No-Man will release their first official live album on 2nd July 2012. The two disc set CD/DVD will released through the Burning Shed and EMI labels.
Burning Shed and EMI Label Services are pleased to announce the release of No-Man’s love and endings, a document of No-Man’s powerful performance in front of a sell-out crowd at the Leamington Spa Assembly on October 14th, 2011.
Retaining the intimacy and sophistication of the band’s studio work while possessing an edgy Rock attack absent from much of its recorded output, the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) were joined by classical violinist Steve Bingham and regular collaborators Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker, Stephen Bennett and Pete Morgan.
The material on love and endings is drawn from all eras of no-man’s 20 year plus career and includes the previously unreleased song, Beaten By Love (which dates from the earliest days of the band). Shot by Australian film-maker Dion Johnson, the concert is available as a 2 disc set cd/dvd (NTSC Region free).
Formed in 1987, No-Man is a British band comprising Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield and solo).
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). Subsequently signed to labels including Kscope, One Little Indian and Sony, and formerly managed by Talk Talk manager Keith Aspden, the band has so far produced six studio albums, a documentary dvd and a number of singles.
Originally creating an atmospheric sample-based music, no-man’s sound has evolved to embrace art rock and classical minimalist influences as its approach 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.
Quietly developing a sizeable global fanbase over its 25 year existence, no-man’s most recent studio album, 2008′s Schoolyard Ghosts (Kscope), was its best-selling to date and received some of the most favourable reviews of the band’s career (being described by Classic Rock magazine as “truly sublime”).