Do any of you like Phil Collins? I have been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really did not understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins’ presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group’s undisputed masterpiece. It is an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, that album hit a new peak of professionalism. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I’ve heard in rock. Phil Collins’ solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight (featured in the trailer below) and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist.
Alright, I will stop before Mary Harron and/or Bret Easton Ellis send me an angry letter (But seriously, thank you). The aforementioned Phil Collins does go eerily well with the trailer I might add, which could have easily featured a dubstep or metal song; it’s nice to see some outside-of-the-box thinking in the realm of trailers for once. Oh, and the game looks interesting too!
Dead Space 3 is being developed by Visceral Games and will be published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on February 5th, 2013 in North America. Releases in Europe and Australia are expected to follow two and three days later, respectively. You can check out the trailer below.