Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused to Sing and Other Stories [Full Album] (2013)

Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician and producer, best known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. He is involved in many other bands and musical projects both as musician and producer (including No-Man and Blackfield) and also maintains a solo career. In 2010, Wilson began writing music alongside Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt for their project, Storm Corrosion.

Wilson is a self-taught producer, audio engineer, guitar and keyboard player, playing other instruments as and where required (including bass guitar, concert harp, hammered dulcimer and flute).

He used to split his living time between London and Tel Aviv, Israel,[1] but no longer holds a permanent residence in the latter.[2]

The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) is the third solo album by British musician Steven Wilson, released by Kscope Music Records on 25 February 2013. Each track on the album is based on a story of the supernatural. Alan Parsons, well known in part for his involvement in Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon, was responsible for engineering the album.[1][2]

There is a deluxe 4 disc edition of the album, which is “a 128 page hardback book containing lyrics and ghost stories, illustrated by Hajo Mueller”.[2] In addition to this, the album is also available in stand alone double-vinyl, CD and Blu-ray editions.[1]

Track listing

All music composed by Steven Wilson.

No. Title Length
1. “Luminol” 12:10
2. “Drive Home” 7:37
3. “The Holy Drinker” 10:14
4. “The Pin Drop” 5:03
5. “The Watchmaker” 11:42
6. “The Raven That Refused to Sing” 7:57
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Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch

Destroy Everything You Touch” is the second single from the album Witching Hour by electronic music band Ladytron.[1] It reached a position of #42 on the UK Singles Chart, the highest position a Ladytron single has reached to date. It was re-released in the UK on 22 October 2007.

The music video shows the members of Ladytron hiking through a mountain range, facing various hazards such as two-legged creatures attempting to attack them, and having frosty wind blown at them by faces in the mountains (which are the members of Ladytron, with makeup added to them to make their skin look covered with snow and ice).

“Destroy Everything You Touch” is featured on the video game 2006 FIFA World Cup. It is one of the many EA Trax that appear in the game.

The song also appears in the 2007 film Smiley Face, and in the 2008 film One Missed Call. It was also used in the 2009 film Mammoth, and for its trailer.

It also appears in the 2008 Vogue magazine documentary The September Issue, and its trailer.


The Mars Volta – Cicatriz ESP

The Mars Volta was an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. The band’s final lineup consisted of Omar Rodríguez-López (guitar, producer, direction), Cedric Bixler-Zavala (vocals, lyrics), Juan Alderete (bass), Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez (keyboards, percussion) and Deantoni Parks (drums). The band formed following the break-up of Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala’s previous band, At the Drive-In. They are known for their energetic live shows and their concept albums.

In 2009, the band won a Grammy Award in the “Best Hard Rock Performance” category for the song “Wax Simulacra.” In 2008, they were named “Best Prog-Rock Band” by Rolling Stone magazine.

In September 2012, it was announced that The Mars Volta had entered a hiatus, with Rodríguez-López and Parks forming a new project, Bosnian Rainbows. Four months later, the band announced their breakup.

Via Wikipedia


Radiohead – In Rainbows (Full Album)

In Rainbows is the seventh studio album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. It was self-released on 10 October 2007 as a download via a pay-what-you-want model, followed by a standard CD release in most countries in the last week of 2007. The album was released in North America on 1 January 2008 on TBD Records. In Rainbows was Radiohead’s first release after the end of their contract with EMI and the end of the longest gap between studio albums in their career.

Recording with producer Nigel Godrich, Radiohead worked on In Rainbows for more than two years, beginning in early 2005. In between recording, the band toured Europe and North America for three months in mid-2006. The songwriting on In Rainbows was more personal than other Radiohead albums, with singer Thom Yorke describing most tracks as his versions of “seduction songs”. Radiohead incorporated a wide variety of musical styles and instruments, using not only electronic music and string arrangements, but also pianos, celestes, and the ondes Martenot.

Upon its retail release, In Rainbows entered the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 at number one; by October 2008, it had sold more than three million copies worldwide in both digital and physical formats. The album earned widespread critical acclaim and was ranked as one of the best albums of 2007 by several publications. In 2009, it won two Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Special Limited Edition Package.

Via Wikipedia

Tracks:

0:00 15 Step

3:57 Bodysnatchers

7:59 Nude

12:18 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

17:43 All I Need

21:34 Faust Arp

23:46 Reckoner

28:39 House of Cards

34:10 Jigsaw Falling into Place

38:20 Videotape


Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels (architecture in tokyo – NEW AGE電気)

Head over Heels” is a romantic love song by the British New Wave band Tears for Fears. It was the band’s tenth single release in the United Kingdom (the fourth taken from their second LP Songs from the Big Chair) and eighth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at No. 12 in July 1985. In the United States, it was the third single from the album and continued the band’s run of hits there, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A limited edition four-leaf clover shaped picture disc was issued for the single’s release in the UK.

“Head over Heels” was featured prominently in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. According to director Richard Kelly on the DVD commentary, the scene in which the song was used was written and choreographed specifically with the song in mind.

SoundCloud user architecture in tokyo posted a low pitch remix version of this song titled “NEW AGE電気”.

4/23/2013 Edit:

And here’s another remix, this time by DUNE F∀NGS