|New solo album from Porcupine Tree guitarist John Wesley
Format: CD / Cat No: 88985359962 / Released: 07/10/2016
Track Listing: 01. by the light of a sun (5:32) / 02. a way you’ll never be (7:18) / 03. to outrun the light (7:07) / 04. the revolutionist (5:57) / 05. nada (5:41) / 06. the silence in coffee (5:09) / 07. unsafe space (4:17) / 08. sun.a.rose (6:44) / 09. epic (4:51) / 10. pointless endeavors (03:38)
More information: New solo album from Porcupine Tree guitarist John Wesley, who has also worked with Fish (Marillion) in the past.
The eighth studio album from John Wesley brings a modernized return to the classic progressive rock albums of the Seventies. Wesley is standing on the shoulders of his influences such as Rush, Pink Floyd, and Porcupine Tree with the stylings of guitarists such as Robin Trower, Jeff Beck, and Warren Haynes. The songs interweave these elements and combine them with deep lyrical layers
This is a tremendously well composed and smartly arranged sonic union of timeless classic rock and prog, blessed with a stunning production courtesy of Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Death, Crimson Glory) at the legendary Morrisound studios, striking artwork by Carl Glover of Aleph Studio (Porcupine Tree, Marillion), powerful riffs, strong hooks, and a good dose of grit!
John Wesley's professional music career began in the early 1980's in the Tampa, Florida area where he founded 1991 Southwestern Music Conference's showcase act Autodrive. The following year Wesley embarked on a solo career and became the premier opening act for British progressive rockers Marillion on seven consecutive tour legs around the world - North and South America, the UK and Europe - where he played for hundreds of thousands of fans. Following this was several world tours as lead guitarist for Scottish neo-prog legend Fish. In 2001, John Wesley was the primary co-writer of Fish’s "Fellini Days" album. He began touring as guitarist and backing vocalist for Porcupine Tree in 2002, and has continued his role with the band through four album cycles and over 450 shows. In 2011 he performed guitar during Steven Wilson's North American Grace for Drowning tour. In 2013, Wesley toured as lead guitarist with Simon Collin's Sound of Contact to support the "Dimensionaut" album. In 2014, he toured as the lead guitarist for BigElf and as the support act for Flying Colours to support his Inside Out Music release “Disconnect”.