We talked to Steven Wilson a couple of weeks ago about his forthcoming — and groundbreaking — new Blu-ray release, Grace for Drowning. Fittingly, we offer you, the Sound + Vision and Steven Wilson faithful, an EXCLUSIVE look at the aptly titled “Track One,” the third song on Disc 2. “Track One” begins, shall I say, somewhat innocently with understated acoustics and vocals, followed by harmonies reminiscent of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd by way of the Beach Boys, that then lead into a furious middle section before returning us all back to earth.
As for the video itself, let’s just say it builds up to an apropos eye- and ear-catching sequence that’ll make the hair on your head, neck, and rest of your body stand on end.
Mike Mettler has been Editor-In-Chief of Sound + Vision since January 2006, and has been on staff since (gulp) 1989. An unrepentant audiophile, he spends many a sleepless night trying to reconcile his undying love for vinyl records with his iPod and iPad obsessions. Someday, he hopes to own a turquoise 1967 Mustang fastback.