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No-Man is a British duo formed in 1987 by Tim Bowness and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson.

The band has so far produced six studio albums and a number of singles/outtakes collections (most notably, 2006’s career retrospective, All the Blue Changes).

Originally a sample-based proto-// styled music, No-Man’s sound has become more organic, diverse and band-oriented in subsequent years. The band has been lauded “Conceivably the most important English group since The Smiths” by Melody Maker music newspaper.

The name No-Man was adopted in 1990 and first used on the self-released June 1990 single release, Colours (a cover of the 1960s Donovan song). The single achieved Melody Maker and Sounds (british music paper) “Singles of the Week” accolades and was re-released by Liverpool-based label Probe Plus in October, 1990.

Between 1991 and 1994, No-Man were managed by Talk Talk’s manager Keith Aspden. During this period, the band received highly positive UK music media support (including more “Singles of the Week” in Melody Maker, Sounds and Irish music paper, Hot Press), had 2 indie top 20 hits (Days In The Trees and Ocean Song), a Billboard Top 40 dance hit (the US only single, Taking It Like a Man) and had high profile contracts with One Little Indian, Hit & Run Publishing and Epic/Sony.

Subsequently, mirroring the evolution of artists such as Talk Talk, David Sylvian, Radiohead, Scott Walker and Kate Bush, with each successive release, the band has moved further away from its more conventional Pop/Rock roots.

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  • kashmirowy_sok

    Please come back somehow.

    21 Feb 6:30pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    So much for no-mans new album... thanks Wilson. [2]

    19 Feb 5:21pm Reply
  • rew850

    I wanted to make a poster/print out of Wild Opera reissue cover art, but I'm not succesful in finding the picture in high enough resolution. Would someone have a hi-res version of the pic ? [2]

    29 Jan 2:14am Reply
  • AliRifai

    Makes for a great wintery day...

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hien-divided

    So much for no-mans new album... thanks Wilson.

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SAAT4NA

    This music is very talktalky. And it's a good thing!

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Absolutely adorable music! Steven Wilson will forever be awesome! I listened to them first time today and that album i enjoy.

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Xero70

    I wanted to make a poster/print out of Wild Opera reissue cover art, but I'm not succesful in finding the picture in high enough resolution. Would someone have a hi-res version of the pic ?

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • lxlmandudelxl

    After years of listening to PT I have to say, No-Man features some of SW's most incredible work. Returning Jesus and Together We're Stranger are god-tier albums

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Redemption666

    Different from Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson, marvelous duo!

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • H3llrider

    Official No-Man's twitter feed: "Tim has been in the studio with the no-man live band recording four pieces with a view to inclusion on a forthcoming no-man album." Can't wait. I really like their stuff.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • onthewall2983

    Everything from Returning Jesus on is pretty stellar, but I would have to cite Speak as my favorite. There's something so naked and vulnerable about it that sowed the seed for those later records more than the more pop/electronica stuff did.

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    'Photographs in Black and White' seriously (・ω・ⵁ)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Spiral-Circus

    Epic band !

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • kashmirowy_sok

    1.Returning Jesus 2.Speak 3.Together We're stranger 4.Flowermouth,Schoolyard ghosts,Wild Opera

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Brainwashed97

    @Emveedee They're pretty eclectic, so it kind of comes to personal preferences. Though a lot of people, myself included, tend to think Returning Jesus is among their best. I also really like Flowermouth and their most recent, Schoolyard Ghosts.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • elysiadrake

    well SHIT i was wondering why this sounded so much like porcupine tree

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Emveedee

    What's your favourite no-man album? I'd love to hear because I'm trying to get into them some more.

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
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    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • magpie_1862

    new album please! [5]

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
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