Steven Wilson Solo projectName of Album
Grace for DrowningBlu-ray
(September 27, 2011)Original Release Date
: 2011Number of Discs
: Blu RayLabel
12 tracks in stereo and 5.1 in glorious 96k/24 bit
I was looking forward giving this one a spin for a few weeks now, I finally had the chance and I have to say it's an awesome recording/mix. It's not per say aggressive but it uses the surround speakers for the smallest detail, and adding air to instruments in a realistic way while voices do come through at times.
I enjoy each and every track, as you know Steven Wilson is the front man of Porcupine Tree, and has a reputation of being in the cusp of the latest recording techs, and formats. This album shows his commitment in doing just that, bring the best possible quality to those that it matter to. I have to say this might be just my opinion but Blu ray seems to be the wave for physical high resolution music, I enjoy the huge sound stage, and the sonic bubble that I get from this album, and most BR music disc I own.
I can see Steven trying to differentiate him self from PT as there are more song that reminds me of the group, but I can hear certain elements of acid jazz which blend quite nicely with some hard core riffs in such tunes as Raider II.
You get some bonus tracks (Click on the menu crinkle paper page where the songs are for demos, different mixes , which might be just 2ch!)
and some spooky but interesting SW photographs that adds to the ambiance while listening to this great album.
Any Porcupine Tree fan should run out and get this oneAttachment 224566
1. Grace for Drowning
3. Deform to Form a Star
4. No Part of Me
6. Raider Prelude
7. Remainder the Black Dog
8. Belle De Jour
10. Track One
11. Raider II
12. Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye
Source: Oppo BDP-93
AVR: Denon-AVR4311ci via HDMi, will be experimenting with single
Amplification: Emotiva XPA-3 with costume face plate, it does nothing for sounds but it looks real cool.
FR/FL: B&W 802N 8 feet or so away, and slightly toed in..
Center: B&W HTM3S
Surrounds: 805N on their b&w stands
Surround location: As these are monitor and don't have any diffusion, the Left is pointing straight to the front right speaker and the Right monitor is pointing to the Left front speaker
Sub: JL Audio F113, sweeping up the bottom, with ARO active to tighten poor corner location.
Room: 20' W, 14' D with 9' high ceilings. Some room treatments in the first reflection, but would like to add more in the future, nice heavy rug which helps allot.