The Harmony Codex, Steven Wilson’s seventh album, will be released in September.
Described as “a genre-spanning collection that opens up like a musical puzzle box” the 10-track album runs for over 60 minutes and sees Wilson deliver lengthier, and perhaps more musically complex songs than on his previous album, The Future Bites, with four of the numbers clocking in at between seven and 11 minutes. While not technically a concept album (there’s no obvious overriding narrative arc) it has that kind of vibe.
The album will be released across the usual formats, the best of which is the 3-disc deluxe edition which returns to the 100-page hardcover book format last seen on 2017’s To The Bone. This 2CD+blu-ray set offers a second CD which offers a a 77-minute “reimagining” of the album, including contributions from the likes of Tears For Fears‘ Roland Orzabal, Manic Street Preachers, Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) and Interpol.