Arjen Lucassen Explains Why Steven Wilson Declined Collaboration

Arjen Lucassen

(Prog) Arjen Lucassen says that Steven Wilson declined the opportunity to work with him because he considered his music "too old-fashioned prog." The Dutch multi-instrumentalist, who recently released his DVD The Theater Equation in which he took his 2004 album The Human Equation to the stage, says that he believes his own music is actually more modern than the Porcupine Tree mastermind's work.

When asked if the duo will ever join forces, Lucassen tells Metal Wani: "Unfortunately, it's not going to happen. When Steven started out with Porcupine Tree, I loved it. It was completely unknown.

"But I contacted him at the time - I sent him my albums and he sent me his albums, and we were emailing a lot. Then I asked for my album Into The Electric Castle, and I sent him the stuff and he said, 'Man, this sounds amazing. It sounds great, one of the best things in this style I've ever heard - but it's not my thing.'"

He continues: "At that time, he called it 'too old-fashioned prog.' It's just that my music is not his thing. If it's not his style, that's his choice, of course. I find it a bit strange, because he uses Mellotrons, Hammonds synthesisers and old stuff, and his stuff may be more old-fashioned than my stuff. But I'm not gonna beg - if that's his opinion, then he gets one chance and that's it." Read more and watch the full interview clip here.

Prog Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Prog Magazine - Excerpted here with permission.

Arjen Lucassen Music, DVDs, Books and more

Arjen Lucassen T-shirts and Posters

More Arjen Lucassen News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

Related Stories
Arjen Lucassen Explains Why Steven Wilson Declined Collaboration

Ayreon Catalog Goes Digital Via Mascot

Stewart Bell Recruits Arjen Lucassen For New Album

Soul Enema's New Album Features Appearance From Arjen Lucassen

Arjen Lucassen Announces Limited Edition Guilt Machine Release

The Gentle Storm Release 'Shores of India' Video

The Gentle Storm Tease 'Shores of India' Video

The Gentle Storm Inspiration Revealed By Lucassen

The Gentle Storm Release 'Heart Of Amsterdam' Video

Arjen Nervous About The Gentle Storm's Upcoming Tour

More Stories for Arjen Lucassen

Arjen Lucassen Music