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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3045 on: September 13, 2017, 08:10:47 AM »
Reply starting to love To the Bone, like way more than any of his other solo albums. I don't know if it's because I started listening to it when I've been going through a tough time or what but it's resonating with me. I particularly love Pariah, mainly because of the beautiful female vocals  :heart

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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3046 on: September 13, 2017, 07:26:51 PM »
I'm glad he did something different.  Raven and HCE are my favorites, but if he would have done another album that was similar to those two, it might have started to get stale.   The change up on TtB really kept things fresh. 

That being said, this album is growing on me, but I'm not sure it will rise to the level of Raven and HCE.  My favorites so far are Nowhere Now, Same Asylum as Before (LOVE the Prodigal call back), Detonation, and Song of Unborn.
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« Reply #3047 on: September 14, 2017, 09:48:45 AM »
Really cool interview with Steven on That Pedal Show. They go through his new pedal board for the tour, the guitar and amp that inspired the writing of the new record, and more -

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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3048 on: September 15, 2017, 05:53:56 PM »
Even though Luminol has not aged that well for me, the other five songs are still amazing enough that The Raven... remains my favorite of his solo records.

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« Reply #3049 on: September 16, 2017, 12:22:00 PM »
Crazy. I just saw that Steven at this point sells out the Colosseum in Essen (1500 seats) and added a second concert at the same venue the next day. Same for Manchester, in a 2300 venue.
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« Reply #3050 on: September 16, 2017, 06:59:43 PM »
Here he plays in a 5500 capacity venue (we generally don't do seats). I actually have no doubt he could mostly fill it (last time was 3000 people sold out, with another show in another venue the evening after it), but the concert is on a wednesday, which lowers the chances of people outside of the region attending. 

Anyways, I will definitely try to go, last time was one of my favourite concerts ever.

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« Reply #3051 on: September 17, 2017, 09:31:02 AM »
It's great to see that he finally gets the recognition he so clearly deserves.
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« Reply #3052 on: September 18, 2017, 08:57:43 AM »
Boston concert announced! April 27th.
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« Reply #3053 on: September 18, 2017, 09:42:55 AM »
Damnit no FL dates. Might have to make a road trip somewhere.
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« Reply #3054 on: September 18, 2017, 09:52:20 AM »
Damnit no FL dates. Might have to make a road trip somewhere.

Also surprised there are no Texas dates, even though both of the Dallas shows were sold out in the HCE leg.
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« Reply #3055 on: September 18, 2017, 09:53:00 AM »
Maybe they only started announcing? The list seems to end somewhat abruptly.
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« Reply #3056 on: September 18, 2017, 09:54:38 AM »
I'm hoping there is a second round of dates that addresses the southern states.
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« Reply #3057 on: September 18, 2017, 10:55:44 AM »
Boston concert announced! April 27th.

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« Reply #3058 on: September 18, 2017, 11:47:38 AM »
I'll have to go see him this time around. I wish I could travel because that's my birthday...like why the heck couldn't he be in Houston on that day. Why can't you live your life around mine, WILSON!?  :lol

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« Reply #3059 on: September 18, 2017, 06:05:54 PM »
Ugh, the two Chicago dates are on a Tuesday and Wednesday.  I need to talk my brother into flying out to Denver for the Friday show.  :hat

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« Reply #3060 on: September 18, 2017, 06:06:54 PM »
Ugh, the two Chicago dates are on a Tuesday and Wednesday.  I need to talk my brother into flying out to Denver for the Friday show.  :hat

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« Reply #3061 on: September 18, 2017, 06:18:30 PM »
I'm curious to see who he has playing guitar on the tour. That'll make or break my excitement.
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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3062 on: September 18, 2017, 06:20:43 PM »
Alex Hutchinson. That's the nane of the new guitarist.
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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3063 on: September 18, 2017, 06:26:25 PM »
Interesting. I just pulled a couple super quick clips up on youtube. Seems like he's got the chops, but is more... bluesy? than both Govan and Kilminster. I am okay with this.
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« Reply #3064 on: September 18, 2017, 07:14:34 PM »
I was actually really concerned that the lack of either Marco or Guthrie on the album would lessen my enjoyment of it. But, I have to say, the lack of obvious fireworks actually works in its favor. It makes the album incredibly "round".
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« Reply #3065 on: September 18, 2017, 07:28:45 PM »
I was actually really concerned that the lack of either Marco or Guthrie on the album would lessen my enjoyment of it. But, I have to say, the lack of obvious fireworks actually works in its favor. It makes the album incredibly "round".

It's refreshing that again, the album is different yet still Steven Wilson.
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« Reply #3066 on: September 18, 2017, 08:14:29 PM »
Exactly. I think I know now what artists I like: the ones that get tired of themselves. Akerfeldt is that way, Wilson, even Genesis, and certainly Queen. They did a certain thing for a while, and when they got back in the studio they said "man, let's not play the same shit for yet another two years. I want to do some fresh, something fun." Opeth wrote a 70s prog album, Wilson a pop album, and if course Genesis and Queen need no mention.
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« Reply #3067 on: September 18, 2017, 08:16:42 PM »
It's a rarity this day in age for a musician to change its stripes while still sounding like who they are. For me I'm always looking for new music and when it comes to Steven Wilson, he feeds that fire.
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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3068 on: September 18, 2017, 09:30:04 PM »
I was actually really concerned that the lack of either Marco or Guthrie on the album would lessen my enjoyment of it. But, I have to say, the lack of obvious fireworks actually works in its favor. It makes the album incredibly "round".
The drums for me are a highlight. Jeremy Stacey's sound is just so awesome, especially his snare. A lot of the drum parts aren't complex by any measure, but they serve the song really well with no overt flashiness. Nowhere Now has one of my favorite drum breaks towards the end. It just fits the track so well
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« Reply #3069 on: September 19, 2017, 12:23:35 AM »
I hear a lot of Porcupine Tree from the Stupid Dream era in To The Bone. It's not the same obviously but the overall atmosphere reminds me a lot of it. So while he does something new he's not really straying that far from his core sound imo.

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« Reply #3070 on: September 19, 2017, 01:44:39 AM »
When I listen to People Who Eat Darkness, the band that keeps coming into my head as to who it sounds similar to is Foo Fighters. Probably the Foo Fighters would give it more kick (not to say that PWED doesn't have any kick to it), but I could imagine Foo Fighters doing a song like that.
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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3071 on: September 21, 2017, 07:20:10 AM »
Still enjoying the new album, that harmonica on Refuge is outrageous.


Also, revisiting some older SW.  Always loved Drive Home but for the first time saw the animated video.  That was incredibly well done.
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« Reply #3072 on: September 21, 2017, 08:18:12 AM »
Have you seen his new video for 'Nowhere Now'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENfI942SJTY

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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3073 on: September 21, 2017, 08:55:23 AM »
Have you seen his new video for 'Nowhere Now'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENfI942SJTY

Thanks Z!  Where the hell was that shot?   Enjoyed it (although there were no explosions, slow-motion water soaked cymbals or girls in cages) ;D

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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3074 on: September 21, 2017, 10:06:46 AM »
Have you seen his new video for 'Nowhere Now'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENfI942SJTY

Thanks Z!  Where the hell was that shot?   Enjoyed it (although there were no explosions, slow-motion water soaked cymbals or girls in cages) ;D

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« Reply #3075 on: September 21, 2017, 10:14:45 AM »
I'm very happy that my favorite song from the album got a video.

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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3076 on: September 21, 2017, 11:15:50 AM »
The video starts well and then immediately becomes total cheese once the guitar is out of the case. It's awful. I love that the dude who did the Perfect Life video (who was originally going to do many of these TTB videos) has left so many hilarious, rude, accurately critical posts on social media about this and other recent videos.

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« Reply #3077 on: September 21, 2017, 11:30:22 AM »
Eh. Yeah...that wasn't great at all. I mean it wasn't horrible, there was definitely cheese there, but it was more in good fun. The bad part was the video's very generic and cut-heavy direction. Like...yes, the scenery is great but that's not going to do much when we see it for a total of .5 seconds in increments of thirty snippets with the occasional 3 second shot of Wilson playing a guitar. Again, it's not the worst thing in the world but at this point I've come to expect something pretty original from the group and especially Hoile.

Amazing song. Sub par video. I don't think I'd be viewing it as so mediocre if his other videos weren't so epic, perfect and innovative though.

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Re: Steven Wilson v. To. The. Bone.
« Reply #3078 on: September 21, 2017, 11:39:36 AM »
Yeah, the song is great, but that video was pretty cheesy.

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« Reply #3079 on: September 21, 2017, 12:11:37 PM »
Damnit no FL dates. Might have to make a road trip somewhere.

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