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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:50 pm    New in-depth article on Steve Wilson Reply with quoteBack to top

Just stumbled upon this long article about Steve Wilson on "InnerViews" - which also seems to involve Alan Parsons and others (didn't find the time to read to the end yet, but it definitely is interesting...).

http://www.innerviews.org/inner/wilson2.html

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:22 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

You should go see Steven Wilson live if you have the chance, Michael. Seriously.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:48 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Pertou » wrote:
You should go see Steven Wilson live if you have the chance, Michael. Seriously.


Well, I will, I guess - just waiting for the chance to come.


I think I like him a lot (as a person, I mean) judging from the interviews I know, and from his conversation with KS on the Loreley DVD.

As for the music I have to admit that I'm not yet fully converted into a Porcupine Tree fan. I don't know why, I know several of their albums, some early, some later, and of course they are brilliant musicians in a technical sense, just: the spark didn't...ehm (what the hell do sparks do...?!), dunno: jump over. The penny didn't drop. But I can't put the finger on it. It should be just my cup oft tea, but...

A friend did send me some of his solo or side projects though a while ago, and that seemed much more interseting to me. Just: I didn't find the time yet to really imbibe this, maybe something I should put on my list...

Hope they will invent the 48-hours-day soon. Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:35 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm not the greatest Porcupine Tree fan either, but Storm Corrosion and his solo albums are totally awesome.

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« Pertou » wrote:
I'm not the greatest Porcupine Tree fan either, but his solo albums and Storm Corrosion project is totally awesome.


Think so. Never heard about Storm Corrosion though, thanks for the tip!

I thought Bass Communion is quite cool... Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:16 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I loved the early PT albums, but found recent albums - and his solo work - unlistenable.
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I loved the early PT albums, but found recent albums - and his solo work - unlistenable.


I indeed remember I liked the debut album the most, the instrumental parts in particular, they seemed to slightly have a "Krautrock quality" - or at least, that was my association...

Well "unlistenable" wouldn't be the word I use, rather that their songwriting doesn't really touch me, usually...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:17 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Great interview, thanks for posting the link Michael.

I think Steven Wilson is the most brilliant composer alive today.
Besides his musical output I also like his ideas and opinions on music and the music industry.

I love his recent output, Grace for Drowning and Storm Corrosion (with another hero of mine Mikael Åkerfeldt) are my favorite albums of the 21st century!

The older stuff with PT is nice too, with ups and downs. His work with Tom Bowness in no-man also hits the right spot.


Can't wait to get my hands on the new album!


« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:
they seemed to slightly have a "Krautrock quality"
If you are interested in his Krautrock output try to get your hands on the 4 I.E.M. albums.

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« Naus » wrote:
Besides his musical output I also like his ideas and opinions on music and the music industry.


Exactly my opinion... Cool

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If you are interested in his Krautrock output try to get your hands on the 4 I.E.M. albums.


Thank You! I put it on my to-check-out list! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:27 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Speaking of Alan Parsons and interview, maybe this is of interest to some as well...

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2009/04/09/alan-parsons-twitter/

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:33 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Naus » wrote:
If you are interested in his Krautrock output try to get your hands on the 4 I.E.M. albums.


« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:
Thank You! I put it on my to-check-out list! Smile


Michael, can I suggest you also check out Blackfield. This is Steve's most accessible work, in a pop sense. Nice tunes which are (dare I say) wife-friendly. Suggest starting with Blackfield II.

At the moment I'm totally blown away by his 'Grace For Drowning' album. Just can't stop playing it.

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Nice tunes which are (dare I say) wife-friendly. Suggest starting with Blackfield II.


Thank You, Victor, and: IMPORTANT point! Wink

I'll report to how much a degree it was compatible with the taste of my gal, once I've arrived there...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:32 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I couldn't stand the Blackfield albums either...

The last good work he/PT did imo was Deadwing. That's really good. Also the Opeth album Damnation is really good. But, everything else... yuk. I'm sick of all the cod-metal and I think he's stopped writing decent songs. Just my opinion, of course.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:24 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Well Steve your tastes are, shall we say, a little more left field than most Smile

But with that in mind I can't understand why 'Grace For Drowning' meets with such disapproval Surprised

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:20 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

heh heh

I approve wholeheartedly of bands moving on & exploring, Mooch have lost more fans than most by never standing in the same place... that's one reason why I like Rush and The Stranglers, they moved onward, explored, reached out... but with the SW/PT stuff the creativity seemed to leach out of the music. I was quite shocked by how poor The Incident was - to my ears, anyway. There's a line in a mid-period PT song - "You find me cold, but inspired..." Yes, I do.

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