Steven Wilson – Transience LP OUT NOW, Royal Albert Hall shows & ‘Indexibition’ details

By Kscope on September 25, 2015 in Live, Steven Wilson, Vinyl


Recent triple PROG Award winner Steven Wilson has released ‘Transience’, his first ever compilation, on vinyl only.

This move cements Steven’s stance on avoiding ‘freemium’ streaming sites and contributes to the ongoing debate about the value of music. Steven has been vocal about his feelings about ‘freemium’ and is passionate about sharing the aesthetics and value of physical product.

“People are always asking me why I’m not on Spotify, and it’s really difficult – as I know I am missing out on potential discovery. I just think the model is flawed unfortunately. My kind of solution to that is to go in the other direction and try to make the physical piece as appealing and as attractive as possible. Doing special editions, making nice vinyl, making the shows as visually spectacular as they can.”

As a staunch supporter of bespoke high-end physical project, ‘Transience’ continues Steven’s tradition of combining his cutting edge music and beautiful packages. It is a vinyl-only limited run, delivered as 2x LPs in a gatefold package, with a handwritten lyric etching on side 4. Eschewing from streaming sites such as Spotify and encouraging fans to engage and take ownership of music, has seen Steven Wilson reach great levels of success, with his current album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ reaching #13 in the UK album charts. Steven was recently the winner of an unprecedented 3 PROG Awards for Best Album, Commercial Breakthrough, and Boxset Design, and his current album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ has now been nominated for Classic Rock’s Album of the Year.

Kscope Podcast 66 - The Vinyl Edition feat. 'Lazarus' from 'Transience'


To add another layer of depth to the Steven Wilson universe, he has now unveiled details of INDEXIBITION, a celebration of the art created that has long accompanied his music, which has earned him much praise and a PROG Award for Boxset Design . INDEXIBITION celebrates his long term collaboration with artists Lasse Hoile & Carl Glover. Fans will be able to buy pieces from the exhibition and authenticated one-off pieces signed by Lasse, Carl and Steven. Lasse and Carl will be available during exhibition to personally sign copies of INDEX a brand new art bookwhich covers the period from Porcupine Tree’s 2002 album ‘In Absentia’ up to Steven’s fourth solo album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase’ from early 2015.  The book features an exclusive interview with 240 pages and 340 pictures, (including 178 previously unseen images). A special Royal Albert Hall edition of INDEX has been produced in the Royal Albert Hall’s official colours of red and gold. These are strictly limited to 800 copies and will only be on sale at INDEXIBITION.

INDEXIBITION – marking 15 years of collaborative work between Lasse Hoile, Carl Glover and the projects of Steven Wilson. Images taken from Bass Communion, Blackfield, Continuum, Porcupine Tree, and Solo work.

28th and 29th September 2015

28th September open from 2.30 – 4pm / during the interval.
Private viewing for band’s guests 10.45pm – midnight
29th September open from 1pm – 4pm / 7.45 – 8.30pm (interval 8:00 – 8.30pm)
/ after the show 10:15 – 11pm