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 - Cover Version I - VI - UK - cd album box set - £85.00, $106.25, €95.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 08:52)on August 10, 2020 at 2:55 am
STEVEN WILSON Cover Version I - VI (Scarce 2010 UK limited edition 12-track Six CD box set, comprising the six '2 song' singles featuring a cover & original song, with his versions of classic songs by Alanis Morissette, Abba, The Cure, Prince and more, each disc in their own card wallet picture sleeve, all housed in a clam-shell style card picture box with a picture booklet. The box displays some very light general wear whilst the contents remain in a 'near as new' condition HDSWCD20)
- Porcupine Tree - The Incident - US - cd album box set - £65.00, $81.25, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jul-2020 08:52)on August 10, 2020 at 2:55 am
PORCUPINE TREE The Incident (2009 US limited edition deluxe box set comprising two CDs and a DVD-Audio disc featuring a 5.1 mix of entire album. All three discs are housed inside a 116 page hardback book pack featuring lyrics, Lasse Hoile photography and a 48 page lyric book featuring Hajo Mueller’s drawings of 'The Incident'. The book pack itself also has a rigid artwork slipcase measuring approximately 11" x 13" x 1" in size. The outer slipcase shows a little evidence of age butotherwise remains in fantastic condition!)
- Steven Wilson - Index - Red & Gold Cover + Signed Postcard - UK - book - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jul-2020 08:50)on August 10, 2020 at 2:55 am
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***
- Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34: The Complete Trip - White Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £40.00, $50.00, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jul-2020 08:49)on August 10, 2020 at 2:55 am
PORCUPINE TREE Voyage 34: The Complete Trip (2010 UK limited edition 4-track FOUR LP set pressed on 180gram White Vinyl - Although the original 12" vinyl versions date back to 1992 [Phase I & II] and 1993 [Phase III & IV], this great issue collates them all including the extended version of Phase IV, which is a staggering 6 minutes longer than on previous editions. Both white vinyl discs look barely played and comes housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which is number-stickered on the back! KSCOPE803)**Limited to 2000 Copies Only**
- Porcupine Tree - In Absentia - US - DVD-Audio disc - £45.00, $56.25, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jun-2020 13:04)on August 10, 2020 at 2:55 am
PORCUPINE TREE In Absentia (Rare out of print 2003 US issue 15-track DTS [Digital Theater System] disc with the exceptional clarity of 5.1 Surround Sound [playable on compatible DVD players] including 3 bonus audio recordings plus 'Blackest Eyes' and 'Strip the Soul' music videos, on-screen Lyrics and Photo Gallery; in a 'Super Jewel Box' plastic case complete with the booklet picture sleeve)