The Harmony Codex


Published 2023-09-18 06:00

"The Harmony Codex", the 7th album by Steven Wilson, is a genre-spanning collection that represents the apotheosis of a life spent fully absorbed in music.

While "The Harmony Codex" nods to records from Steven Wilson’s recent past, at times echoing the paranoid rumble of 2008’s "Insurgentes", the crystalline electronics of 2021’s "The Future Bites" and the expansive storytelling of 2013’s "The Raven That Refused To Sing", here he has managed to create something entirely unique, a record that exists outside of the notion of genre. And although "The Harmony Codex" is a record made with spatial audio in mind, it’s not one that needs an elaborate sound system to lift you out of body, 2 speakers and an open mind will do just fine.

Available as a limited edition 3 disc deluxe hardback book set, CD, LP, Cassette, BluRay, and limited orange vinyl.

In addition to a CD of "The Harmony Codex", the book set also includes "Harmonic Distortion", a 77 minute reimagining of the album featuring alternate versions and remixes by Manic Street Preachers, Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears), Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Interpol, Meat Beat Manifesto, Faultline, and Radiophonic Workshop.

The 3rd disc is a deluxe only version of the BluRay featuring high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes of "The Harmony Codex", 2 videos, and exclusive instrumental mixes of the full 65 minute album in high res 96/24 stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos.

The 100 page Carl Glover designed hardback book features Hajo Mueller’s stunning artwork, meticulously created over an 18 month period in close collaboration with Steven during the making of the album.

All versions to be released on September 29th, 2023.