[ Song of the Week ] Steven Wilson – “Remainder the Black Dog”

from the album Grace for Drowning (2011)

The “companion” to my Song of the Week last week. Steve Hackett provides guitar on this amazing track from Steven Wilson’s second solo album. Lasse Hoile gives the song a visual element in his traditional dark and surreal style.

Who am I kidding? The video is nightmare fuel. You have been warned. 🙂

[ Song of the Week ] Steven Wilson – “Belle De Jour”

from the album Grace for Drowning (2011)

I don’t usually feature the same artist two weeks in a row, but I heard this again last week (though from the Last Day of June soundtrack, with the alternate title “Some Things Cannot Be Changed”) and was so taken by it again that I wanted to share it. It is a simple yet beautiful song, but also has a bit of a mysterious atmosphere to it.

[ Song of the Week ] Steven Wilson – “Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye”

From the album Grace for Drowning (2011)

The final track on Steven Wilson’s second solo album, which was my favorite album of his until The Raven that Refused to Sing and Hand. Cannot. Erase. came along. Grace for Drowning is still a fantastic musical journey across two discs. This song is the perfect finale, and I think I could listen to the last three minutes go on for hours and never tire of it.