Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) – out now

The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), the new album from Steven Wilson is now available across the world. The album has been incredibly well received and looks start to chart highly in a number of countries.

The Guardian in the UK awarded the album 5/5 stating, ‘this album shows Wilson to be one of modern rock’s most cunning and soulful protagonists’, Visions in Germany named it Album of the Month, hailing Wilson as ‘the greatest Prog mastermind of his time!’ and Eclipsed awarded the album a very rare 10/10, proclaiming ‘if you only buy one album for the rest of your life, buy this one!”.

The album is available in a number of formats, including CD, CD/DVDV media book, Blu-Ray, download and 2LP vinyl editions. The DVDV and Blu-ray editions featuring a 5.1 mix of the album and other bonus material. Sound & Vision magazine in the USA reviewed the 5.1 mix stated: ‘the breadth and scope of ‘Raven’ represent Steven Wilson at the height of his creative powers, where surround sound music and mixing has reached a heretofore unheard aural apex. Our ever-searching ears are lucky to be consistently challenged and rewarded by this man’s muse.’

All editions of the physical album can be ordered from the Kscope store and a deluxe digital edition of the album, which features a bonus track, is now available to order from iTunes.

The mini-site for the album is online at www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson. The site features downloads, info and videos, including the video for the video for the title track from the album, a stunning animated short film based on Wilson and the artist Hajo Müller’s short story for the track, also featured here.

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Praise for The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)

‘The breadth and scope of Raven represent Steven Wilson at the height of his creative powers, where surround sound music and mixing has reached a heretofore unheard aural apex. Our ever-searching ears are lucky to be consistently challenged and rewarded by this man’s muse.’
Sound & Vision, USA

‘A progressive masterpiece.’
Classic Rock, UK

‘The Raven That Refused To Sing is, aptly, magic.’
Metal Hammer 9/10, UK

‘Being at the beginning of 2013, this is not only the album of the year but for sure a new classic Prog album’
This Is Rock. Spain

‘The third solo effort from Steven Wilson consolidates not only his name and style. This is his possibly the best album of his whole career’
LH Magazin, 10/10 Album of the Month Spain

‘Ghost tales with the signature of Progressive Rock’s prominent genius again with a great album’
Portal Esquizofrenia, Spain

‘If you only buy one album for the rest of your life, buy this one!’ Eclipsed, 10/10 album of the month Germany
‘Steven Wilson is the greatest Prog mastermind of his time!’ Visions – album of the month, Germany
 
’A hot canditate for “Record Of The Year!’ Rock Hard 9/10, Germany

‘…there remains nothing than saluting Mr. Wilson for the third time anyway.’
Slam 9/10, Germany

‘a most inspiring and innovative record will not be released in 2013′
Guitar 5/5, Germany

‘The Raven That Refused to Sing explodes into life with a stripped-down art-rock thud before morphing seamlessly into all manner of wildly evocative soundscapes, melodic crescendos and mellotron-drenched fever dreams… this album shows Wilson to be one of modern rock’s most cunning and soulful protagonists’
The Guardian 5/5, UK

 

Live dates

Steven and his band hit the road touring in support of the new record from March 1, kicking off in the UK and moving into Europe. The tour will continue throughout the rest of 2013, visiting many other countries for which the dates are yet to be revealed. Shows are currently announced in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

01/03/13 – Manchester Academy 2
02/03/13 – Glasgow ABC
04/03/13 – London Royal Festival Hall
08/03/13 – Paris Le Trianon
10/03/13 – Cologne Live Music Hall
11/03/13 – Amsterdam Rabizaal
12/03/13 – Antwerp Arenbergshouwburg
14/03/13 – Hamburg CCH (Saal 2)
16/03/13 – Stockholm Filadelfiakyrkan
18/03/13 – Oslo Sentrum Scene
19/03/13 – Copenhagen VEGA (main hall)
21/03/13 – Berlin Huxley’s
22/03/13 – Essen Colosseum
23/03/13 – Frankfurt Hugenotthalle
25/03/13 – Stuttgart Theatrehaus
26/03/13 – Munich Alte Kongresshalle
27/03/13 – Zurich Volkhaus
28/03/13 – Milan Teatro Della Luna
16/04/13 Tampa, Florida – The State Theater
17/04/13 Atlanta, Georgia – The Variety Playhouse
19/04/13 Glenside, Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
20/04/13 Washington, Washington D.C. – Howard Theatre
21/04/13 Buffalo, New York – Town Ballroom
23/04/13 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
25/04/13 Montreal, Quebec – Club-Soda
26/04/13 New York City, New York – Best Buy Theater
27/04/13 Boston, Massachusetts – Berklee Performance Center
28/04/13 New York, Albany, Upstate Concert Hall *with OPETH and KATATONIA

Get All You Deserve

30/04/13 Pittsburgh, Philadelphia – Mr Small’s
02/05/13 Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues Cleveland
03/05/13 Chicago, Illinois – Park West
04/05/13 Minneapolis, Minnesota – The Fine Line
06/05/13 Boulder, Colorado – Boulder Theater
09/05/13 San Francisco, California – The Fillmore
10/05/13 Los Angeles, California – Club Nokia
14/05/13 Mexico City – Teatro Metropolitan

To buy tickets, visit: www.stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/tour-dates/

Order your copy of The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) from the Kscope store

 

Episode Thirty Six of the Kscope podcast is now online, and it’s a Steven Wilson special

This episode features an extended, exclusive interview with Steven Wilson, direct from the rehearsal room where he and his band are preparing for the tour in support of ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories)’.

Steven tells us about the writing process, his joy at the reception his new record is getting, and you can find out if we manage to ask him the most pompous question he’s been asked in his entire career…

Podcast also features tracks from the album;
The Raven That Refused To Sing
The Holy Drinker

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