Steven Wilson releases his expansive, brilliant fifth album. It is a gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK's biggest underground artist.
Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To The Bone is Steven Wilson's nod to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (i.e. Peter Gabriel's So, Talk Talk's Colour of Spring, Tears For Fears' Seeds of Love).
Lyrically, the album's tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the post-truth era and the creeping self-loathing of the technology age to steely fly-on-the-wall observations of the everyday lives of religious fundamentalists with a welcome shot or two of wide-eyed escapism. Sonically and melodically stunning, To The Bone is a high definition snapshot of the disconcerting times we live in.
Half-Speed Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis
Made in Germany
1. To the Bone
2. Nowhere Now
3. Pariah (feat. Ninet Tayeb)
4. The Same Asylum As Before
7. Blank Tapes (feat. Ninet Tayeb)
8. People Who Eat Darkness
9. Song of I (feat. Sophie Hunger)
11. Song Of Unborn