Steven Wilson announces next solo release will be another concept album

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Steven Wilson has announced that his next solo album, which he is looking to release in 2023, will be another concept album. In a new year message to fans on his website, Wilson discussed his the upcoming Porcupine Tree album Closure/Continuation which will be released next year, as well as an array of other projects he’s been working on, which include a new book and a box set looking at the influence of progressive music on the 80s.

“I hope to release in mid-2023, a big conceptual thing partly based on a short story that appears in my book,” he says of the follow-up to 2021’s The Future Bites. “A long way to go yet, but I’m excited about it and where the music is taking me, something completely different again with collaborators both old and new. I remain committed to the idea of building a body of work where every album has its own personality and unique place in the catalogue.”

Wilson has also been working on a new book, Limited Edition Of One, which will be released in March through Little, Brown & Company.

“As well as containing some autobiographical material, it also has a lot on my ideas about music and the way things have changed in my time as a professional, lists, photos from my personal archives, conversation transcripts and even some fictional elements,” Wilson says. “As there have already been a few books written about me and/or Porcupine Tree in recent years, I’ve chosen to focus on the stuff that people really don’t know about me. As you can probably guess, there will also be a special limited deluxe version. This will feature a second volume of supplementary material and photos, plus a 70 minute CD with “audio illustrations” of some of the things I talk about in the book, including mercifully brief extracts of my school bands, and early unreleased demos by No-Man and Porcupine Tree, among others. Although much of its musical merits might be questionable, my hope is to put you there “in the room” when I’m talking about my early musical endeavours.”

Finally, he reveals he’s also curating a new box set, “which will focus on how the progressive spirit of the 70’s continued to inspire independent and alternative music throughout the 80’s, something which has allowed me to revisit a lot of my favourite post-punk and art pop/rock music from the decade when I was a music-crazed teenager. Everything from Wire and Joy Division to Cardiacs and Cocteau Twins will feature. More news on that soon.”

 

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  • Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation - Silver Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $43.04, €40.59 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jun-2022 12:05)
    on June 28, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    PORCUPINE TREE Closure/Continuation (2022 UK/EU exclusive limited edition 7-track double album 2-LP pressed on Silver Vinyl - one of the UK's most forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands return with their first new music in twelve years. Housed inside a wide-spine picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)

  • Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted - UK - 3-disc CD/DVD Set - £12.99, $15.98, €15.07 (New Item) (arrived 24-Mar-2022 15:12)
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    PORCUPINE TREE Octane Twisted (2021 UK/EU limited edition Transmission Records label reissue of the 2012 three-disc set 2CD/1DVD set [originally released by Kscope Records]; comprising live audio recordings and footage of their performance atthe Riviera Theater in Chicago on 30 April 2010 where they performed their 'The Incident' album in entirety; with CD Two ending with the addition of three tracks recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall in October 2010. All three discs look unplayed issued in the fold-out digipak picture sleeve)

  • Porcupine Tree - In Absentia: Deluxe Edition [3CD / Blu-Ray] - UK - 3-disc CD/DVD Set - £74.99, $92.24, €86.99 (New Item) (arrived 14-Feb-2022 12:54)
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    PORCUPINE TREE In Absentia (2020 UK/EU limited edition FOUR-DISC set comprising a remastered version of their 2002 seventh studio album plus collections of bonus material and demo recordings on both CD and BLU-RAY; with the Blu-Ray alsoincluding the Lasse Hoile directed 'Making Of In Absentia' Documentary Film [with a run time of almost two hours]. All four discs are mounted inside the the front cover of the 100-page hardback book with exclusive content including photography by Lasse Hoile, Carl Glover, Richard Barbieri and John Blackford from the recording sessions, subsequent tour and more, extensive biographical liner notes and track-by-track commentary by Stephen Humphries, artwork drafts, and handwritten notes and lyrics! KSCOPE548)

  • Porcupine Tree - Muzak: The Visual Art of Porcupine Tree - UK - book - £34.99, $43.04, €40.59 (New Item) (arrived 16-Feb-2022 15:37)
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    PORCUPINE TREE Muzak: The Visual Art of Porcupine Tree (2019 UK Deluxe Edition 240-page hardback book which showcases the visual collaboration between the band and Danish photographer, film maker and artist Lasse Hoile and progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. Including many never-before seen images from his photography, stage backdrops, films and album art sessions, the book covers the period between critically acclaimed 2002 album 'In Absentia' to the 2009 Grammy-nominated 'The Incident'. Lasse Hoile's renowned visual collaboration with Porcupine Tree front man Steven Wilson endures to this day, with Lasse creating the album artwork and stage visuals for his latest best-selling solo album To The Bone, currently touring world-wide. Printed on 170gsm matt-art paper, the book is quarter-bound with real cloth and silver foil deboss!)

  • Steven Wilson - Index - Green & Gold Cover - Sealed - UK - book - £24.99, $30.74, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 16-Feb-2022 16:35)
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    STEVEN WILSON Index (Scarce 2015 UK Limited Edition 240-page hardback book by Lasse Hoile & Carl Glover, featuring 340 photographs with 178 previously unseen images, illustrating the visual side of his albums covering the period from Porcupine Tree’s 2002 album In Absentia right up to Steven's fourth studio album 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.', as well as his other projects no-man, Blackfield, IEM, Bass Communion, and Continuum. The luxury hardback book is cloth-bound with gold foil titling and remains sealed within its original soundtrack!)

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