TO THE BONE
CAROLINE, OUT 18 AUGUST Workaholic nouveau prog rocker’s fifth solo album.
Prog-rock Renaissance man Steven Wilson can fill the Albert Hall but nobody in the real world knows who he is. When he’s not making elegant solo records such as 2015’ s Hand. Cannot. Erase. he’s busy remastering old Yes albums – and there’s the rub. Really, everything Wilson does is a homage to his expansive record collection. To The Bone addresses topical themes of post-truth and global terror, but its title track’s cawing harmonica and hypnotic shuffle is straight off Talk Talk’s 1986 LP The Colour Of Spring. That said, it’s all wonderfully executed, especially when singer Ninet Tayeb takes over, and there are flashes of pop brilliance, such as the ELO-meets-Daft Punk thrills of Permeating.
Listen To: Nowhere Now | Pariah | Permeating | Refuge