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Steven Wilson Brings Songs of Urban Isolation to Chicago - 5 June 2015

The American leg of Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour finds the prolific musician in top visual and instrumental form, and his Chicago gigs at Park West were no exception.

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Jethro Tull - “Cold Wind to Valhalla (BBC Version)” (audio) (Premiere)

Hear an unreleased alternate take on the Minstrel in the Gallery cut "Cold Wind to Valhalla" in lead-up to that album's special edition 40th anniversary release, featuring new mixes by modern prog maestro Steven Wilson.

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Gavin Harrison: Cheating the Polygraph

The music of Porcupine Tree meets the rhythmic intensity of Whiplash in these eight dazzling reinterpretations.

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Genius. Doesn’t. Fade: A Conversation With Steven Wilson

Revered English musical visionary Steven Wilson discusses the inspirations, methods, and reflections that helped create his newest solo opus, Hand. Cannot. Erase.

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Steven Wilson Set to Release New Album, Offers Behind-the-Scenes Video

Steven Wilson is in the studio right now to record his yet-to-be-named fourth solo LP. To give a sneak peek of what's to come, he has released a video of him and his band in the recording studio in London.

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Ripe with Rich Attainments: Jethro Tull’s ‘A Passion Play’, Reassessed

A Passion Play tends to draw the most resistance from even prog-rock aficionados; it obliges time and attention to let it work its charms.

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Steven Wilson: Drive Home (EP)

Even though “Drive Home” remains one of The Raven that Refused to Sing’s weaker spots, this bonus material-rich single offers plenty of enticing material that, while drowning out the stated purpose of the single itself, expands on the successes of Raven quite nicely.

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29 Aug 2013 // 11:05 PM

Blackfield: IV

Steven Wilson’s decreased role in Blackfield raises the simple question: Aviv Geffen’s immense talent aside, is Blackfield truly Blackfield when it’s not an equal duo?

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Futurism Becomes Retro-Futurism: An Interview with Steven Wilson

Having established himself at the forefront of global progressive music, Steven Wilson won't rest on the success of Porcupine Tree if sonic borders remain to be breached. But first he has to find a way to signal past the noise, in a world where too many choices often send listeners screaming for the exits.

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Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “The Break-Up for Real”

For all the emotional lacerations and bruises Together We’re Stranger so artfully describes, “The Break-Up for Real” ends the album in a way that suggests Bowness and Wilson have arrived at something close to peace.

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Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “Back When You Were Beautiful”

The final two songs on Together We’re Stranger are the album’s most straightforward. The first of these, “Back When You Were Beautiful”, is a great example of Tim Bowness' literary eye, with some tragicomic instrumentation from Steven Wilson providing a unique and perplexing background to these mournful lyrics.

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Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “Photographs in Black and White”

"Photographs in Black and White", the longest song on the Together We're Stranger album, is one part introspective Americana and another part ominous drone. It's about how nostalgia so often gives way to darkness.

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Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “Things I Want to Tell You/(bluecoda)”

Together We're Stranger's most heartbreaking moment, "Things I Want to Tell You", depicts pain in a way unlike any artist working in any medium ever has. Long after the aches have faded away and the forward-looking narration of "bluecoda" has ended, it's damn difficult to not sense this hurt lingering.

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Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “The City in a Hundred Ways”

The brief ambient interlude "The City in a Hundred Ways" is, compared to the other four tracks in Together We're Stranger's opening five-track suite, mostly inconsequential. But what it manages to say in its two and a half minutes is quite resounding.

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Porcupine Tree: Octane Twisted

An amazing performance of some of the progressive rock quartet's best work. A must-own collection.

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Emerson Lake & Palmer: Emerson Lake & Palmer / Tarkus (Deluxe Edition)

Steven Wilson's magic touch graces these reissues, and whether you’d like the familiar versions made slightly better, or are keen to enjoy slightly remixed versions, or want to see how these chestnuts translate in 5.1 Surround Sound, these are the discs you’ve been praying for.

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Steven Wilson: Grace for Drowning (Deluxe Edition)

He's as challengingly divisive as ever, but the strength of Grace for Drowning is that it bridges that divide to Steven Wilson's benefit.

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Grace Under Pressure: An Interview with Steven Wilson

The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.

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R.I.P. Sony Walkman or, My Mixtape Confession

If you remember mixed tapes you received without the slightest pang of remorse, enthrallment or unforced sentimentality, either the relationship or the tape sucked.

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Steven Wilson: The Gentleman Doth Protest Too Much (Part Two—The Fury)

Would Steven Wilson really want to roll the dice and insert himself back in a time when the prospects were a hell of a lot less salubrious for unorthodox and unsigned bands? Today, there are illimitable sources of opinion, and taste making is as democratic as it’s ever been, in part because of the abundance of voices and agency.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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