Supporting, understanding and compromise. These are three of the most important elements to remember in life. Pausing for a moment from solo career material, Steven Wilson has banded together once again with Israeli singer Aviv Geffen to deliver a truly heartfelt record full of magical moments. In the fifth instalment of the pair’s Blackfield series.
For those who might have been following us for a couple of years, you’ll know that in the month of December in celebration of all the genius that has come out throughout this year we pay tribute to twenty four of the best possible releases to come from the year. Twelve from myself and twelve from Chris. In an effort to celebrate all of the best material that the year has thrown at us. Despite it’s truly shocking track record, electing Trump, Bowie, Rickman, Prince and far too many more passing on, 2016 has indeed been an absolutely fantastic year for music. Moving right across the board of Metal and perhaps some more odd choices we give you our Album of The Year list 2016.
Everybody’s favourite Russian duo are back with the announcement of Lighthouse their brand new album set to arrive in April and have premiered a brand new track.
Tackling modern day conventions head on Steven Wilson has never been one to shy away from modernity. With his absolutely astounding work Hand Cannot Erase. Seeing the man tackle themes of classic Wilsonian agenda, isolation and sadness are on the menu. Living in a society that thrives on convenience slowly becoming greedy in the era of instant gratification patience has indeed become an afterthought. With that in mind we delve into the transient story that is neither foreword to The Raven That Refused To Sing or index of Hand Cannot Erase and is simply 4½.
Though Darwin might have had many different theories his most memorable was that of evolution, during a time when such an idea would be seen as ludicrous the man single handedly was responsible for one of the most important discoveries in mankind’s history. From the microscopic beginnings a single celled organisms to the slow growth evolution is relative throughout our planet. Leading to humans having the prestigious accolade of top of the food chain after we began to stand up.
The silence has finally been broken regarding the band and their return. Stating that the band would return this September Polaris was announced at long last we can finally listen to the first example of music to come from Tesseract.