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INSURGENTES

Steven Wilson

 

Crossover Prog

3.83 | 958 ratings

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rdtprog
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4 stars I rediscovered this first Steven Wilson cd listening to the cd/dvd edition with a surround sound. After listening to his recent releases i didn't remember clearly how was his first output. But after listening this 5.1 mix, i can only say that this is pure Steven Wilson without the Jazz element present in some of his late stuff. This cd as big guest musicians, like Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess and Gavin Harrison. "Harmony Korine" is a intense and heavy opener. "Abandoner" display his love for the electronic and techno style with some hypnotic sounds in a strange atmosphere. "Salvaging" is slowly building the melody culminating in a wall of guitars, a string orchestra finale and a loud drums sound at the end. "No Twilight Within The Courts of the Suns" bring some metal sound with a Porcupine Tree style, some guitar heroics and a surprising heavy ending after a moment of silence. "Significant Other" is a song that is building up slowly the melody again here with some intense atmosphere showing the talent of Steven Wilson to alternate between the quiet and the heavy. "Only child" is more accessible and different, but still good. "Get All You Deserve" start quietly with the piano to create that big guitar riff and intense drumming in a post apocalyptic atmosphere. This atmosphere is what i felt through out this hour of music. It's a dark journey, with some melancholic feel but also some kind of rebellion of a man against adversity to become what he is.
rdtprog | 4/5 |

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