ARTIST:

NO MAN

(UNITED KINGDOM)
TITLE:

TOGETHER WE'RE STRANGER

(2003)
LABEL:

SNAPPER

GENRE:

ATMOSPHERIC ROCK

TAGS:
Intimist
"In a New-age style that had a certain success in the 80s, no-man takes us into a world of softness, quietness and peace."
TORPEDO (29.08.2003)  
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No-Man is the project of Steven Wilson of the Porcupine Tree associated with Tim Bowness for whom the year 2003 seems prolific. With a mini EP that gathers half a dozen tracks from the studio recordings of their previous opus, "Returning Jesus", they present us this new album. According to its creators, "Together We're a stranger" would be the most expressive and emotional of all no-man's albums.

First originality, the first four tracks of the album form a full 28 minutes. In a New-age style that had a certain success in the 80s, no-man takes us into a world of softness, quietness and peace. Every instrument, every effect, every rise in power, every chord, every note seems to be worked on to draw the listener into a kind of trance. Sweet voices, piano, clarinet, synthetic sounds have been used to create a cocoon, a muffled, warm, simple atmosphere in which one would like to curl up and not think about anything else. 

The three other tracks without swearing with the first part present a more acoustic and rhythmic content. We find the same instruments, just as expressive but in a less intimate way.

"Together" is indeed the exceptional album expecting. So rare are the albums where every emotion, every state of mind transpires like here. Well-being, happiness, anxiety and melancholy are on the programme of this little marvel which only confirms the talent, even the genius of Steven Wilson, now an essential figure on the progressive scene. 


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Together We're Stranger - 08:31
02. All Blue Changes - 07:48
03. The City In A Hundred Ways - 02:23
04. Things I Want To Tell You - 09:03
05. Photographs In Black And White - 10:02
06. Back When You Were Beautiful - 05:07
07. The Break Up For Real - 04:11

LINEUP:
Ben Castle: Clarinette
David Picking: Batterie / Trompette
Michael Bearpark: Guitares
Peter Chilvers: Basse
Roger Eno: Claviers
Steven Wilson: Chant / Guitares / Claviers / Batterie
Tim Bowness: Chant
   
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