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Alex Lifeson interview with Chile's Radio Futuro

Wed, Oct 13, 2010@4:57PM | comments removed/disabled

Rush finishes off their 2010 Time Machine Tour this coming weekend by playing shows in Argentina and Chile, both countries where Rush has never played before. As I'd mentioned in a post from earlier this week, Alex and Geddy have been making the rounds in the South American press to discuss the tour and the band's future plans. In an interview Alex Lifeson gave in late August with Allentown's The Morning Call, Alex had the following to say regarding the new album:

... "There is the epic song, 'Clockwork Angels,' which is really taking shape. It's a multi-parted piece, very dynamic," Lifeson says. "Then there's some stuff that's very melodic and on the softer side, on acoustic, with a strong melody. So there's great diversity there. ...

In a recent interview with Chile's Radio Futuro (loose English translation), Alex expands on these comments a bit when asked about the new material. Here's a rough English translation from reader Vinnie2112:

It's difficult to know until we are in the studio and record it, that's how it starts shaping up and acquires its own life because of the changes that are made while you record it. I think we need to write 2 or 3 more songs to be able to finish the composition of the new album. From the six we have written, there are a couple that are very long. One of them is Clockwork Angels, and it's very long in particular, with various parts and in an epic style of composition, maybe like the ones we did before, those long pieces, with a more extended format. But there are also various melodic pieces; one of them is in acoustic format, very friendly. It's a good blend of many things. Until we have everything ready and a more consummate idea of the album, it is difficult to know how it will be, but it will have a lot of energy for sure.

What's new about Alex's comments in this interview is his mention of there being a couple of very long songs. He had already mentioned the Clockwork Angels piece in his The Morning Call interview. I now have reason to believe that this other long song may be the instrumental Unfinished Business or Unfinished Monkey Business, which I had first mentioned in a Friday updates post back in February.

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