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Grace for Drowning the new album by Steven Wilson – OUT NOW

By Kscope on September 29, 2011 in Download, Lasse Hoile, Steven Wilson, Video

Grace for Drowning is the second album released under Wilson’s own name, and builds on the artistic inroads he forged with 2009’s exceptionally well-received Insurgentes. A double album (‘two 40-45 minute albums in the same package’) Wilson has described it as “my biggest project to date”.

Grace for Drowning, looks set to be equally well-received. Terrorizer have described it as ‘a dense yet extremely coherent album, Grace For Drowning succeeds brilliantly… Prog album of the year, no less.’ (5/5), Classic Rock have proclaimed ‘Grace For Drowning is an album that can’t really be described but it urgently calls to be heard’ while Record Collector stated: ‘there is an overwhelming sense of awe, a majestic soundscape created by an innovative, forward-looking musician immersed in the history of music… its epic vision will always reward revisits.’

Grace for Drowning, is available on CD, vinyl, and download along with a Blu-ray edition of the album. The Blu-ray disc contains the album in 5.1 surround sound with accompanying video content. The video content, created by long-term collaborator Lasse Hoile, as well as photo galleries, hand written notes and lyrics. Watch the trailer for the Blu-ray here.

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For the most avid collectors there is also a deluxe edition of the album. Limited to 5000 copies worldwide, the deluxe edition features 3 CDs, the Blu-ray Disc and a 120-page book. In addition to the album on 2CDs, the third CD features out-takes and demo material. All 4 discs will be packaged in a hard back book which features 120 pages of artwork and notes.

Check out the Grace for Drowning mini-site for order links for all editions of the album including the digital edition which features two bonus tracks. Digital links are: UK itunes / US itunes / German itunes

An 8 minute edit of Raider II, the 23 minute epic that is part of the album, is now streaming on the mini-site and the Kscope soundcloud profile. A new video of Wilson in the studio recording the track has also been added to the site.

The mini-site also features Lasse’s videos for Remainder The Black Dog, Index and Track One along with a free download, tour dates, album info and artwork.

Order your copy of Grace for Drowning here