HiRez Poll Wilson, Steven - THE FUTURE BITES [Blu-Ray Audio]

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MarkyM

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I’ve only listened to the stereo mix so far via Tidal/Roon and have ordered the Blu Ray. So vote pending once I hear the Atmos mix. I absolutely love Steven Wilson’s remix/surround projects for other artists but could never get into Porcupine Tree or any of his prog solo material that I’ve tried (only up thru Grace For Drowning though). But I really like this a lot and it stands cohesively as an album work for me. But I do like some contemporary pop such as The 1975 etc. so it doesn’t sound completely alien to me. I’ll be going back and checking out his last few albums next.
 
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I’ve only listened to the stereo mix so far via Tidal/Roon and have ordered the Blu Ray. So vote pending once I hear the Atmos mix. I absolutely love Steven Wilson’s remix/surround projects for other artists but could never get into Porcupine Tree or any of his prog solo material that I’ve tried (only up thru Grace For Drowning though). But I really like this a lot and it stands cohesively as an album work for me. But I do like some contemporary pop such as The 1975 etc. so it doesn’t sound completely alien to me. I’ll be going back and checking out his last few albums next.
As a solo artist, all his releases from Hand Cannot Erase are his best. I still favor Hand Cannot Erase the most. I’m not sure he’ll top that one as a full-cohesive album. Although, The Future Bites has grown on me a lot, even if it’s length time is rather short.
 

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I think that the songs are growing on me after a couple listens. The sound quality and the Atmos mix from Tidal are astounding. I upgraded to Atmos out of curiosity with an inexpensive Yahama receiver from CostCo a week ago, listening to this is like the upgrade from stereo to 5.1 was 20 years ago. Just an amazing, and seemless, sound field! When are we going to get floor speakers so I can feel like I’m in mid air? If the songs keep me returning, it’ll be an unquestioned 10!
 

MarkyM

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As a solo artist, all his releases from Hand Cannot Erase are his best. I still favor Hand Cannot Erase the most. I’m not sure he’ll top that one as a full-cohesive album. Although, The Future Bites has grown on me a lot, even if it’s length time is rather short.
Thanks!

Well, I don't know how I missed out on all of this great music! I started yesterday back with 2013's The Raven Refused to Sing (recorded and co-produced by Alan Parsons!). And I love them all! (Raven, Hand Cannot Erase, To The Bone). [Thank you Tidal & Roon] I can see where many of you may not like this new one at first. Since I started with it and can see what he's going for with a more modern pop sound throughout, I really like it as well. I can't wait for the Blu Ray to hear the Atmos mix!

Mr. Wilson is a truly gifted artist, producer and mixer!
 
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I gave it an 8. It's really good, but not 10 worthy. I have the blu-ray and have heard it in stereo, 5.1, and Atmos, though I have not listened to the atmos since I reconfigured my height speakers to a better position for better accuracy. I think the mix, the recording, etc are all fantastic.

I actually like the fact that it's a shorter listen. There are a few tracks on it that I find a bit boring and some of the songs aren't super memorable. I don't really like 'Man of the People' or '12 things I Forgot', in fact I know of one thing I forgot, and that's that song, its just bland.

'Eminent Sleaze' and 'Personal Shopper', however, I think are just damn fantastic, and 'Unself' and 'Self' I really really enjoy and would rate them very highly. The rest are firmly in the "solid" to "pretty good" camp.

If there's one thing I'm not super super fond of with most of Steven Wilson's work is the lyrics. I find him to be a very very talented musician, a superlative producer/engineer/mixer, a pretty good singer though not my favorite, but kind of middling at lyrics. He needs a Bernie to his Elton. Then again, he's still better than a lot of newer artists who I feel REALLY need someone to help with lyrics. (Looking at you Tash Sultana, you are a generational musician, vocalist, composer, and arranger, but damn your lyrics are just... abysmal.)
 

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Tell him how you really feel AX. LOL
I mean, I'll give them a bit of credit since they're only 25, and their compositions, arrangements, and musicianship are virtuoso level (plays 20+ instruments, like homing in on John Paul Jones territory) and their vocal range is something stupid like 5 octaves. But uhh...

Tash Sultana said:
And people only givin' a shit when you hide yourself
Try mould to perfection
When you don't feel like feeding the mouth
Bite the hand that feeds your wealth
And that ain't good for my mental health, oh, no
Tash Sultana said:
Bet you didn't think that I was watching you
Bet you didn't know that I could love you the way I do
And I don't watch the TV late at night, ooh
'Cause there's no knowledge, only information
You know I'm right
Ain't exactly John Lennon or Paul McCartney, maybe Ringo though...
 

MarkyM

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Thanks!

Well, I don't know how I missed out on all of this great music! I started yesterday back with 2013's The Raven Refused to Sing (recorded and co-produced by Alan Parsons!). And I love them all! (Raven, Hand Cannot Erase, To The Bone). [Thank you Tidal & Roon] I can see where many of you may not like this new one at first. Since I started with it and can see what he's going for with a more modern pop sound throughout, I really like it as well. I can't wait for the Blu Ray to hear the Atmos mix!

Mr. Wilson is a truly gifted artist, producer and mixer!
I got the bluray today and listened to the Atmos mix. A fun mix in places, SQ of course par for the course for Mr. Wilson: superb!
I also really like the music. Cohesive and easy to play and enjoy all the way through. A solid 10 for me.
 
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