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.
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.