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5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a grow, but worth the journey, 2 Mar. 2009
This review is from: Insurgentes (Audio CD)
It's an intoxicating premise, a solo Steven Wilson album. For a man with such a pedestrian name, his ubiquitousness and level of output amongst certain genres is humbling/terrifying.

And "Insurgentes" may have been a while in the making, but you can bet he hasn't been twiddling his thumbs in between times.

Though to begin with, you do find yourself thinking "ah, that's a Porcupine Tree track", "oh, this wouldn't be out of place on Blackfield III", "this is a bit Bass Communion". But a few listens in and there is more going on.

To begin with, the care, the layering, the lushness of it all; the variety of palette.

On first listen "Significant Other" and the title track shone out for me. Others grew to stand abreast with them after a little more time.

But it soon becomes clear that this isn't a rag-bag of left-over bits and pieces cobbled together for the sake of it. What it is, I wouldn't care to say.

But it gets 5 stars and I'm delighted to own it. A rewarding listen.

Actually, strike that. Rewarding listens.

The man is prodigiously talented.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2011 21:01:29 GMT
Stephen77 says:
Great rewiew dude, I like your grasp on the English langauge and the way you use it to articulate your point.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2013 21:40:29 BDT
C. Porter says:
Wow, I just saw this - thank you so much :)
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