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New Album Review #1: Steven Wilson – The Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) (2013)

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Introduction

Porcupine Tree’s prog-prodigy Steven Wilson’s third solo album follows in the same vein of his previous musical work, but not in a literal sense. Staying true to the actual meaning of ‘progressive’, his approach to music and production remains to be in a perpetual, ever-changing state, so that each of his produced albums feature a slightly different and somewhat more matured sound.

As you can probably guess by now, I am a big fan of his work and his overall sound-ideas. But nevertheless, higher expectations might make it tougher for him to impress me. In his previous albums Insurgentes and Grace for Drowning Wilson managed to create sonically surprising and incredibly dynamic pieces of music that I have never heard or could even think of before. But, can he do it again? Read the rest of this entry

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