Footage from the recording of vocals for 'Raider II' from Angel Studios in February 2011 with Synergy Vocals.
Raider features on 'Grace for Drowning’, the second album released under Steven Wilson’s own name, which builds on the artistic inroads he forged with 2009’s exceptionally well-received ‘Insurgentes.’
A double album ('two 40-45 minute albums in the same package') Wilson has described it as "my biggest project to date".
He continues, “’Insurgentes’ was an important step for me into something new. This record takes that as a starting point, but it’s more experimental and more eclectic. For me the golden period for music was the late sixties and early seventies, when the album became the primary means of artistic expression, when musicians liberated themselves from the 3 minute pop song format, and started to draw on jazz and classical music especially, combining it with the spirit of psychedelia to create “journeys in sound” I guess you could call them. So without being retro, my album is a kind of homage to that spirit. There’s everything from [Ennio] Morricone-esque film themes to choral music to piano ballads to a 23 minute progressive jazz–inspired piece. I’ve actually used a few jazz musicians this time, which is something I picked up from my work remixing the King Crimson records.”
The Blu-ray edition features music in 5.1 surround sound, 2 bonus tracks, 5 films, 6 demo versions, a gallery and a 16 page book of artwork and notes.
Tracklist (5.1 mixes)
Grace for Drowning
Deform to Form a Star
No Part of Me
Remainder the Black Dog
Belle De Jour
Like Dust i Have Cleared from My Eye
2 bonus audio tracks:
- Home in Negative
- Fluid Tap
6 work in progress demo versions
Films for 5 of the album tracks
Exclusive photo gallery
Photographs of SW’s handwritten lyrics
1 Blu-Ray disc in an Amaray case with 16 page booklet
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