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Steven WilsonThe Harmony Codex

Label:Virgin Music Group – SW7V2, Virgin Music Group – 00044003353008
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, Orange
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Prog Rock, Art Rock

Tracklist

A1Inclination
Backing VocalsNinet Tayeb
Drums, PercussionPat Mastelotto
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Modular Synth]Adam Holzman
FluteTheo Travis
Fretless BassNate Navarro
GuitarDavid Kollar
Guitar [Additional Guitar]Niko Tsonev
Producer [Additional production], Programmed By [Additional programming]David Kosten
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [ARP 2600], Programmed BySW*
Vocoder, Synth, Drum MachineJack Dangers
7:15
A2What Life Brings
Backing VocalsNinet Tayeb
BassGuy Pratt
DrumsCraig Blundell
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Organ [Hammond Organ], Percussion, Electric GuitarSW*
3:40
A3Economies of Scale
Songwriter, Synthesizer [Modular Synth]Adam Holzman
Songwriter, Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Strings, Voice [Voice Sample], Programmed BySW*
4:17
B1Impossible Tightrope
DrumsNate Wood
Electric GuitarNiko Tsonev
Electric PianoAdam Holzman
Guitar [Ambient Guitar]David Kollar
Guitar [Psychedelic Guitar]Lee Harris (13)
SaxophoneTheo Travis
ViolinBen Coleman
Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Synthesizer [ARP 2600], Synthesizer [Cobalt 8], Electric Guitar, Harp, Synthesizer [Rhodes], Organ [Hammond Organ], Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Programmed BySW*
10:42
B2Rock Bottom
DrumsCraig Blundell
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Adam Holzman
Mixed ByDavid Kosten
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Producer [Additional Production], Sounds [Additional Sounds]Josef E-Shine
Soloist [Guitar Solo]Niko Tsonev
Songwriter, Vocals, GuitarNinet Tayeb
Vocals, Piano, Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Electric Guitar, Horns, Synthesizer [Prophet VI], Synthesizer [Cobalt 8]SW*
4:25
C1Beautiful Scarecrow
Chapman StickNick Beggs
Drums, Drum ProgrammingCraig Blundell
DudukTheo Travis
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Sounds [Additional Sounds], Beats [Additional Beats]Jack Dangers
Synth [Modular Synth Loop]Adam Holzman
Tom Tom [Toms]Jason Cooper
Vocals, Piano, Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Synthesizer [ARP 2600], Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Body Percussion [Hand Percussion], Programmed BySW*
5:21
C2The Harmony Codex
Electric PianoAdam Holzman
Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Synthesizer [ARP 2600], Synthesizer [Prophet VI], Synthesizer [Cobalt 8], Piano [Plucked Piano], BassSW*
VoiceRotem Wilson
9:50
D1Time Is Running Out
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Soloist [Guitar Solo]Niko Tsonev
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Synthesizer [Prophet VI], Celesta [Celeste], Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Programmed BySW*
3:57
D2Actual Brutal Facts
BassNate Navarro
Hihat [Live Hihat], PercussionCraig Blundell
PianoAdam Holzman
Piano [Reverse Piano Chord], Programmed ByJack Dangers
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Soloist [Guitar Solo]David Kollar
Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Sounds [Feedback], Programmed BySW*
5:05
D3Staircase
Chapman StickNick Beggs
Electric GuitarNiko Tsonev
Loops [DFAM Loops], Soloist [Moog Solo]Adam Holzman
Mixed ByDavid Kosten
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Programmed By [Additional Programming]David Kosten
Vocals, Piano, Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Arpeggiator], Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Synthesizer [Cobalt 8], Organ [Hammond Organ], Horns, Bass, Programmed BySW*
VoiceRotem Wilson
9:26
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Rear sleeve:
"00044003353008 / SW7V2 ℗ 2023 Steven Wilson Productions Ltd. Distributed by Virgin Music Group. © 2023 Steven Wilson Productions Ltd. Made in the EU. LC03261. BIEM/SDRM. stevenwilsonhq.com".

"Made in Germany" sticker on shrink wrap of the rear sleeve.

Initial copies sold via the Burning Shed website came with four exclusive postcards in an envelope, flap sealed with a Steven Wilson sticker.

Includes printed inner sleeve containing lyrics.

300 copies were sold by Assai Records as part of the Assai Records Obi Editions featuring a numbered Obi signed by Steven Wilson.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 00044003353008
  • Label Code: LC03261
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 1): -61503-Ⅰ = MATT @' METROPOLIS = SW7V A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 1): -61503-Ⅰ SW7V B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, variant 1): -61504-ⅠV = MATT @ METROPOLIS = SW7V C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, variant 1): -61504-ⅠV SW7V D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 2): SW7V A1 -61503-I = MATT @ METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 2): -61503-II SW7V B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, variant 2): SW7V C1 -61504-IV = MATT @ METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, variant 2): -61504-I SW7V D1

Other Versions (5 of 11)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Harmony Codex (Box Set, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, 2×CD, Stereo, Blu-ray, Stereo, Multichannel)Virgin Music Group, Virgin Music GroupSW7X, 00044003353107UK & Europe2023
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The Harmony Codex (10×File, FLAC, Album, Stereo, 24bit, 96kHz)Steven Wilson ProductionsnoneWorldwide2023
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The Harmony Codex (Blu-ray, Album, Stereo, Multichannel)Virgin Music Group, Virgin Music Group00044003357907, SW7BREurope2023
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The Harmony Codex (CD, Album, Stereo)Virgin Music Group, Virgin Music GroupSW7CD, 00044003353077Europe2023
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The Harmony Codex (18×File, FLAC, Album, Deluxe Edition, Stereo, 16bit, 44.1kHz)Virgin Music Group00044003375741Worldwide2023

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Reviews

  • jp_fal's avatar
    jp_fal
    Mine does have surface noise/light hiss but it is only noticeable in quiet and silent sections. While the music is playing the sound quality is very good and totally wipes it out.
    • chadderboxset's avatar
      Edited 2 months ago
      Mine has surface noise after two Degritter cleanings. It’s especially bad at the beginning of side A and B. Pops and sibilance. It sounds like I should exchange it at my local after reading the comments here.
      • Chalkers's avatar
        Chalkers
        Does anyone have photos of the postcards they can upload?
        • etanhuijs's avatar
          etanhuijs
          Fantastic sounding record! Great quality pressing with almost no surface noise
          • upsbucky's avatar
            upsbucky
            Edited 3 months ago
            The new Steven Wilson album has arrived and I really didn't know what to expect but I should have. What you get this time is Steven still heavily influenced by electronic music from the Future Bites combined with shades of all his other solo efforts. Beautiful flat orange vinyl that sounds pristinely precise and clean with smooth deep bass. Track favorites thus far are What Life Brings, Rock Bottom and the closer Staircase. The title track is a bit monotonous yet maybe that's the point as a mid album stretch but side C is my least favorite on the album. I hate to keep beating a dead horse but I still like the Porcupine Tree stuff better than the solo material. Closure/Continuation was one of my favorite albums of the last decade and has received several spins during the past year. Don't get me wrong, I do like the album and I'm along for the ride on whatever he's doing and appreciate the brilliance of this underrated artist however the masterpiece that is Hand. Cannot. Erase. remains safe as his finest solo outing.
            • Csquare4's avatar
              Csquare4
              Just a fantastic pressing! Received last night, just finished my first spin after a few swipes of the anti-static brush. Noise floor is pretty much inaudible at a pretty loud volume, this is a very dynamic recording. The low end is deep, tight and full. The mids and highs are crisp. The drums are superbly recorded/mixed as SW always does. Just a damn fine sounding album.

              Sorry for the few that got duds, hopefully they got replacement copies. I haven't even wet cleaned mine (which is something I normally do before it touches my stylus), and only noticed 3 or 4 small "ticks" across the album. Didn't experience any non-fill. Just completely blown away by how good this sounds. This is absolutely the best pressing I have purchased new in a while. As https://www.discogs.com/user/gquady09 says below, "Do NOT skip this one!"
              • gquady09's avatar
                gquady09
                A brilliant album from start to finish. Steven has done it again! Incredible songwriting and production as expected. My copy was totally flat and completely free of any surface noise. Do NOT skip this one!
                • Ultranec123's avatar
                  Ultranec123
                  Mine has abrasive pops and clicks on the first couple seconds of each side but besides that it’s fine. Anyone else with the same problem?
                  • CharlieTokyo's avatar
                    CharlieTokyo
                    Incredible pressing. Flat. Quiet. Listen to the bass and Chapman stick on “Actual Brutal Facts” and “Staircase”.
                    • PlanetSwerve's avatar
                      PlanetSwerve
                      Just finished spinning my signed orange copy and the quality control is high, as we've come to expect from Steven Wilson. Stunning audio. Stunning packaging. Plenty of low end in the right places and more than I was expecting from my streaming listens via Amazon.
                      My copy is perfect all round. Very enjoyable listening experience. Some of the beats are trip hop esque. Lots of variation and lots to enjoy.

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