As reported earlier this month Steven Wilson will release his second solo album, Grace For Drowning through Kscope on 26th September. The album is the follow up to the well received Insurgentes release from 2009. Grace For Drowning will be a double album (‘two 40-45 minute albums in the same package,’ says Wilson).
“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 60s and early 70s, when the album became the primary means of artistic expression, when musicians liberated themselves from the three-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 chord 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.”
Steven Wilson will also embark on a number of European and US dates towards the end of October and into November in support of Grace For Drowning. The list dates can be found in our News Update HERE or by visiting the Grace For Drowning website.