Eleven years on from its last release, no-man (the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson) returns with a gloriously ambitious statement unlike anything in its back catalogue.
Comprising two connected five-part pieces, the album combines shimmering Pop and pulsating Electronica elements in fresh and surprising ways (incorporating aspects of Fusion, Ambient and much more).
Lyrically chronicling the aftermath of a relationship from different perspectives, Love You To Bits features poignant melodies, big beats and breathtaking solos that collide with ethereal textures and bold experiments to create the most dynamic and diverse no-man release to date.
Adam Holzman, David Kollar, Ash Soan, Pete Morgan and the Dave Desmond Brass Quintet guest.
Produced by no-man, the album was mixed by Bruno Ellingham and mastered by Matt Colton.
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Formed in 1987, no-man is a British band comprising Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson.
The name no-man was adopted in 1990 and first used on the self-released single, Colours (a Melody Maker, Sounds and Channel Four Planet Sound Single Of The Week).
Signed to labels including Kscope, One Little Indian and Sony, the band has so far produced six studio albums, a documentary dvd and a number of singles and compilations.
Originally creating ambient, dream pop and sample-based music,
no-man has subsequently embraced post rock, art rock and classical minimalist influences as its sound has become more organic and band-oriented.
Guest contributors to the band's music have included King Crimson's Robert Fripp and Pat Mastelotto, Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison, Jazz luminaries Theo Travis and Ian Carr, Electronic artists Scanner and Faultline, Bruce Kaphan (American Music Club) and Dave Stewart (Egg/Hatfield & The North). Ex Japan/Rain Tree Crow alumni Jansen, Barbieri & Karn toured and recorded with the band in the early 1990s.
no-man's most recent studio album, 2008's Schoolyard Ghosts, has been its best-selling to date and has received some of the most favourable reviews of the band's career (being described by Classic Rock magazine as "truly sublime").
love and endings (2012) is the band's first officially released live album.