|With Grace For Drowning, Steven Wilson achieves musical apex.|
Grace For Drowning seems a long time coming for Mr. Wilson. The range of influences in this album are incredible, and manage to create an amazing listening experience. Dark, experimental, jazzy, lonely, and erratic are some ways to describe Grace For Drowning... but the only way to really "describe" the album has to be done through careful listening. GFD gets only better and better with each listen. The production value, as always, is extremely good. Lasse Hoile's (SW's art collaborator) photography melds very well with Wilson's music, as it usually does.
Without a doubt certainly one of Steven Wilson's greatest works. If you're a fan of experimental, dark, progressive, or jazz music, please do yourself a favor and purchase this LP. You will not regret it. Bravo, Mr. Wilson, you have once again surpassed all expectations!
Highlights: Postcard, Deform To Form a Star, Raider II, Index