Harmony Korine (song)

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"Harmony Korine"
Steven Wilson - Harmony Korine.jpg
Single by Steven Wilson
from the album Insurgentes
A-side "Harmony Korine"
B-side "The 78"
Released 23 February 2009
Format 7-inch single
Recorded December 2007 – August 2008
Genre Alternative rock, Post punk, New wave, Grunge, Drone music, Shoegaze, Industrial, Art rock, Progressive Rock
Length 9:02
Label Kscope
Songwriter(s) Steven Wilson
Producer(s) Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson singles chronology
"Harmony Korine"
"Harmony Korine"

"Harmony Korine" (named after independent American film director of the same name), is the first track of Insurgentes, the first full-length solo studio album by British musician, songwriter and music producer Steven Wilson. The song was NPR's "Song of the day" on 4 March 2009.[1] A single of the same name was released by Kscope record label on black, white and red 7-inch vinyl format, limited to 1,000 copies each one.[2] Its B-Side, a song titled "The 78", was previously available as a hidden track in the second disc of the deluxe edition of Insurgentes.


The "Harmony Korine" single was available as a limited edition of 1,000 copies in black, white, and blood red vinyl which could be ordered through the Burning Shed online store, starting from 23 February 2009. It was preceded by the digital launching of a promotional video created and directed by Danish photographer and filmmaker Lasse Hoile[3] featured in the website of Blender magazine.[4]

Music video[edit]

Scene from the official music video. Similar to the final shot of Un chien andalou

Before the release of the retail version of Insurgentes, the official video for "Harmony Korine" was uploaded on YouTube by director Lasse Hoile but was later removed as a violation by main label Snapper Music. It was then later uploaded again onto YouTube.

The video utilizes surrealism techniques influenced by many classic film pieces including Luis Buñuel short subject film Un chien andalou, Judex by Georges Franju and either Hideo Nakata's Ringu or Gore Verbinski's The Ring, among others.

Track listing[edit]


No. Title Length
1. "Harmony Korine (Remixed edit)" 4:14


No. Title Length
1. "The 78" 4:47



  1. ^ "Steven Wilson: Emotion Amid Perfection". NPR. March 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Steven Wilson - StevenWilsonHQ.com". stevenwilsonhq.com. Retrieved April 4, 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Steven Wilson Insurgentes Harmony Korine Video". February 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Watch: Steven Wilson's Harmony Korine". Blender magazine. February 20, 2008. 

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