Phileas Fogg – “Predict All My Failures”


Phileas Fogg returns – following last year’s impressive “Will Never Be Played Again” – with another slice of psych-rock goodness. The elusive project touts a suave guitar presence with a bit of a spaghetti-western pull, with emotive vocals establishing a firm lead and eventually sporting a haunting reflective background layer. There’s a turn around 01:30 to a more contemplative, nocturnal tone with vocals bordering on spoken word, before concluding with a forceful array of frantic guitars and the repeating vocal hook. “Predict All My Failures” is another success for Phileas Fogg.

Mike Mineo

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1 Comment

  1. One of the most elusive artists out there. The dude releases an Album and disappears.

    I followed him back in the Myspace days when his music was way more Emo but still pretty unique. I even once tried finding the chords to one of his songs and failed miserably.

    He doesn’t seem to fall into a specific genres and each time I hear some other influence but never quite like anything else out there.

    Is there any other information about Asi Binyamini? Who is he? Where from? Does he really write and play all those instruments himself? Or is Phileas Fogg a collective?

    More info, I’m intrigued.


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