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Steven Wilson — Insurgentes
Album: Insurgentes
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7.3

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Released: 2009
Length: 3:47
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Holy Mother of a simple one
When you smile at me you bring me down
You betray your thoughts
All your prayers to naught

Now out of death you speak in tongues
And out of breath your work is done
And your dream absolve
And your path dissolve

And your dream absolve
And your path dissolve
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westslope wrote:


Only C$15.77 and eligible for free shipping on amazon.ca.   That is in post-oil price collapse beaver bucks.  In real dollars, that is $12.67.

Better hurry before Trump bans mail order from outside the USA.  
 

 mread wrote:
Holy crap, the audio CD for this album is going for almost $45 on Amazon right now.

 
Only C$15.77 and eligible for free shipping on amazon.ca.   That is in post-oil price collapse beaver bucks.  In real dollars, that is $12.67.

Better hurry before Trump bans mail order from outside the USA.  
Holy crap, the audio CD for this album is going for almost $45 on Amazon right now.
Anybody listen the latest SW album To the Bone?
 
I reckon it is excellent.  He has in my opinion consistently hit it out of the park with The Raven, Hands Cannot Erase and now To the Bone. 

And out of breath your work is done 

?
I think not. 

And I pray your work is done
It would be more fitting with the lines that precede it. 



Masterpiece.
I like the way the strings strike 'unorthodox' chords at times..gives it an unsettling feel
 ub wrote:
A little less pumped since it was announced that Guthrie Govan and Marco Minnemann will be leaving the band before the American tour. I am sure their replacements are excellent musicians, but it's hard to replace such talent.
 
 





Hard but as it happens not impossible. Have seen the "new" line up live and they were flawless.

Wow.  Just when I think I'm fed up with this guy I hear this.  Tremendous.
I wonder how the scheduling conflict happened.

Could be that interest for Wilson concerts has grown since The Raven CD. 
A little less pumped since it was announced that Guthrie Govan and Marco Minnemann will be leaving the band before the American tour. I am sure their replacements are excellent musicians, but it's hard to replace such talent.
 

New CD in March, new global concert tour.  

Anybody else pumped? 

It is moody, repetetive and a bit boring.

But still, I love it.

I cannot even explain it to myself.


Fits my mood today, thanks.



{#Bounce}
This one reaches into the depths of innermost sorrow...nicely compiled.  the plucking of the strings is awesome



P.S.

 

This is my favourite road music these days.  Always afraid of missing the exit.


Anybody who likes the Tree should buy this CD and commit to a few listens.  Fellow PT members are big contributors.

this is a beautiful song and steven wilson is a genius
i bought it and stayed up until 3 listening trying over
and over to decipher the words
could be any of these https://rohnbayesjourney.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/12/lyrics-i-think-i-heard.html
or maybe i need new speakers

 westslope wrote:

Horstman,

I bought the PT solo sample CD.  Wasn't sure I liked Steven Wilson's stuff that much on first listen.

 

This CD is more of an acquired taste.  But I'm floored at how it grows with subsequent listens.



 
Westslope,

I will pick this up as well. Burningshed has On the Sunday of Life in CD digipack and it is the only album I have of theirs that is not on CD but rather mp3.

Steve tends to be a lot more experimental and daring on his solo stuff. Sometimes this works very well.

Horstman,

I bought the PT solo sample CD.  Wasn't sure I liked Steven Wilson's stuff that much on first listen.

 

This CD is more of an acquired taste.  But I'm floored at how it grows with subsequent listens.



 westslope wrote:
Upped the rating and decided that I have to buy this.
 

Bought this the day it was released without hearing a single song.

Ya gotta have faith brutha!
 paulmack wrote:


Do you think more of the tracks - other than the 2 RP plays - would be appropriate for RP? I'm trying to figure out why only this track and "HK" get played....
 
Good question.  I haven't listened to the CD with that in mind.  This CD keeps growing and is now competing more effectively for attention with The Incident.  

 Deadwing wrote:

I know the term "musical genius" gets bandied around constantly by legions of people, but I kind of have to agree with you on Steven Wilson
. From everything I have ever read about him (over the course of many years), he can't read music and doesn't even know the names of most of the chords that he is playing on his guitar. It's an instinctive thing with him (much like my brother and my son- give them any instrument and 6 hours and they will be able to play it pretty damned well).

 
According to Wikipedia (for whatever that's worth), he did take guitar lessons for a while when he was a s(prog).  Still, pretty amazing when you consider how complex some of his compositions are.


 westslope wrote:

Bought the CD.

Some of it is very Porcupine Treeish, some of it is rather ambient and introspective.

 

Got to have it if you love this band.


 

Do you think more of the tracks - other than the 2 RP plays - would be appropriate for RP? I'm trying to figure out why only this track and "HK" get played....

Bought the CD.

Some of it is very Porcupine Treeish, some of it is rather ambient and introspective.

 

Got to have it if you love this band.


 skdenfeld wrote:
I'm a big Porcupine Tree fan (seeing them in Portland in Sept.), but have come quite lately to Steven Wilson's solo album.  Needless to say, it is blowing my mind.  One of those "every album I listen to after this will suck for a while"-type deals.  Wilson's name, as proven by his compositional mastery, should be uttered in the same breath as Mahler, Shostakovich and Prokofiev.  A musical genius.
 
I know the term "musical genius" gets bandied around constantly by legions of people, but I kind of have to agree with you on Steven Wilson
. From everything I have ever read about him (over the course of many years), he can't read music and doesn't even know the names of most of the chords that he is playing on his guitar. It's an instinctive thing with him (much like my brother and my son- give them any instrument and 6 hours and they will be able to play it pretty damned well).

Upped the rating and decided that I have to buy this.
My next purchase for certain..maybe a birthday gift for my son turning twenty..
I highly recommend shelling out for the physical version of this album (archaic though that is) because of the bonus DVD. The DVD has a 5-channel mix of the album that rivals the 5-channel version of Beck's "Sea Change" for sheer head-fillingness.

Turn off the lights, lie in the middle of the floor and sink into it. Awesome.
I'm a big Porcupine Tree fan (seeing them in Portland in Sept.), but have come quite lately to Steven Wilson's solo album.  Needless to say, it is blowing my mind.  One of those "every album I listen to after this will suck for a while"-type deals.  Wilson's name, as proven by his compositional mastery, should be uttered in the same breath as Mahler, Shostakovich and Prokofiev.  A musical genius.
 scooterdog wrote:
Man I love this song...The piano is so nice and soothing for such a sad song
 

On the limited vinyl release, there is a different take of this song, with even more pronounced piano.  I don't have it (just the cd), but Youtube it and you should be able to find it.  It's entitled "Insurgentes - Mexico" or some-such.
 dBdwg wrote:
how does such sadness bring such beauty?
 
Listen to these lectures by Nick Cave and you'll have the answer.

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Love-Song-Flesh/dp/1841660388

 alcedo wrote:
Also go the pre-order-mp3's. I like the album, even though it required some listening, and it's not great all the way. But it would be rather strange if you liked it all quickly, since it spans over a rather wide variety of musical styles.
 

I also go the pre-order mp3s when they were first available. Burned them and the disc has been in my truck's cd player ever since. I even forgot the actual disc was one day going to arrive in the mail and when it did, what I nice surprise and the UK address threw me off. I remember looking at the address nd thinking "what the heck did I order in a mad drunken fit of late night web surfing?"
how does such sadness bring such beauty?
Man I love this song...The piano is so nice and soothing for such a sad song
 Deadwing wrote:

It's a Japanese instument called a Koto    {#Music}
 
I'm familiar with that sound, and now that you tell me....I hear it!!  I thought it was a "regular" harp that had been muted or changed in some way.  Definitely a Koto.  Sublime song.

 Pyro wrote:
I love the instrumentation...is that HARP in the middle section?  My first time to hear this.  RP turned me on to PT and I've been in love ever since.  Now, I gotta hear more from Steve, solo....

DAMN YOU, RP!  {#Lol}

shades of Andreas Vollenweider?

 
It's a Japanese instrument called a Koto    {#Music}

I love the instrumentation...is that HARP in the middle section?  My first time to hear this.  RP turned me on to PT and I've been in love ever since.  Now, I gotta hear more from Steve, solo....

DAMN YOU, RP!  {#Lol}

shades of Andreas Vollenweider?

{#Meditate}
 raindogt00 wrote:
Downloaded this CD after hearing "Harmony Korine" on All Songs Considered.

I'm not familiar with Porcupine Tree, but I am really enjoying this recording.
 
What a lucky person you are!  I recall when I first heard PT on RP and spent the next several years in PT-induced bliss.  A nice size catalog and a bit of depth to the music make for a lot of listening pleasure.  Have fun, and do report back!

 aquadonia wrote:

He's done things on his own before (as Bass Communion and as himself via the Cover Version singles), but this is the first full solo album under his own name. {#Smile}

Now, if I could afford to, I'd have the retail version pre-ordered and I'd be listening to the 'tide-you-over-until-you-get-it' MP3's they give you.
{#Sad}  *starts saving her pennies*  I'll end up having to get it in the store when it's officially out... if I can find it.  *hopes for a New Year miracle*  I'll have to make do with RP and SW's MySpace until then. {#Smile}

 
I got the CD and the bonus 5.1 for $14 with tax (and I live in NY-we're taxaholics) at BestBuy!

Bestbuy of all places. Unreal.

This CD is great. At first I was like "Oh well, another placated CD by Steven W." But after several dozen listens, this album is a gem. I really love it. Even more than Fear of Stoned Child Album.

Also go the pre-order-mp3's. I like the album, even though it required some listening, and it's not great all the way. But it would be rather strange if you liked it all quickly, since it spans over a rather wide variety of musical styles.
This album just gets better with every listen   {#Music}

Hi guys!!    {#Wave}
Growing.
Almost great... never really seems to take off for me, though. Endless intro - a bit like hors d'oeuvres, loads of promise but in the end you're still hungry.

 kaybee wrote:
This piece holds up very well to Simon & Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair".
 
The Birdie Song would hold up well to that overrated buncha tosh.

This piece holds up very well to Simon & Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair".

Had RP turned down as I focused on other things.  But the voice was unmistakable.

For a first listen, I like it.  Doesn't grab my attention like PT material but I find it very pleasant.


Downloaded this CD after hearing "Harmony Korine" on All Songs Considered.

I'm not familiar with Porcupine Tree, but I am really enjoying this recording.
jadedragon wrote:
Big Steven and PT fans here at our house. we pre-oredered and got the mp3.
Disappointed... never seems to take off.... and we were hoping to be blown away!

Just got the CD at a local store in my travels and it is OK, just ok.  A couple of tracks jumped out at me-might take more than the 2 listens I gave it to really form an opinion.  First impression was disappointment.

Somebody,
please put me out of this guys misery.
this song sounds like I feel at the moment
...it's grown on me a bit...
This is pretty good. As in 7 - "quite likeable" {#Biggrin}


My favorite PT tracks always tend to incorporate piano, so naturally I'm digging this :)
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Just discovered...liking this....this cut sounds a bit like Porcupine Tree
 
There's good reason for that....

 Shesdifferent wrote:
Just discovered...liking this....this cut sounds a bit like Porcupine Tree
 

Well it is Steven Wilson, lead singer, songwriter, etc. of Porcupine Tree...
Just discovered...liking this....this cut sounds a bit like Porcupine Tree
yes vey nice!
 
nelamvr6 wrote:
LOVE this album!  Thanks Bill!
 


LOVE this album!  Thanks Bill!
Flawless seg from Tori-this is growing on me 7 to an 8 for now.

Ok, growing on me...big time 8
Darn, I missed the song!  I have been wanting to hear music off this CD for a while now.  I guess I will just go ahead and order the album since I love pretty much everything SW does.

Big Steven and PT fans here at our house. we pre-oredered and got the mp3.
Disappointed... never seems to take off.... and we were hoping to be blown away!


Very nice song...thanks again RP!
 keller1 wrote:

Pretty much everything this guy does is excellent.


 
+1
Steven Wilson is one talented individual.  I'm new to PT and the many side projects those guys tend to take on.
Great stuff all-in-all.  Mostly inspired work...{#Meditate}
Tim

 wisemily wrote:
Mmmmm.  The rest of the albumn is even better.  Wow!
 
Cool! I can't wait to hear the whole thing.
Mmmmm.  The rest of the albumn is even better.  Wow!
 mandolin wrote:
...wow, steven wilson solo?..
 
He's done things on his own before (as Bass Communion and as himself via the Cover Version singles), but this is the first full solo album under his own name. {#Smile}

Now, if I could afford to, I'd have the retail version pre-ordered and I'd be listening to the 'tide-you-over-until-you-get-it' MP3's they give you.
{#Sad}  *starts saving her pennies*  I'll end up having to get it in the store when it's officially out... if I can find it.  *hopes for a New Year miracle*  I'll have to make do with RP and SW's MySpace until then. {#Smile}

 alux wrote:
Song never quite busts through, but still quite nice.  

I would like to know what commentary Wilson is attempting to make with the album title and cover.  
 
A black shirt and a gas mask.  I wonder.....

Missed it.  Any thoughts on the entire CD?
I also wonder:  why all the low ratings?  I like this.
Ooo, new Steven Wilson. Trying to decide if I want to wait for the physical CD (yes, I'm still weird like that).
...wow, steven wilson solo?..
 KevinM wrote:


You can pre-order the 2 disc version of Insurgentes from Burning Shed. Official release date is 24th February (or wait until February and order it through Amazon)

 
If you pre-order, you also get sent a link to download the first CD - 100MB@256kbps.  Just done this - listening to the album now!
radiojunkie wrote:
I like the sound. And not a single negative comment — but oh! Look at all those 1's and 2's! Very odd...

No doubt it's those few who hate anything Porcupine Tree - give it some time, the average should be in the 7's in no time


I like the sound. And not a single negative comment — but oh! Look at all those 1's and 2's! Very odd...
The genius that is Steven Wilson does it again.
Song never quite busts through, but still quite nice.  

I would like to know what commentary Wilson is attempting to make with the album title and cover.  
 KevinM wrote:


You can pre-order the 2 disc version of Insurgentes from Burning Shed. Official release date is 24th February (or wait until February and order it through Amazon)

 
Thanks for the tip and the URL. Couple things there look interesting.

NICE! This guy can do no wrong in my book.

Pretty much everything this guy does is excellent.




You can pre-order the 2 disc version of Insurgentes from Burning Shed. Official release date is 24th February (or wait until February and order it through Amazon)