Together We're Stranger (Remastered) No-Man
- 1Together We're Stranger / All the Blue Changes16:21
- 2The City in a Hundred Ways / Things I Want to Tell You11:31
- 4Photographs in Black and White10:03
- 5Back When You Were Beautiful05:07
- 6The Break up for Real04:09
- 7The Break up for Real (Drum Mix)03:58
Info for Together We're Stranger (Remastered)
No-Man's fifth album „Together We're Stranger“ undoubtedly comprises the band's most ambitious and personal project in its history. Originally released in 2003, „Together We're Stranger“ saw No-Man (the duo of Tim Bowness and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson) further extending the reach of its panoramic soundscapes and cracked, mournful, ballads.
Boasting impressive performances from Ben Castle (clarinets), Roger Eno (harmonium) and Gramophone's David Picking (percussion, trumpet), amongst others, the album is a powerful and emotionally direct statement that has deservedly garnered cult acclaim and led to a growing fanbase and internet presence for the band.
Tim Bowness & Steven Wilson return with No-Man’s eagerly awaited sixth official album, and the band’s first since 2003’s atmospheric Together We’re Stranger.
Featuring the sweetly hypnotic Wherever There Is Light, the warped dynamics of Pigeon Drummer, the outsider lament of All Sweet Things, and the subtly evolving explorations of the uplifting semi-orchestral epic Truenorth, Schoolyard Ghosts reveals the band taking its accessible and ambitious blend of Post-Rock and Singer-songwriter influences to an even more focused and personalised place than before.
A distinctive combination of beautifully detailed songwriting, haunting melodies and inventively cinematic production.
Representing the band’s most consistent and mature work to date, the album looks set to build and improve upon the success of predecessors Returning Jesus and Together We’re Stranger.
Guest musicians include Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree/King Crimson), Bruce Kaphan (ex-American Music Club/Red House Painters), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Dave Stewart (arranging The London Session Orchestra) & Theo Travis (David Sylvian/Nine Horses)
Tim Bowness, vocals, words
Steven Wilson, instruments, harmony vocals
Michael Bearpark, guitar solo (1)
Stephen Bennett, noise, organ and cymbal
Ben Castle, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
Peter Chilvers, space-bass, bass
Roger Eno, harmonium
David Picking, trumpet, electronics, percussion
Produced by Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson
is a British duo formed in 1987 by Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson.
No-Man are Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson. Comprising the band’s sell-out performance at London’s Bush Hall in 2008, a comprehensive career-spanning documentary, and numerous extras (including newly commissioned and archive video footage), Mixtaped provides a fascinating insight into one of British music’s most unusual cult heroes.
Formed in 1987 by Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson, No-Man has produced a unique body of work that has developed from the band’s proto trip-hop/ ambient origins into something beyond easy categorisation. After receiving ecstatic press reviews, indie top 20 hits and high profile contracts in the early 1990s (with One Little Indian and Epic/ Sony), the band has continued to evolve throughout its subsequent career.
Redefining itself with a constantly changing musical palette, No-Man has most recently released material through celebrated post- progressive label Kscope, and built up a loyal worldwide following drawn to the band’s increasingly ambitious and personal sound.
Over the course of six massively varied albums, No-Man has produced a unique body of work that has developed from the band's proto Trip-Hop/Ambient origins into something beyond easy categorisation.
After receiving ecstatic press reviews, indie top 20 hits and high profile contracts in the early 1990s (with One Little Indian and Epic/Sony), the band has continued to evolve throughout its subsequent career.
Redefining itself with its constantly changing musical palette, No-Man has released material through celebrated post-progressive label Kscope and its own online shop (via www.burningshed.com), building up a loyal worldwide cult following drawn to the band's increasingly ambitious and personal sound.
The band, consisting of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has worked with electro-pioneers Scanner and Muzlimgauze, Jazz luminaries Ian Carr and Theo Travis, as well as collaborating with the legendary likes of Roger Eno, King Crimson personnel, Robert Fripp, Pat Mastelotto and Mel Collins, and ex-Japan members, Jansen, Barbieri and Karn.
Drawing from a diverse mix of Minimalist, Singer-songwriter, Pop, Art Rock and Contemporary Electronica sources for inspiration, No-Man's music is an emotive and potent fusion of panoramic soundscapes, sensuous songs and sonic surprises.
This album contains no booklet.