Dienstag, 4. Oktober 2011

Steven Wilson

"Grace For Drowning" is Steven Wilson's second album and develops further the uncompromising creativity evident on his highly regarded debut, "Insurgentes".

Wilson describes the release as, "My biggest project to date."
Insurgentes was an important step for me into something new. This record takes that as a starting point, but it’s more experimental and more eclectic. For me, the golden period for music was the late sixties and early seventies, when the album became the primary means of artistic expression, when musicians liberated themselves from the 3 minute pop song format, and started to draw on jazz and classical music especially, combining it with the spirit of psychedelia to create “journeys in sound” I guess you could call them.
So, without being retro, my album is a kind of homage to that spirit. There’s everything from Ennio Morricone-esque film themes to choral music to piano ballads to a 23 minute progressive jazz–inspired piece. I’ve actually used a few jazz musicians this time, which is something I picked up from my work remixing the King Crimson records.

The "deluxe 4 disc hardback book edition" features 3 CD's, a Blu-Ray version of the album and a 120-page book packaged in a hard back book. In addition to the album on 2CDs, a third CD features out-takes and demo material.

The blu-ray disc contains the album in 5.1 surround sound and high resolution stereo mixes of the album and additional demos. The video content, created by long-term collaborator Lasse Hoile, includes music videos featuring Wilson, photo galleries, hand written notes and lyrics.  

1. Grace for Drowning
2. Sectarian
3. Deform to Form a Star
4. No Part of Me
5. Postcard
6. Raider Prelude
7. Remainder the Black Dog

1. Belle De Jour
2. Index
3. Track One
4. Raider II
5. Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye

1. Home In Negative
2. Fluid Tap
3. The Map
4. Raider Acceleration
5. Black Dog Throwbacks
6. Raider II – demo version

Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is a British musician, best known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of progressive rock band Porcupine Tree.
He is involved in many other bands and musical projects both as musician and producer (including No-Man and Blackfield) and also maintains a solo career.
Wilson is a self-taught producer, audio engineer, guitar and keyboard player, playing other instruments as and where required (including bass guitar, concert harp, hammer dulcimer and flute).