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on 11 August 2014
This collection of songs falls under the rather unfortunate category of interesting rather than inspiring. It is almost as if Mr Wilson is seeking rather than finding a new direction. Perhaps, with the sweet sounds of the the two ensuing albums fresh in my ears, it is easy for hindsight to suggest this, but I do think even if I had not witnessed the emergence of a powerful new voice in Grace and Raven, I would still have heard Insurgentes as experimental; an album of moments rather than achievement. That said, Steven Wilson as experimentor still leaves a good many of the also rans far behind and suggests that this musician at least, is still far from done tinkering with music and sound, remaining courageously right at the front of the 'new prog' revival.