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Steven Wilson Releases Details For New Solo Album

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British progressive rock veteran, and founder of Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson has posted the following update online in regards to his forthcoming solo album:

"My second solo album is nearing completion. It will be in the form of 2 separate 40 minute albums released in the same 2 CD set, and will also come as a blu-ray with surround mix, high definition stereo and a lot of visual material (Lasse is already working hard on films for many of the songs.) We're also planning a special Insurgentes style hard back book edition with a full length bonus CD of additional material.

"A year in the making, this is without doubt my biggest project to date, perhaps my most ambitious and personal music, and with some phenomenal musicians and performances on it (drummer Nic France in particular is going to blow a lot of people away). We hope a website will launch around April/May to start previewing material, with the album scheduled for September."

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1. n0thinghead writes:

bro does this guy ever stop just to take a breather or something. does he even have a family?? he's always doing something lmao

# Feb 19, 2011 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. utoad9 writes:

....and everything he does is amazing.

# Feb 19, 2011 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Steven Wilson writes, creates, thinks about, eats, sleeps, sh*ts, listens to, produces, makes love to, and is a force of music.

Can't wait for this! Blackfield III (Welcome to my DNA) first though.

# Feb 19, 2011 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. OlafBerzerker writes:

lots of material to tap into im only 3 albums deep its been 8 years

# Feb 20, 2011 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

^ What three albums?

# Feb 20, 2011 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cozen writes:

^It's tough...I can't get away from Deadwing, In Absentia, FOABP & The Incident.

# Feb 20, 2011 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. IrishMetal writes:

Cozen - try his solo album Insurgentes, as well as both Blackfield.

They're all brilliant.

I'm not as fond of his earlier stuff, but those 4 you mentioned and the three I mentioned are all regularly listened to.

# Feb 20, 2011 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. OlafBerzerker writes:

lightbulb,in absentia,foabp can be played anytime start to finnish. the rest i listen 2 in snipets

# Feb 20, 2011 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cozen writes:

Irish - Already listened to Insurgentes and agree...haven't listened to much Blackfield yet.

Olaf - give Deadwing another spin as it tops my list and I'll try Lightbulb Sun

# Feb 21, 2011 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RememberMetal? writes:

First Blackfield album is melancholic perfection...second one... not so much.

"Insurgentes" was quite good, so I'm looking forward to the next one. I'll pick up the new Blackfield with the hope that it's like the first record or at least completely different from the second...

# Feb 21, 2011 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RememberMetal? writes:

As for Porcupine Tree ... You can't go wrong with any album from "Up the Downstair" to "The Incident".

"In Absentia" is the most 'metal' album and "The Incident" is dark and brlliant. Anyone who is a fan of "The Bends" or "Ok Computer" era Radiohead should check out "Stupid Dream" and "Lightbulb Sun". "Deadwing" are cinematic concept albums and "Signify" and "Up the Downstair" like the first, Blackfield album are melancholy genius. All the 90's-2000 albums are remixed/mastered perfectly.

End transmission from raving fan :)

# Feb 21, 2011 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

i come to rlly like PT, but the song that i first heard from them and that single-handedly got me into them was "times flies", but that song doesn't even rlly demonstrate their sound. i've gone insane searching for another band/artist the plays something similar to that song.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 9:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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