Porcupine Tree main man Steven Wilson posted a quick blurb on his official Facebook page in which he states that he went to the home of Robert Fripp (King Crimson) to record his MK2 mellotron for Wilson’s upcoming solo album. This album will be the follow-up to 2011′s Grace For Drowning.
“Today I was at Robert [Fripp]‘s place recording the mellotron parts for my new album on his original sixties MK2 mellotron, famously the one used on the debut King Crimson album. Playing a real mellotron is quite an exhausting physical experience, but it sounds amazing….”
Head on below for a picture of Wilson rocking on the mellotron. For more information on the solo album, head here. READ MORE
A post made by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Storm Corrosion) on his Official Facebook page states that a new solo album is nearly finished being written and has an early 2013 projected release date. Wilson states, “…this time I’ve written it all for my live band to play, mostly pretty long pieces (including the piece we previewed on the recent tour “Luminol”).” This album will be the follow-up to 2011′s Grace For Drowning. Wilson is also releasing a live concert Blu-Ray/DVD entitled Get All You Deserve in September. You can watch a performance of “Harmony Korine” below.
The album will be recorded in Los Angeles in September with Alan Parsons overseeing the process. Parsons is famous for being the engineer on Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side Of The Moon as well as his own project, The Alan Parsons Project.
Frequent PT and Wilson collaborator Lasse Hoile will once again tackle album artwork as well as studio videos and live show visuals.
Alright Wilson fans, are you eager for a new solo album or do you wish that Porcupine Tree would be the next priority? READ MORE
Porcupine Tree lead man Steven Wilson has unveiled the cover for his upcoming live Blu-Ray/DVD Get All You Deserve, which will be released Sept. 25th, 2012. Wilson has stated that there will also be an edition that will include the full concert on two audio CDs. While there is no track list for this concert, I’m assuming it will cover both of his solo releases, Grace For Drowning and Insurgentes. You can see the cover below.
Wilson is known for his main band Porcupine Tree but is also a member of Blackfield alongside Israeli musician Aviv Geffen. He also released an album with Opeth‘s Mikael Akerfeldt under the name Storm Corrosion (review).
I’m a big fan of Wilson’s work, so I’ll definitely be picking up a copy of this. Readers, what’s your favorite Steven Wilson-related project?
One of the hardest working men in the music industry, Steven Wilson rarely, if ever, gives himself any free time. Remastering King Crimson albums, producing Opeth records, and more and more. Well, he has a new solo album coming out called Grace For Drowning. After the jump you can watch a video for the track Index, which features Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) on drums as well as the London Session Orchestra directed by Dave Stewart.
Don’t forget, Grace For Drowning
will be the first ever rock album to be released on sexy Blu-Ray
video disc on September 27th.
Those of you who have been reading this section for a while should know by now how much I love Steven Wilson‘s work, be it as a musician in Blackfield or Porcupine Tree or as a producer. So, as a result, there is a correlation between the amount of news coming out regarding his upcoming solo album, Grace For Drowning, and the amount of excitement I feel. Well, more news has come out, this time detailing the release date and different editions of the album.
The album will be released Sept. 27th and will be the first-ever rock album released primarily as a Blu-Ray video disc, with the music playing in 5.1 surround sound and accompanying visuals and videos for each track. On top of that, there will be interactive videos showcasing the recording, mixing and mastering aspects of the album. As for the editions of the album, “For the most avid collectors, there will be a deluxe edition featuring the Blu-Ray version, 3 CDs, and a 120-page book of artwork and notes. It will also be released in vinyl and compact disc formats.”
Check after the jump for a message from Steven Wilson and some tour dates.
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, Storm Corrosion) has opened a new website as a landing page for his upcoming solo album, Grace For Drowning. As of now, the website only has the video below, but it will obviously be updated as more news becomes available. Any of you readers as excited for this as I am?