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Steven Wilson


Crossover Prog

4.70 | 336 ratings

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3 stars And here is another Wilson's album, slated for the 2014-Nov-28 downgrading

I still love Luminol, although now I feel like rebelling against the completely meanigngless title (why would the story of a somewhat hypothetical hapless busker be named after a chemo-luminescent stuff they use in glow sticks?). Had Wilson refrained from singing, really, and configured Luminol as a purely instrumental piece, it would be priceless. The way it is now, it's nice, but not perfect.

The rest of the album does demonstrate some very high end musicianship, Wilson himself being the weakest link in this respect (while remaining one of the best band leaders and sound engineers).

As a whole, GAYD feels too viscous at times. The Raider II is a sheer torture in this respect. Listening to it is like wading through a knee-deep puddle of sticky tar.

If you watch it on DVD, you'd also have to put up with Wilson's infamous "hand gestures" .. I am not sure how his musicians are able to humor Wilson's dashing in random directions and waving/flapping his arms right in front of the people who are trying to play some of the most complex music.

Three stars ..

Argonaught | 3/5 |


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