Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning (2011)

9/1/11 12:04AM
Official video for "Remainder the Black Dog." Well, it's not without curiosity, but Lasse Holle's style is rather samey and predictable, as the style looks very much like so many other Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson videos. Then again, save for some jazzy elements (soprano sax), the song itself will remind people of Steven's other work. I guess without hearing the rest of the record, this track I am skeptical will be one of the bigger highlights for me. But we'll see.

  8/10/11 3:50PM
Song and Video for "Track One" (off disc 2)

7/17/11 11:37PM - 7/20/11 1:13AM

I know this is a few hours late, but you can download the track "Remainder the Black Dog" by going here and signing up for the KScope email list.

There's also samples of every song on this album on the streaming player here

Release date September 26/27th, 2011.

Disc 1:
1. Grace for Drowning 2:00
2. Sectarian 8:00
3. Deform to Form a Star 8:00
4. No Part of Me 5:45
5. Postcard 4:30
6. Raider Prelude 2:30
7. Remainder the Black Dog 9:15

40 minutes

Disc 2:
1. Belle de Jour 3:00
2. Index 4:45
3. Track One 4:15
4. Raider II 23:15
5. Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye 8:00


Says Wilson, "“'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.”"

US Tour Dates: Minneapolis of course isn't allowed.

Tuesday, November 8th – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Thursday, November 10th – Baltimore, MD – Ram's Head Live
Friday, November 11th – NY, NY – Best Buy Theater
Saturday, November 12th – Philadelphia, PA – Temple Performing Arts Center
Sunday, November 13th – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
Friday, November 18th – Chicago, IL – Park West

6/24/11 8:42PM

This new teaser for 1 of his 2 solo records I guess expected to drop this Fall (Deform to Form a Star / Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye being the other). The new teaser video right below has more than the original trailer. I guess the artwork in it is the cover.

edit: or some are saying there are not 2 albums, but rather 1 DOUBLE ALBUM in fact titled "Grace For Drowning" with the individual discs being "Deform to Form a Star" and "Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye."

Color me a tad more optimistic.

Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning (album cover reveal) from Kscope on Vimeo.

Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning (album teaser) from Kscope on Vimeo.