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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2014, 18:48:44 PM »
He's into prog jazz Jonners. Raven will be right up his jazz odyssey street. Not enough woodwind in PT for Fishy methinks. :)

Fishy should listen to Tinto Brass and Don't Hate Me from Stupid Dream. They both feature the same flute/sax player (Theo Travis) as on Raven.

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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2014, 19:02:52 PM »
Smiled when I saw this comment on the page of the YouTube link.

"... the first tone it sounded like Abba and it turned into rush..."
For a Swedish guy who loves RUSH and grew up just 300 metres from Agneta's parents home - that sounds like a good combo.  ;)

Listening to it again I can agree. The beginning sounds a bit like ABBA meets Test for Echo (Half the World) and then it progresses into heavier RUSH- sounds weird but it works.
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2014, 20:10:52 PM »
They both feature the same flute/sax player (Theo Travis) as on Raven.
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2014, 11:55:40 AM »
Have to say I was fairly gobsmacked by the studio videos on SW's site showing the recording sessions for the new album. More good musical ideas on offer in those clips than a lot of bands get in a career! Can't wait for the full album in full surround hidef glory. It's going to be immense I feel. :)
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2014, 12:18:18 PM »
He's into prog jazz Jonners. Raven will be right up his jazz odyssey street. Not enough woodwind in PT for Fishy methinks. :)

spot on.. the jazzier elements make it a good listen...
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2014, 12:19:37 PM »
Smiled when I saw this comment on the page of the YouTube link.

"... the first tone it sounded like Abba and it turned into rush..."
For a Swedish guy who loves RUSH and grew up just 300 metres from Agneta's parents home - that sounds like a good combo.  ;)

Listening to it again I can agree. The beginning sounds a bit like ABBA meets Test for Echo (Half the World) and then it progresses into heavier RUSH- sounds weird but it works.
(Hopefully I don't put anyone off with a comment like this.  ::)

i don't hear any Rush on this album..thank the Lord...
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2014, 09:50:16 AM »
spot on.. the jazzier elements make it a good listen...
I agree, but the new CD will not be as jazzy
Still I really like what I hear about this album, bring on February 2015!

Regarding the PT/SW-discussion: I often listen to PT - and I still love it, but IMHO the solo material is even better - SW never seems to surprise me (in a positive way)
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2014, 10:20:48 AM »
I agree, but the new CD will not be as jazzy
Still I really like what I hear about this album, bring on February 2015!

Regarding the PT/SW-discussion: I often listen to PT - and I still love it, but IMHO the solo material is even better - SW never seems to surprise me (in a positive way)

Certainly having spent the last year or so listening to Raven, I do find some of the PT stuff very mundane now (The king is dead, long live the king) and it has certainly made me realise how dull The Incident was/is.
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2014, 10:46:23 AM »
I agree, but the new CD will not be as jazzy


that's bad news then....
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2014, 11:52:33 AM »
it has certainly made me realise how dull The Incident was/is.
Not his finest hour, but still not that bad. Another example of a double CD that should have been a single CD.
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2014, 11:52:58 AM »
that's bad news then....
remains to see - I have high hopes/expectations
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2014, 13:05:35 PM »
Certainly having spent the last year or so listening to Raven, I do find some of the PT stuff very mundane now (The king is dead, long live the king) and it has certainly made me realise how dull The Incident was/is.
Interesting - I really like The Incident although the 2nd CD rarely gets a listen. I like the conceptual style of the piece. I would say I listen to it more than any other PT album but I may prefer The Raven at the moment too. I really like In Absentia, Deadwing and FOABP. Each one of those albums has moments of utter brilliance on them but each one has a few tracks that are 'misses' for me although with each subsequent release the 'misses' were fewer in number.

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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2014, 13:52:22 PM »
The Incident is a very solid listen for me but it is very dark and certainly not a casual listen. The musical journey from The Incident through Grace For Drowning and The Raven is a very methodical and logical evolution to these ears and it's quite obvious from the snippets on the studio sessions for the new album that he is dialling back the jazz and this time focusing more on the spatial and chordal content again. 
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2014, 22:23:10 PM »
The Incident may well be the worst thing he's done (apart from a few tracks), except some of the IEM or Bass Communion stuff.... ::)

I really don't get the "love" for the Raven....its OK, but not as good (or innovative) as Insurgentes or Grace For Drowning
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Re: New Steven Wilson Album
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2014, 23:08:47 PM »
The Raven is the only one of his solo albums that I like. The first couple just continued the downward trend of PT albums since In Absentia.