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Steven Wilson / I.E.M.

Steven Wilson / I.E.M.
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Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he became known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, but he has numerous other projects both as a musician and as a producer. As a solo artist, he has released music as Bass Communion and The I.E.M. (Incredible Expanding Mindfuck) as well as under his own name. Porcupine Tree started as a solo project and evolved into a band that became Wilson's primary vehicle from 1992 to 2009. Wilson has also worked with a number of other artists as both producer and player, including No-Man, Opeth, Blackfield, Storm Corrosion, and others.
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http://stevenwilsonhq.com
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Blackfield — Blackfield V Blackfield — Blackfield V
(Kscope 360, 2017, CD)
Pat Mastelotto / Markus Reuter — Face Pat Mastelotto / Markus Reuter — Face
(Tempus Fugit TF VÖ 41, 2017, CD)
Steven Wilson — To the Bone Steven Wilson — To the Bone
(Caroline 2557593020, 2017, CD)
Steven Wilson — 4½ Steven Wilson — 4½
(Kscope 347, 2016, CD)
Steven Wilson — Hand. Cannot. Erase. Steven Wilson — Hand. Cannot. Erase.
(Kscope 316, 2015, CD)
Blackfield — Blackfield IV Blackfield — Blackfield IV
(Kscope 226, 2014, CD)
Opeth — Pale Communion Opeth — Pale Communion
(Roadrunner Records RR7573-2, 2014, CD)
Steven Wilson — Drive Home Steven Wilson — Drive Home
(Kscope 265, 2013, CD+DVD)
Steven Wilson — The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) Steven Wilson — The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)
(Kscope 242, 2013, CD)
No-Man — Love and Endings No-Man — Love and Endings
(Burning Shed bshed1201, 2012, CD+DVD)
Porcupine Tree — Octane Twisted Porcupine Tree — Octane Twisted
(Kscope KSCOPE218, 2012, 2CD)
Storm Corrosion — Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion — Storm Corrosion
(Roadrunner Records 1686-1764, 2012, CD)
Bass Communion — Cenotaph Bass Communion — Cenotaph
(Tonefloat tf116, 2011, CD)
Steven Wilson — Grace for Drowning Steven Wilson — Grace for Drowning
(Kscope 177, 2011, 2CD)
Opeth — Heritage Opeth — Heritage
(Roadrunner Records 1686-177052, 2011, CD)
Blackfield — Welcome to My DNA Blackfield — Welcome to My DNA
(Kscope 168, 2011, CD)
Porcupine Tree — The Incident Porcupine Tree — The Incident
(Roadrunner Records 1686-178572, 2009, 2CD)
Steven Wilson — Insurgentes Steven Wilson — Insurgentes
(Kscope 114, 2009, CD)
Bass Communion — Pacific Codex Bass Communion — Pacific Codex
(Equation E=mc16, 2008, CD)
No-Man — Schoolyard Ghosts No-Man — Schoolyard Ghosts
(Kscope kscope103, 2008, CD)
Blackfield — Blackfield II Blackfield — Blackfield II
(Kscope 126, 2007, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Fear of a Blank Planet Porcupine Tree — Fear of a Blank Planet
(Atlantic 2-115900, 2007, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Nil Recurring Porcupine Tree — Nil Recurring
(Transmission Recordings 5.1, 2007, CD)
Blackfield — NYC - Blackfield Live in New York City Blackfield — NYC - Blackfield Live in New York City
(Kscope 504, 2007/2009, CD+DVD)
Jordan Rudess — The Road Home Jordan Rudess — The Road Home
(Magna Carta MA-9092-2, 2007, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Deadwing Porcupine Tree — Deadwing
(Lava 93812-2, 2005, CD)
Porcupine Tree — XMII Porcupine Tree — XMII
(Transmission Recordings 4.1, 2005, CD)
Blackfield — Blackfield Blackfield — Blackfield
(Kscope 125, 2004, CD)
Opeth — Lamentations - Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2003 Opeth — Lamentations - Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2003
(Koch KOC-DV-9540, 2004, DVD)
Porcupine Tree — Warszawa Porcupine Tree — Warszawa
(Transmission Recordings 2.1, 2004, CD)
Opeth — Damnation Opeth — Damnation
(The End TE226-2, 2003/2012, CD)
No-Man — Together We're Stranger No-Man — Together We're Stranger
(Kscope 298, 2003/2014, CD)
Porcupine Tree — XM Porcupine Tree — XM
(Transmission Recordings 1.1, 2003, CD)
Opeth — Deliverance Opeth — Deliverance
(The End TE 225-2, 2002/2012, CD)
Porcupine Tree — In Absentia Porcupine Tree — In Absentia
(Lava 83604-2, 2002, CD)
Cipher — One Who Whispers Cipher — One Who Whispers
(Gliss glisscd 007, 2002, CD)
Opeth — Blackwater Park Opeth — Blackwater Park
(The End TE224-2, 2001/2012, CD)
Arlo Bigazzi / Claudio Chianura / Lance Henson  — Drop 6: The Wolf & The Moon Arlo Bigazzi / Claudio Chianura / Lance Henson — Drop 6: The Wolf & The Moon
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90123, 2001, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Recordings Porcupine Tree — Recordings
(Kscope SMACD840, 2001, CD)
No-Man — Returning Jesus No-Man — Returning Jesus
(Hidden Art hi-art 16, 2001, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Lightbulb Sun Porcupine Tree — Lightbulb Sun
(Snapper Music SMACD827, 2000, CD)
Bass Communion — Bass Communion (2) Bass Communion — Bass Communion (2)
(Hidden Art hi-art 4, 1999, 2CD)
Spirits Burning — New Worlds by Design Spirits Burning — New Worlds by Design
(Musea Gazul GA 8628.AR, 1999, CD)
Cipher — No Ordinary Man Cipher — No Ordinary Man
(Hidden Art hi-art 5, 1999, CD)
Fish — Raingods with Zippos Fish — Raingods with Zippos
(Snapper Music SDPCD219, 1999, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Stupid Dream Porcupine Tree — Stupid Dream
(Kscope 128132, 1999, CD)
Tim Bowness / Samuel Smiles  — World of Bright Futures Tim Bowness / Samuel Smiles — World of Bright Futures
(Hidden Art hi-art 3, 1999, CD)
Bass Communion  — Bass Communion Bass Communion — Bass Communion
(Hidden Art hi-art 9, 1998/2001, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Coma Divine Porcupine Tree — Coma Divine
(Delerium DELEC CD 067, 1997, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Coma Divine: Live in Rome Porcupine Tree — Coma Divine: Live in Rome
(Snapper Music SMACD882, 1997/2003, 2CD)
No-Man — Dry Cleaning Ray No-Man — Dry Cleaning Ray
(Hidden Art hi-art 14, 1997, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Metanoia Porcupine Tree — Metanoia
(Aether 3, 1997, LP)
Porcupine Tree — Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991-1997 Porcupine Tree — Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991-1997
(Snapper Music SMADD851, 1997/2002, 2CD)
Fish — Sunsets on Empire Fish — Sunsets on Empire
(Dick Bros DDICK25, 1997, CD)
Psychomusak — The Extasie Psychomusak — The Extasie
(Delerium DELEC CD 018, 1996/2003, CD)
I.E.M. — I.E.M. I.E.M. — I.E.M.
(Delerium DELEC CD 047, 1996/1998, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Signify Porcupine Tree — Signify
(Delerium DELEC CD045, 1996, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Waiting Porcupine Tree — Waiting
(Delerium DELEC CDS049, 1996, CD)
No-Man — Wild Opera No-Man — Wild Opera
(Kscope kscope149, 1996/2010, 2CD)
No-Man — Flowermix No-Man — Flowermix
(Hidden Art hi-art 2, 1995, CD)
No-Man — Heaven Taste No-Man — Heaven Taste
(Hidden Art hi-art 1, 1995, CD)
Porcupine Tree — The Sky Moves Sideways Porcupine Tree — The Sky Moves Sideways
(Delerium DELEC CD 028, 1995, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Staircase Infinities Porcupine Tree — Staircase Infinities
(Blueprint BP 217 CD, 1995, CD)
Steve Jansen / Richard Barbieri — Stone to Flesh Steve Jansen / Richard Barbieri — Stone to Flesh
(Medium Productions mpcd3, 1995, CD)
Mick Karn — The Tooth Mother Mick Karn — The Tooth Mother
(CMP Records CD 1008, 1995, CD)
Richard Barbieri / Tim Bowness — Flame Richard Barbieri / Tim Bowness — Flame
(One Little Indian TPLP58CD, 1994, CD)
No-Man — Flowermouth No-Man — Flowermouth
(Kscope KSCOPE111X, 1994/2005, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Moonloop EP Porcupine Tree — Moonloop EP
(Delerium DELEC CDS 032, 1994, CD)
No-Man — Loveblows & Lovecries - A Confession No-Man — Loveblows & Lovecries - A Confession
(One Little Indian TPLP57CD, 1993, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Up the Downstair Porcupine Tree — Up the Downstair
(Delerium DELEC CD 020, 1993, CD)
Porcupine Tree — On the Sunday Side of Life... Porcupine Tree — On the Sunday Side of Life...
(Delerium DELEC-CD-008, 1992, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape Porcupine Tree — Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape
(Magic Gnome MG4299325, 1991/1995, CD)
No-Man — Speak No-Man — Speak
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90111, 1989/1999, CD)
Various Artists — Double Exposure Various Artists — Double Exposure
((Not on label) no#, 1987, 2LP)

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