Trailer from the forthcoming film by Steven Wilson and Lasse Hoile. The documentary film Insurgentes is a musical road movie that follows the making of Steven Wilson's solo record of the same name, and is a portrait of an increasingly rare artist who works with music and media out of love and not for fame and fortune, persisting in making art on his own terms in a world where 'throw away' mentality is increasingly becoming the norm.
Insurgentes is also about music and the album as art form, and applying the same aesthetic vision through the writing, performance, production, artwork, lyrics, videos and beyond. The film looks into the issues of creating, packaging and marketing music in an era when iPods, Mp3's and download culture are changing and eroding perceptions of exactly what an album is supposed to sound and look like.
"My fear is that the current generation of kids who're being born into this information revolution, growing up with the Internet, cell phones, iPods, this download culture, 'American Idol,' reality TV, prescription drugs, PlayStations — all of these things kind of distract people from what's important about life, which is to develop a sense of curiosity about what's out there.” (Steven Wilson, MTV News)
It's this curiosity that takes the artist around the world to find inspiration to create and record his music.
Through travels to different cultures and continents we meet with other personalities in the industry and hear different opinions on the current and future state of music.
Insurgentes also follows Steven back to his roots and upbringing and what led to him becoming a musician, from humble beginnings in the suburbs of London to touring the world as a successful artist, working with many other established artists, and creating a lasting legacy of recorded work.
Insurgentes is the debut studio album from writer, producer & Porcupine Tree founder member Steven Wilson. Special Edition comes with DVD disc, featuring 18 minute extract from the forthcoming documentary movie of ‘Insurgentes’, 2 trailers plus Advanced Resolution 5.1, Advanced Resolution stereo, DTS 5.1 & 24-bit stereo mixes.
For more info, downloads and audio samples, go to: kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson
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