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Steven Wilson

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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

Steven Wilson (born Steven John Wilson on November 3, 1967, in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England) is a self-taught producer, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. Under his own name, Wilson has released a series of singles, titled Cover Version (released between 2003 and 2010; compiled in 2014), and the albums Insurgentes (2008), Grace for Drowning (2011), The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) (2013) and Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015). Wilson’s solo projects can also be found attributed to monikers of his, such as Bass Communion and Incredible Expanding Mindfuck.

He is perhaps best known as the frontman for progressive rock band, Porcupine Tree, for whom he was the sole member during the 1980s and early 1990s. His projects are numerous however, including collaboration with Aviv Geffen as Blackfield; a long-running partnership with Tim Bowness, known as No-Man; teaming up with Dirk Serries in Continuum; as well as a joint album with Opeth’s frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt in Storm Corrosion.

Wilson employs synthesizers and programmed music along with live instruments to create a unique atmosphere for each song he works on, including otherwise-simple pop tunes. In addition to his prolific musical output, Steven has crafted a reputation for the high production quality of his music, and has undertaken production duties with such high-profile artists as Opeth, Dream Theater, Jim Matheos of Fates Warning, Anathema, Orphaned Land, Marillion, Fish, Yoko Ono, and friend Robert Fripp. He is also part way through remixing the albums of King Crimson and other classic artists’ back catalogues into surround sound and new stereo mixes.

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  • HeadShoteR

    v Who's Back? And why do we have to welcome him?

    3 hours ago Reply
  • kashmirowy_sok

    Welcome Back everyone. SW is god and genius and i worsheep heem

    Yesterday 6:30pm Reply
  • lxlmandudelxl

    Welcome to My DNA is his best solo album by far. Pretty good. [2]

    Yesterday 3:43am Reply
  • Kitten-of-love

    v Because he's too busy flippin' hamburgers, duh.

    30 Mar 7:08pm Reply
  • kayto1996

    i want to know why Dogger Dog hasn't made a painting ??

    30 Mar 5:37pm Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    Insurgentes is his best solo album by far. Pretty good. [3]

    28 Mar 7:19pm Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    step up four-eyes [2]

    27 Mar 6:28pm Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    So guys I have never made a painting but when I look at a Van Gogh I want to puke my guts out but because I never painted anything really I should shut the hell up. Also I work at McDonalds making hamburgers so therefore I can say unequivocally that the hamburgers at Burger King are awful but unless you work as a hamburger flipper you cannot share my opinion it's just a scientific fact so deal with it bitchiz

    27 Mar 6:27pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    quite astonishing how The Fountain is still the last good thing he's done, step up four-eyes

    26 Mar 9:27pm Reply
  • NWG369

    Please tell me which comments about music Wilson has typed, edited, posted, deleted, and retyped on last.fm. Until he's done that, I really don't think he's in a position to be making records of his own.

    26 Mar 9:01pm Reply
  • Aztek92

    porcelain_tree - since when do you have to milk a cow to rate the quality of milk?

    26 Mar 1:51pm Reply
  • porcelain_tree

    Please tell me what albums you've released, written, performed, produced, remixed, or remastered. I'd love to rate them.

    25 Mar 10:46pm Reply
  • Aztek92

    Shhhhh, NSRGNTS RMXS never existed.

    25 Mar 10:00pm Reply
  • LakeGlade12

    Cover Version 3.5/10, Insurgentes 7/10, NSRGNTS RMXS 2/10, GfD 8,5/10, TRTRTS(AOS) 11/10, HCE 9/10

    25 Mar 6:36pm Reply
  • Aztek92

    NEVER!

    25 Mar 5:26pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    Yeah I know that my rating is a little bit too high given the fact that half of the album is just a boring derivative rehash but the rest of the tracks are really good! So I'm not going to lower my rating. Deal with it.

    25 Mar 2:58pm Reply
  • Aztek92

    Don't listen to HSR, guys - he lost his all competence when he rated GfD 6,5/10 :D

    25 Mar 2:42pm Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    Welcome to My DNA is his best solo album by far. Pretty good. [fix'd]

    25 Mar 2:10pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    Insurgentes is his best solo album by far. Pretty good. [2]

    25 Mar 1:44pm Reply
  • Poisonnation

    @DDevilized: I really hope you go deaf.

    25 Mar 12:42am Reply
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