From the Official Steven Wilson Facebook Page:
Hi folks – so the free gift with the Insurgentes double DVD pre-order is almost certainly going to be a CD of archive SW material, pre-PT, pre-No-Man, pre-everything. When I was a teenager I was experimenting with all sorts of things, including songwriting, electronic music, psychedelic and progressive music..etc.. and made hours and hours of primitive recordings. Some of this fed in to the early PT cassette releases, but I’ve never actually tried to compile a whole disc of music from this era.
Normally I wouldn’t let any of this music out of the archive, since it’s pretty primitive and amateurish in many ways, but since the film talks about how I started to make music, and has a few clips of my early efforts, it seemed logical to extend this idea through to this bonus disc.
Please don’t expect anything of mind blowing musical quality of importance! Just a bit of historical context. I need to compile this when I get back from the current PT US tour, so I don’t know exactly how much music will be on there yet, but I hope at least 30-40 minutes or so. The original 2,000 copies of the disc that were going to have this free gift with them sold out very quickly, but now that we know that this archive CD will be the item in question I decided with Burning Shed to extend the offer for the bonus CD at least until the end of August. So please if you want this disc don’t wait until it’s too late and then get pissed at me that you have to pay silly money for it on eBay!
On that subject please note that there are currently 40 copies left of the Cover Version box set, and about 15 copies of the IEM box set left – neither of which will be repressed.
Sorry, I know it’s been an expensive year for SW related special editions, box sets…etc…but if it’s any consolation from October I don’t think there will be any releases for at least 6 months or so – after that 2011 should be all about new music.
Here’s the cover to the forthcoming DVD release of the Insurgentes movie. Subtitled in Spanish, French, German, and English, sound mixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. It will be released on 27th September by KScope as a 2 disc set including the following extras: 31 minute film of Bass Communion and Pig live in Mexico City, the Harmony Korine video, trailers, alternate ending, footage of a Q+A session with SW and Lasse from the international premiere at the Copenhagen film festival, and 6 audio out-takes from the album recording sessions.
A few Bass Communion and Steven Wilson releases are available from SW’s own website at slightly reduced prices during January only. You can pick up the standard CD/DVD edition of “Insurgentes” for only £8 (and if you haven’t got this one yet, it really is one of the essential SW recordings). Also reduced for January only is the recent limited edition Bass Communion live album in Japanese style mini gatefold LP sleeve. Head over to the mail order page for more information.
Earlier this year to coincide with the release of Insurgentes by Steven Wilson, Kscope launched a remix competition which gave fans the chance to remix a track from the album.
We received over 200 entries to the competition, each of which were listened to personally by Steven. He was so impressed by the response and the quality and diversity of the entries that we have decided to launch a new competition to coincide with the release of the new remix album, NSRGNTS RMXS. For this competition rather than asking for people to remix a track, we are instead inviting people to create a video for one of the tracks.
The initial deadline for entries has passed but we have had several people contact us asking for more time to complete their video so we extending this deadline to October 12th (UK releases date of NSRGNTS RMXS).
We’ve created a YouTube channel for all entries so once you’ve completed your video please upload it to your own YouTube page and send us a link to let us know and we’ll add it to the page as a favourite.
Insurgentes was released earlier this year on Kscope. The album immediately received a rapturous reception from not just fans and critics but also from fellow artists. Several of these artists have remixed tracks from the album and NSRGNTS RMXS is a collection of some of these remixes.
The CD edition features a mix of Harmony Korine by David A. Sitek, currently enjoying massive critical acclaim for the new TV On The Radio album. Underground hip-hop pioneers Dälek have created a dark, brooding mix of Get All You Deserve (think Massive Attack meets UNKLE). Engineers, who recently returned with their new album Three Fact Fader, have brought their widescreen sound to Abandoner while Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, XTC) has created a sprawling mix of Salvaging and drone act Fear Falls Burning have also reworked Get All You Deserve. It also features the Danse Macabre remix, which was the winner of the original remix competition.
The 12” vinyl edition of NSRGNTS RMXS will be limited to 1000 copies and will only be available from the Kscope store. It also features the David A. Sitek mix along with two mixes of Only Child by Pat Mastelotto.
A digital edition will also be available which collects all eight tracks available on the CD and 12”.
1. Harmony Korine – David A. Sitek Magentzied Nebula Mix
2. Get All You Deserve – Dälek Mix
3. Abandoner – Engineers Mix
4. Salvaging – Pat Mastelotto Mix
5. Abandoner – Danse Macabre Mix
6. Get All You Deserve – Fear Falls Burning Mix
Lasse Hoile’s full length feature version of the part documentary / part surreal road movie based on the recording of SW’s first solo album “Insurgentes” has officially been selected at this years CPH:DOX international film festival. This will be the world premiere. The film is also taking part in competition for best documentary feature. The festival will take place from 6th – 15th November 2009 (in Copenhagen DK). More news soon. Link to Copenhagen film festival here.
Newbury Comics in the US have a special offer where you can order a copy of the new NSRGNTS RMXS mini album CD edition personally signed by SW. Grab one while you can! The mini album is officially released on 11th August.
A new CD and 12″ vinyl release containing remixes of tracks from SW’s solo album, Insurgentes, is now available for pre-order.
The CD edition features a mix of the albums opening track Harmony Korine by David A. Sitek, currently enjoying massive critical acclaim for the new TV On The Radio album. It also features mixes of tracks by Engineers, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) and Fear Falls Burning.
The 12”vinyl edition of NSRGNTS RMXS will only available from the Kscope store. It also features the David A. Sitek mix along with two mixes of Only Child by Pat Mastelotto.
A digital edition will also be available which will collects all six tracks available on the CD and 12”. The digital version will also feature the winner of the remix competition which has been running on the Insurgentes mini-site.
Headphone Dust have a small number of copies of the bonus CD from the original Insurgentes special edition available to offer to people who did not manage to get one of the book editions. These were manufactured as a factory overrun when the special editions were assembled, and are literally just the disc in a plastic wallet without any artwork. The CD includes 5 additional tracks from the Insurgentes sessions, about 25 minutes of extra music. Price is £5. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your name and address if you would like to reserve a copy, and we will send you an invoice including shipping costs.
There are some very nice items of SW “Insurgentes” merchandise now available to order from the KScope store. A t-shirt (in 4 sizes), a super large A1 poster, and some limited edition signed prints.
To tie in with the Mexican release date of the album that was partly inspired by and recorded in the city, next month Steven will return to Avenida de los Insurgentes in Mexico City to sign copies of Insurgentes and meet fans!!
Wednesday 15th April, at 4:30 PM – Store HARD 737 (Rock Shop), Insurgentes Sur # 363 interior 8 Mexico City.