04 October 2011: Steven Wilson "Grace For Drowning"

From Steven Wilson on his second solo release (a 2cd set):
"'Insurgentes' was an important step for me into something new. This record takes that as a starting point, but it’s more experimental and more eclectic. For me the golden period for music was the late sixties and early seventies, when the album became the primary means of artistic expression, when musicians liberated themselves from the 3 minute pop song format, and started to draw on jazz and classical music especially, combining it with the spirit of psychedelia to create “journeys in sound” I guess you could call them. So without being retro, my album is a kind of homage to that spirit. There’s everything from [Ennio] Morricone-esque film themes to choral music to piano ballads to a 23 minute progressive jazz –inspired piece. I've actually used a few jazz musicians this time, which is something I picked up from my work remixing the King Crimson records"[6]
All songs written and composed by Steven Wilson.
Disc 1: Deform to Form a Star
No. Title Length
1. "Grace for Drowning"   2:06
2. "Sectarian"   7:41
3. "Deform to Form a Star"   7:51
4. "No Part of Me"   5:45
5. "Postcard"   4:29
6. "Raider Prelude"   2:23
7. "Remainder the Black Dog"   9:27
Disc 2: Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye
No. Title Length
1. "Belle de Jour"   2:59
2. "Index"   4:49
3. "Track One"   4:16
4. "Raider II"   23:21
5. "Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye"   8:01