Steven Wilson released his debut album "Insurgentes" in late 2008, an amalgam of songs, experimental textures, art-rock, shoegazer music, noise, piano ballads, and just about everything else! He has also released a series of CD singles entitled "Cover Version". These include re-interpretations of a very personal and unpredictable selection of cover songs. Various other releases have been made issued under SW's own name, and these are available from Headphone Dust. Steven Wilson on MySpace.
Collaboration between Steven Wilson and internationally renowned experimental artist Dirk Serries (vidnaObmana, fear falls burning). A multi-layered synonym for their collective ambition and vision, motivated by their immense passion for a wide-range of musical styles, ranging from spacious ambience to pounding doom metal.
Steven Wilson's collaborative project with singer Tim Bowness. Six studio albums have been released since 1990. Less rock orientated and more orchestral and textured than Porcupine Tree, "Returning Jesus" and "Schoolyard Ghosts" and from 2008 are good places to start, and both are available to order on-line from the PT store.
Bass Communion is the name SW gives to recordings he makes in an experimental, drone based vein. Most of the pieces are experiments in texture and are generated from processing recordings of real instrumental performances. Several albums and collaborations have been issued since 1998, many in small limited edtions that quickly go out of print. All currently available releases can be ordered on-line from SW's own mail order outlet Headphone Dust. Bass Communion on MySpace.
This project developed out of Steven's interest in krautrock music from the seventies. Some might legitimately view the project as simply being a more abstract and indulgent version of Porcupine Tree. Most IEM albums are issued on SW's own Headphone Dust label and are available to order on-line from SW's own mail order outlet Headphone Dust.
Colin Edwin / Ex-Wise Heads
Colin Edwin's ongoing collaboration with former Henry Cow saxophone/flute player Geoff Leigh, which also features a floating line-up of guest musicians. On the three albums they have released since 2000, Ex-Wise Heads have explored experimental and improvised music with a strong ethnic influence. Their releases are available from the PT store.
In the meantime, you can check out Colin's recently released solo album, Third Vessel, via its own micro-site.