Wreckage (early version of Ancestral), recorded October 20, 2013, Royal Albert Hall
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:35 PM
Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:43 PM
stevenwilsonhq A short clip of legendary harmonica player Mark Feltham working on one of my new songs “To the Bone”. I’ve loved Mark’s playing ever since hearing his work on albums such as Talk Talk’s “Colour of Spring” and “Spirit of Eden” and The The’s “Mind Bomb”, so it’s a real thrill to have him playing on the new album.
Better than that he was in Nine Below Zero and played with Rory Gallagher
Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:10 PM
Not sure why the photo doesn't display below. Go here to see it. https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ-QpVwg6gI/
Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:29 PM
Steven wrote on his Facebook:
After many months of writing and recording, I’m pleased to finally announce details of my new album To The Bone, and a major European tour in early 2018 which includes a return to many of my favourite venues, including London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. For my North and South American fans, expect to see further tour news soon.To The Bone is due to be released on 18th August but is available now to pre-order in a variety of formats, including a special deluxe hard back 120 page book edition, which includes an exclusive full length CD of demos and unused songs, and a one-sided 7 inch vinyl single of a bonus instrumental song from the album sessions. Neither of these will be available anywhere else - https://stevenwilson.lnk.to/ToTheBo...My fifth record is in many ways inspired by the hugely ambitious progressive pop records that I loved in my youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring and Tears for Fears’ Seeds of Love). Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the current era in which truth can apparently be a flexible notion, observations of the everyday lives of refugees, terrorists and religious fundamentalists, and a welcome shot of some of the most joyous wide-eyed escapism I’ve created in my career so far. Something for all the family!
So, I can definitely hear the pop influence - very much "Don't Give up" (Peter Gabriel) vibe. I quite liked it on first listen; very emotional vibe.
Craig Blundell also posted some interesting things about how Steven approached the drums:
Steven Wilson - Pariah - Listening Video
In a few months, Steven's new album "To the Bone" will be released. I was privileged to be asked to play on the album back in October and in mid December we went into Paul Stacey's studio to track drums with a variety of different Mapex kits, Cymbals and head configurations. Obviously, out of respect for the boss, I won't divulge much about the album, I'll leave that to him, but its been in my car for a few weeks now and I love it. As always with SW, its different from the last. When I got sent this song as a demo I remember being pretty moved by it when I listened the first time, it was exactly the same when I was recording it too and when I heard it on Steven's Youtube channel last night. Music is a universal language that's so powerful that always provokes emotion, and this is no exception...
For the drummers amongst you, from the drums, he wanted groove, feel and dynamics without all the complications and fills to let the songs breathe along with electronics/programmed parts. There's a wide range of different styles all over the album, but for this track in particularly, it was nice to strip everything back, take away the small rack toms, put up a couple of 24" crashes and "play" just behind everything.
I hope you like it...
Indeed, not every song has to be bursting to the seams with proggy odd time and complicated fills! lol
I'm happy Steven continues to change his sound (though I am partial to the prog stuff!) and follow what inspires him. (Otherwise, I think, we'd get recycled garbage that even the artist doesn't care for...)
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