.