wild opera

september 1996 // third studio album

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about wild opera

Wild Opera is the third studio album by no-man.

Released on 31 May 1996, the album was a far darker, more beat-driven and wilfully exploratory album than the preceding Flowermouth. No-Man’s taste for melancholy balladry and cinematic Art Rock was still in evidence, but this time it was joined by Industrial, Trip-Hop and odder Pop excursions than the band had attempted before.

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Tim Bowness – vocals, tapes, words
Steven Wilson – instruments, tapes, backing vocals (2,5)
Richard Barbieri – sample material
Natalie Box – violins (1,2)
Mel Collins – sample material, saxophone (1)
Robert Fripp – sample material