Steven Wilson has launched a video for a live version of Song Of Unborn, originally the opening track to his 2017 album To The Bone. The video was animated by Jess Cope, who previously worked with Wilson on videos including People Who Eat Darkness, Routine, and The Raven That Refused to Sing, as well as the Last Day Of June video game.
“I took Carl Sagan”s quote, ‘We are all made of star stuff’ and based the film around that idea for Song of Unborn,” says Cope. “Using abstract imagery and different styles of animation, the video represents the human form developing from the inside of its body instead of inside the womb.
“This is the first film that I have made with next to no narrative. I focused more on using the evolution of animation as a way to represent the evolving foetus in utero. The combination of space, sky, sea and fish just seemed to be the direction I wanted to take it.
“The paper cut out fish at the start represent sperm, the string rays are red blood cells through veins and the jellyfish are nerves. The whales represent the transition from gill-bearing aquatic fish that can only survive underwater to air breathing mammals that give birth to live young. It depicts the transition from a baby inside the mother’s womb to the birth and its first breath.”
In 2017, Wilson said of Song Of Unborn, “At one point, I was worried that it was falling back to one of my typical epic piano ballads like Routine or The Raven that Refused to Sing. But the difference here is that actually this song has a very positive message. Song of Unborn is about recognising the world is a wreck, but that every life is unique and can be turned into something really special.
“The arc of your life can really be profound if you embrace it. I thought that was a beautiful message for an unborn child. The other important element in this song is the choir arrangement. I’ve never done anything quite like that section. It’s almost pagan in its beauty and optimism. In the end, I think it’s come out is very unique and distinct from any of those other songs.”
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- Steven Wilson - Happiness III - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 15-Feb-2021 16:01)on February 28, 2021 at 3:08 pm
STEVEN WILSON Happiness III (2016 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single, also including her cover version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded live at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 27th January 2016 with guest vocals from Ninet Tayeb. Both the card picture sleeve and vinyl remain in barely played KSCOPE710)
- Steven Wilson - Index - Red & Gold Cover + Signed Postcard - UK - book - £150.00, $204.00, €168.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 02-Feb-2021 21:39)on February 28, 2021 at 3:08 pm
STEVEN WILSON Index - The Art Of Steven Wilson's Music (Scarce 2015 UK limited deluxe edition 240 Page hardback book by Lasse Hoile & Carl Glover, featuring 340 photographs with 178 previously unseen images, illustrating the visual side of hisalbums covering the period from Porcupine Tree’s 2002 album In Absentia right up to my most recent (and probably most visually ambitious) album Hand. Cannot. Erase., as well as his other projects no-man, Blackfield, IEM, Bass Communion, and Continuum. This edition was released to coincide with two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 28/29th September, cloth bound in the RAH colours of Red cover with gold embossed text. This example remains in a fantastic condition, and includes a postcard which has been signed by the photographer & authors Lasse Hoile & Carl Glover in a blue or black pen, along with a ticket stub for the shows on the 29th September)***Limited to only 800 copies***
- Steven Wilson - Eminent Sleaze - RSD 2020 - Sealed - UK - 12" vinyl - £19.99, $27.19, €22.39 (Back In Stock) (arrived 02-Feb-2021 21:34)on February 28, 2021 at 3:08 pm
STEVEN WILSON Eminent Sleaze (Record Store Day 2020 UK/EU limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single. A wholly unethical life lesson strapped to a piece of grimy, low-slung funk, and as much a departure fromSteven’s previous records as its immediate predecessor, including the exclusive songs Eyewitness and In Floral Green, both recorded during the album sessions. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve and remains sealed in the factoryshrinkwrap)
- Steven Wilson - The Future Bites - White Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $40.79, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jan-2021 15:57)on February 28, 2021 at 3:08 pm
STEVEN WILSON The Future Bites (2021 UK limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight White Vinyl, this colour is exclusive to Independent Record Stores. The sixth solo studio album by the British musician, co-produced by Wilson and David Kosten, and recorded in London. Housed in a single pocket picture sleeve with printed inner & 16-page booklet, remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink CAROL021LPX)
- Steven Wilson - 12 Things I Forgot - Sealed - UK - 12" vinyl - £19.99, $27.19, €22.39 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2020 14:23)on February 28, 2021 at 3:08 pm
STEVEN WILSON 12 Things I Forgot (2020 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single, the fourth release taken from his sixth album, The Future Bites. Housed in a picture sleeve and remains factory sealed from new)