We’re going to have to look into whether or not Steven Wilson is a descendant of Santa Claus, because he has been very consistent with musical gifts as of late! Earlier this week, Wilson detailed his plans for a new album for his ambient project, Bass Communion. The name of the album is Sisters Oregon and it comes out – wait for it – later this month! No concrete date was given, but we do have other information from Wilson himself:
‘The four parts [of the album] are filled with sonorous drone expanses, tiny microsounds, deep bass eruptions and sudden breaks, ranging from an otherwordly subtleness to a most spacious finale, reaching a transcendental beauty of the highest degree. On almost every Bass Communion release the source material chosen is unique within the discography, in this case recordings of a boy’s choir made at Air Studio in late 2014 during the sessions for Wilson’s album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.”
It’s been six years since the release of the last Bass Communion album, Cenotaph, so we’re very much interested to see what new tricks Wilson will utilize with this work. No new songs have been released yet, but we will keep you in the loop with any further announcements!