Sunday, April 26, 2009

Insurgentes - Steven Wilson

Insurgentes – Steven Wilson

As those familiar my MySpace Blog, Wavering on Ether* will know, I am a keen fan of the music of Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson. I bought Wilson’s first solo album Insurgentes two days ago and have since been entranced by the music. I recommend most highly this album; not only to PT and Wilson followers but to all those that like beauty, towering craftsmanship, social edge, prescience, glorious dreams and images, and care and advanced skill with production in their music.

The words “musical genius” can sometimes be thrown around lightly. However, for me, they would not be misplaced regarding the works of Steven Wilson. Insurgentes includes the dynamic and kaleidoscopic percussion work of Gavin Harrison, and a most welcome contribution from Dave Stewart on one track.

Eighteen months ago, I wrote Fear of a Blank Planet Revisited. This was inspired by and, to some extent based on, the lyrics of Porcupine Tree’s Fear of a Blank Planet album. The article shows how the B Generation of policymakers and lawgivers have visited chaos and burdens on the youth of today**.

Steven Wilson’s MySpace Profile – where you can here clips from Insurgentes, the ‘Harmony Korine’ (a track from Insurgentes) video and an extract from the Insurgentes film, directed by Lasse Hoile:

Steven Wilson – Insurgentes, on YouTube:

Press Release for Insurgentes is at:

Steven Wilson’s official web site is at:

Porcupine Tree MySpace Profile, at:

Porcupine Tree official web site, at:

*Wavering on Ether:

** Rikowski, G. (2007) Fear of a Blank Planet Revisited, 12th November, at ‘Wavering on Ether’:

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jump you F*****!

Jump you F*****!

This is an ode to that true and infamous merchant banker, Sir Freddie Goodwin.

It is composed and performed by the excellent Dave Rogers.

You can hear Jump you F*****! on YouTube, at:

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