No-Man

No-Man

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Formed in Hemel Hempstead, UK in 1986 by Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson. The groups first incarnation was as No Man Is An Island (Except The Isle Of Man), featuring guitarist Stuart "The Still Owl" Blagden and violinist Ben Coleman. Blagden left, and the remaining three abbreviated the name to No-Man.

Signing to One Little Indian, the trio seemed set for mainstream success, winning Single Of The Week in both Melody Maker and Sounds for "Days In The Trees". But commercial success eluded them. No-Man started heading deep into artrock territory, recording with the likes of Robert Fripp, Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn. Bowness and Wilson split with both Coleman and One Little Indian in 1994, and have since recorded several albums as a duo.

Note - not to confuse with Roger Miller (2) post Mission Of Burma outfit of the same name.
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No-Man Discography Tracks

Albums

No-Man Speak: 1988-89 (Album, EP) Hidden Art Creations UK 1993 Sell This Version
No-Man Loveblows & Lovecries - A Confession (Album) One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version
No-Man Flowermouth (Album) One Little Indian UK 1994 Sell This Version
No-Man Flowermix (Album) Hidden Art UK 1995 Sell This Version
No-Man Wild Opera (Album, Comp) 3rd Stone UK 1996 Sell This Version
No-Man Dry Cleaning Ray (MiniAlbum) 3rd Stone UK 1997 Sell This Version
No-Man Radio Sessions 1992-96 Burning Shed UK 1998 Sell This Version
No-Man Returning Jesus (Album) 3rd Stone UK 2001 Sell This Version
none No-Man Lost Songs: Volume One(CDr) Burning Shed none UK 2001 Sell This Version
No-Man Together We're Stranger (Album) Kscope UK 2003 Sell This Version
No-Man Schoolyard Ghosts (Album, EP) Kscope Europe 2008 Sell This Version
No-Man Love And Endings (Album) Burning Shed Europe 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PLAS S 012 No Man Is An Island* The Girl From Missouri(12") Plastic Head Records Limited PLAS S 012 UK 1989 Sell This Version
No-Man Colours (Single) Probe Plus UK 1990 Sell This Version
No-Man Days In The Trees (EP) One Little Indian UK 1991 Sell This Version
No-Man Ocean Song (Single) One Little Indian UK 1992 Sell This Version
No-Man Painting Paradise EP (EP) One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version
No-Man Only Baby (Single) One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version
73TP7CD No-Man Sweetheart Raw(CD, Single) One Little Indian 73TP7CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
No-Man Taking It Like A Man (Single) 550 Music, Epic, One Little Indian, 550 Music US 1994 Sell This Version
No-Man Heaven Taste (Comp, Single, Maxi) Hidden Art UK 1995 Sell This Version
No-Man Housewives Hooked On Heroin (EP) 3rd Stone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Stone 034S No-Man Dry Cleaning Ray (Edit) EP(7", EP) 3rd Stone Stone 034S UK 1997 Sell This Version
No-Man Carolina Skeletons (EP) 3rd Stone UK 1998 Sell This Version
No-Man All That You Are (EP) Hidden Art UK 2003 Sell This Version

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Chalkers

Chalkers

October 7, 2017
I guess most people will discover No-Man through Steven Wilson's solo career or Porcupine Tree. Their career is just as fascinating as either of those but they never really received the same level of success commercially despite some pretty amazing critical success (particularly later in their career). For me Returning Jesus is not only No-Man's best album, it's one of Steven Wilson's finest albums period (and believe me that's very high praise). If you're new to the band I'd start with that album and work forward. Their earlier releases border or trip-hop and synth pop and haven't aged quite so favourably but there are some gems to uncover nonetheless.

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