Rédigé par Jean-Christophe le 02/12/2016
Tim Bowness annonce un nouvel album pour le 17 février. Lost In The Ghost Light a été mixé et produit par Steven Wilson.
Nous y retrouverons Stephen Bennett (Henry Fool), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief), Hux Nettermalm (Paatos) et Andrew Booker (Sanguine Hum), ainsi que des invités comme Kit Watkins (Happy The Man/Camel), Steve Bingham (No-Man) et Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull). Andrew Keeling (Robert Fripp/Hilliard Ensemble/Evelyn Glennie) s'est chargé des arrangements du quatuor à corde pour trois morceaux de cet album.
Tim en parle ainsi : “It all started with me seeing a sixty something jogger in an expensive tracksuit rifling through the vegetable racks at my local Co-Op. His intense glare combined with his thinning long grey hair and Mick Fleetwood beard left me wondering which veteran Rock band he’d once played with. This got me thinking about the moment when music first came into this person’s life and whether it still informed his music making in the present. Other questions followed about the tensions between commerce and art, career and idealism: Could the creative ‘spark’ be lost then re-discovered?; What were the costs of dedicating a life to music and how much did ‘real’ life get in the way of the ‘magic’?; What was the effect of the changing nature of the industry on music itself as physical objects d’art became unpaid streams?; Were, as Brian Eno suggested, professional musicians like blacksmiths, echoes from another age and, if so, what was the impact of that realisation on a performer playing to an ageing crowd? Clearly, I thought too much!”.