to the bone
the new album by steven wilson
My fifth record is in many ways inspired by the hugely ambitious progressive pop records that I loved in my youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring and Tears for Fears’ Seeds of Love).
Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the current era in which truth can apparently be a flexible notion, observations of the everyday lives of refugees, terrorists and religious fundamentalists, and a welcome shot of some of the most joyous wide-eyed escapism I’ve created in my career so far. Something for all the family!
In the documentary Insurgentes, Steven used a sledgehammer, blowtorch, shotgun, wood chipper to destroy iPods, which he felt was a symbol of the lost art of engaging with music at a deeper level. At shows, fans occasionally give their iPods to SW so he could destroy them.