mandag 1. april 2013

Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)





















Artist: Steven Wilson
Album: The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
Country: UK


Release date: February 25, 2013
Label: Kscope
Genre: Progressive Rock
Existed since: 2003


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Review:
I have a confession to make. I havent actually listened to any of his previous solo recordings. Even though ive seen they gotten rly good critics, i assumed it followed the same path in music as what he was doing in Porcupine Tree, which i found, after listening to some of their albums 20+ times, boring, simply put.
As ive been listening to this recording, i found out, this may not be the case...
On this album he draws strong influence from the 70's prog rock w leanings towards 70's jazz/rock fusion n mix it w his own strong sound n voice. I can hear a presence from the earliest Pink Floyd records n guitar soloing from the later Gilmour. There is also Van Der Graaf Generator n early Genesis, n even some The Tangent elements in the keyboard section of the music.
Expect strong musicianship n melodies. This will record will get loads of spin before i get tired of it...

Highly Recommended


Album musicians:
Steven Wilson - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Guthrie Govan - lead guitar
Adam Holzman - keyboards
Theo Travis - flute, sax
Nick Beggs - bass, chapman stick
Marco Minnemann - drums


Tracklist:
  1. Luminol
  2. Drive Home
  3. The Holy Drinker
  4. The Pin Drop
  5. The Watchmaker
  6. The Raven That Refused To Sing

Released records:
Insurgentes, 2008
NSRGNTS RMXS (ep), 2009
Grace For Drowning, 2011






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