Bass Communion I

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Studio album by Bass Communion
Released April 1998
Recorded No-Man's Land 1993; 1995–1998
Genre Ambient music, Drone
Length 63:43
Label 3rd Stone
Producer Steven Wilson
Bass Communion chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

I (or Bass Communion I) is the name of the first studio album released by British musician, songwriter, and producer Steven Wilson under the pseudonym Bass Communion in 1998. It was reissued in December 2001 through Hidden Art record label.

The basis of both "Drugged" pieces was reused for the title track of No-Man's album Together We're Stranger as well as "Drugged 3" from Bass Communion II. Wilson is the primary music composer in both acts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Shopping" 1:24
2. "Drugged" 13:35
3. "Sleep Etc." 13:29
4. "Orphan Coal" 10:16
5. "Drugged 2" 24:54


Bass Communion[edit]

  • Steven Wilson – Instruments, all songwriting

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Theo Travis – Soprano Saxophones on "Drugged"
  • Robert Fripp - Soundscapes on "Drugged 2" (sampled from a tape of soundscapes improvised by Fripp at No-Man's Land in 1993)
  • Carl Glover – Graphic design and photography

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
 United Kingdom April 1998 3rd Stone CD STONE 036CD
 United Kingdom December 2001 Hidden Art CD reissue HI-ART 9

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. Bass Communion at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 May 2012.