Steven Wilson - Transience

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Transience is a compilation album by British progressive rock musician Steven Wilson, released in September 2015 via Kscope Records.

Known as "the king of prog rock", Steven Wilson best known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter of Porcupine Tree, as well as his production and audio engineering work, which he self-taught. His other projects include Bass CommunionIncredible Expanding Mindfuck (I.E.M.), and Blackfield. He has also worked with artists such as King CrimsonPendulumJethro Tull, and Anathema.

His music has received widespread acclaim. He has been nominated four times for the Grammy Awards, twice with Porcupine Tree, twice with his collaborative band Storm Corrosion, and as a soloist on one occasion. In 2015, he received three awards at the London Progressive Music Awards for his services to progressive rock.

 

Steven Wilson’s music is one of a complete artistic concept and removing songs from an album would also remove all context for the music.  However, being the outside the box thinker that he is, he has found an interesting way to release a compilation package. 

Transience, personally curated by Steven, coincided with the second leg of the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour and serves as an introduction to his prolific solo output.

The collection contains some of the more commercially accessible tracks from his four solo albums at that point.  It kicks off with an extended version of the title track “Transience” from the recent ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase’.  “Harmony Korine” from ‘Insurgentes’ then kicks the album into gear.  As one would expect, some of the shorter tracks are featured here, such as the sublime “Postcard” and the proggy “The Pin Drop”.  There are also edits of some longer tracks such as “Deform To Form A Star, which features Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess. 

Some interesting choices included are the cover of Alanis Morrissette’s hit “Thank You” from Wilson’s covers albums and the new recording of the Porcupine Tree classic “Lazarus”, which Steven had been performing on tour with his stellar live band.

While some might point to the more signature epic tracks that are missing, it does not diminish what is a very well put together set that certainly works as an introduction to any who have been living under a rock over the last decade.  It also is a brilliant collector’s item for the avid fan.

Check out some tracks from the album: “Transience”; “Happy Returns”; “Harmony Korine” “Drive Home” and “Lazarus”.

This limited edition three side LP with etched Side 4 is housed in a gatefold sleeve, includes a digital download of the album and is pressed in Germany on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(802644890418)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Transience (Single Version)

3:10

A2

Harmony Korine

5:07

A3

Postcard

4:27

A4

Significant Other

4:31

A5

Insurgents

3:54

B1

The Pin Drop

5:01

B2

Happy Returns (Edit)

5:53

B3

Deform To Form A Star (Edit)

5:53

B4

Thank You

4:39

C1

Index

4:47

C2

Hand. Cannot. Erase.

4:13

C3

Lazarus (2015 Recording)

3:57

C4

Drive Home

7:33

D

Blank – Etched Side

 

SKU 802644890418
Record Label Kscope Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number KSCOPE904
Country DE - Germany
Release Date (Year) 25 September 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 11 September 2015
Barcode # 802644890418
Shipping Weight 0.5600kg
Shipping Width 0.009m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000887m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Digital Download Code, Side D Etching
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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