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THE RAVEN THAT REFUSED TO SING (AND OTHER STORIES)

Steven Wilson

 

Crossover Prog

4.31 | 1115 ratings

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Warthur
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4 stars Like Grace for Drowning, The Raven that Refused to sing finds Steven Wilson exploring a range of old-school prog textures and sounds, but this time around I think I can detect a few more influences creeping in from Porcupine Tree's indie rock-influenced phase (the triptych of Stupid Dream, Lightbulb Sun, Recordings), particularly on the plaintive Drive Home. The sessions were engineered by Alan Parsons, but I don't really feel that this adds much to the album - Wilson's projects are usually impeccably engineered whatever name they issue under and I'm inclined to wonder whether Parsons' involvement is solely for the name recognition factor - but the album itself nicely develops on Grace for Drowning, mellowing its King Crimson-esque fusion jam sessions with more tranquil and gentle phases.
Warthur | 4/5 |

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