Friday, 6 November 2015

cover and details on new steven wilson album 4 ½

Below is the new cover and different cool versions the new Steven Wilson album will be released in on January 22nd 2016.

Shot at Moesgaard Strand in Aarhus, Denmark earlier this year.

Stay tuned for more pix and updates.

 
22nd January will see the release of a new Steven Wilson album “4 ½”, so titled because it forms an interim release between Steven’s recently released fourth album Hand. Cannot. Erase. and the next studio album.

4 ½ comprises 6 tracks with a total running time of 37 minutes. 4 of the songs originated during the sessions for Hand. Cannot. Erase., and one from the recording sessions for the previous album The Raven that Refused to Sing. The final track is a version of Don’t Hate Me, a song originally recorded by Porcupine Tree in 1998, and is based on a live recording made on the recent tour of Europe with additional recording later done in the studio. The vocals on this new version are sung as a duet between Steven and Ninet Tayeb.

Also appearing on the album are members of Steven’s band over the last few years; Adam Holzman, Nick Beggs, Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster, Craig Blundell, Marco Minnemann, Chad Wackerman, and Theo Travis.

4 ½ will be released by Kscope on CD, 180 gram vinyl, and blu-ray, with all formats housed in a beautiful die-cut sleeve photographed by Lasse Hoile and designed by Carl Glover. The blu-ray (audio only) edition includes high res stereo, a 5.1 mix of the album, and a bonus 5.1 mix of the new version of Lazarus (recently included on the Transience vinyl compilation). The vinyl edition will include a download code for the album in a choice of FLAC or mp3. The album will also be available digitally on 22nd January from iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play & Apple Music.

Steven Wilson - "4 ½"

1. My Book of Regrets (9.23)
2. Year of the Plague (4.15)
3. Happiness III (4.31)
4. Sunday Rain Sets In (3.50)
5. Vermillioncore (5.09)
6. Don’t Hate Me (9.34)

https://www.burningshed.com/store/stevenwilson/

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

anathema 'a sort of homecoming' - a corcert film directed by lasse hoile out now !

The brand new Blu-Ray of Anathema's homecoming show shot at the beautiful Liverpool Cathedral is out now.

Info on ordering etc. Below and a lush clip from the film.



Anathema’s ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ cathedral concert film by Lasse Hoile is OUT NOW. For more details visit http://www.kscopemusic.com/anathema

'A Sort of Homecoming' is available as:
4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION http://bit.ly/1fI5Rpj
2CD + DVD-V: http://bit.ly/1PAvrJ0
Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/1EmxEYo
3LP: http://bit.ly/1JlyYHB
or from Omerch http://www.omerch.eu/shop/anathema/
Digital – http://smarturl.it/ASOHC_Digital

http://www.anathema.ws/
http://www.kscopemusic.com/anathema

Directed by Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson / Katatonia /Opeth), 'A Sort of Homecoming' is a stunning concert film of Anathema’s homecoming show on March 7th 2015 in the spectacular setting of the Liverpool Cathedral. Set for release on 30th October through Kscope (Steven Wilson, TesseracT, Katatonia) the concert was described by Prog Magazine as “a once in a lifetime experience that words can barely do justice.”

Anathema have spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description. Formed in the mid 90s, they have risen to become one of the UK’s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands.

With their star rising ever higher, Anathema returned in 2014 with Distant Satellites. The new studio album showcased another imperious forward step into the realm of miraculous songwriting. It has proved to be the band’s most widely acclaimed & celebrated record reaching 32 in the UK charts with the likes of The Guardian (UK), Metal Hammer (UK /DE), Kerrang (UK), Classic Rock (UK/DE), Prog Magazine (UK), Aardschok (NL), Rock Hard (DE), Rolling Stone (Aus)heaping praise on the album.

During 2014 & 15 the band toured the world extensively to promote Distant Satellites both as a full band and also with a stripped down acoustic show. It was the band’s performance at a one-off show at Gloucester Cathedral in 2014 that opened up a new chapter, giving them an opportunity to set the music in an ornate, beautiful environment. In March 2015 the band played an acoustic tour of Cathedrals in the UK that culminated in a sold out show in the impressive Liverpool Cathedral, the band’s hometown.

Having previously worked with Anathema on their acclaimed ‘Universal’ concert film, Lasse Hoile captured the 100 minute acoustic set in high definition against the sensational backdrop of Liverpool Cathedral. Featuring 15 songs selected from the albums Distant Satellites, Weather Systems, We’re Here Because We’re Here, A Natural Disaster and Alternative 4, the ‘Anathema Acoustic’ trio of Daniel Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh and Lee Douglas were joined by rhythm section John Douglas & Jamie Cavanagh, alongside their very talented close friend David Wesling on cello who also played on Hindsight (2009) and A Moment In Time (2006). For this exclusive performance the band were also joined by the renowned violinist, Anna Phoebe on a haunting rendition of ‘Anathema’. The audio has been produced and mixed by Christer-André Cederberg who worked on Distant Satellites, Universal and Weather Systems, with the cover and booklet artwork featuring the stunning photography from the show and behind the scenes by long time collaborator Caroline Traitler. This is the first Anathema live release to feature a 5.1 audio mix, engineered by Bruce Soord.

'A Sort of Homecoming' tracklist:
The Lost Song Part 2
Untouchable Part 1
Untouchable Part 2
Thin Air
Dreaming Light
Anathema
Ariel
Electricity
A Temporary Peace
The Beginning And The End
Distant Satellites
Take Shelter
Internal Landscapes
A Natural Disaster
Fragile Dreams

Kscope are set to release 'A Sort of Homecoming' as :
Anathema’s ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ cathedral concert film by Lasse Hoile is OUT NOW. For more details visit http://www.kscopemusic.com/anathema

'A Sort of Homecoming' is AVAILABLE as:
4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION featuring 2 CD – concert audio (100 mins), DVD – full concert plus an additional behind the scenes film ‘A Temporary Peace’ and concert on Blu-ray disc. In a deluxe rigid media book with 36 page booklet, presented in a slipcase.
http://bit.ly/1fI5Rpj
2CD + DVD-V: http://bit.ly/1PAvrJ0
Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/1EmxEYo
3LP: http://bit.ly/1JlyYHB
Digital – http://smarturl.it/ASOHC_Digital

http://www.anathema.ws/
http://www.kscopemusic.com/anathema

feature in the november issue of 'airé' aeromexico's in-flight magazine

Should you happen to be flying anywhere in the world this November with Aeromexico be sure to pick up their new in-flight magazine called 'Aire' - there is a nice big feature and loads of great images.

A few snaps below but a bunch more pages in the magazine.