The Kscope edition of Insurgentes, the solo album from Steven Wilson is now available to pre-order from the Kscope store.
Insurgentes will be ship from 24th February, but you if you pre-order it now you will receive a link to download the album in 256kb mp3 format to listen to while you wait for your physical copy to arrive. Orders placed through this website will also include a free exclusive postcard.
Acclaimed for his work with Porcupine Tree, Opeth and Anja Garbarek amongst others, Insurgentes is Steven Wilson’s debut solo album. Comprising 10 new tracks that range from ballads and anthems to all-out industrial noise assaults, the dark, cinematic and richly textured album represents two years worth of creative output and numerous recording sessions worldwide in studios from Mexico City to Japan and Israel.
To watch a trailer set to the first song from the album, Harmony Korine and to hear more music from the album visit www.insurgentes.org
While Wilson is a member of several bands including Blackfield, No-Man and Bass Communion, he explains that “when I began writing these songs, I quickly realized that they would be best suited to an album under my own name. It was an intuitive, almost unconscious writing process that resulted in a kind of ‘poetry of melancholy.” The final product inhabits a similar experimental realm as recent albums by Thom Yorke, Portishead, and Nine Inch Nails.
For the album, the first of a three album deal with Kscope, Wilson recruited a stellar cast of guests to work on the album including bassist Tony Levin, drummer Gavin Harrison, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess, alongside Japanese Koto player Michiyo Yagi, British guitarist Sand Snowman, and jazz flautist and saxophonist Theo Travis.
This edition consists of a 2 disc set in a rigid hardback digibook with 36 page booklet. Disc one is the already acclaimed 10 track album on stereo CD, and disc two is a DVD-A containing the album in higher resolution 24 bit stereo and 5.1 surround sound (in high res DVD-A and DTS version compatible with any DVD player), an 18 minute extract from Insurgentes film, and 2 album trailers.
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