The Raven That Refused to Sing, the third solo album from Steven Wilson, continues his musical tradition, consisting in offering audiovisual wonders that are a delight not only for the ears but for the eyes and imagination.
It is a journey through different rhythms, in the tradition of progressive rock, framed in a concept album in the tradition of the classic ghost story by Edgar Allan Poe. If all ghost stories were told in songs like these, perhaps they would cease being terrifying, and everyone would love them. A horror that turns into love and not the other way around.
Steven Wilson has the gift of creating atmospheres and music for dreams, his music causes feelings like nostalgia, love, fear, or others that are hard to describe but easy to experience.
Somewhat different of his work with Porcupine Tree and Blackfield, this album is the perfect match between music and images generated from the imagination. Add the production work of Alan Parson, and you find that this album is a gem that should be present in the music collection of every music lover.
Steven Wilson shows again that he is an eclectic artist, that can navigate between different musical genres preserving its essence in his solo projects. He can create catchy tunes, atmospheric masterpieces, he is truly one of the best musicians of his generation.
Words: Claudia Ramírez