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Old 10-24-2005, 02:21 AM   #31
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OK AcrobatMan, I'm in the mood to buy some cds. I've heard one Porcupine Tree song that I know of, but I forget the title (it's the one you use lyrics from as your location though ). I like that song very much, and some people I know are also big fans.

Anyway, here's your chance to help win me over. What cd's of theirs should I buy? I'll go for two to three cds as that will give me the best feel for them.




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You listened to "Stranger By The Minute"

Do you like hard-rock music or soft-pop/rock. From what I have heard of The Church, you might like the latter more.

The albums you can consider is

In absentia - Basically has hard rock touch to it for half of it songs
(blackest eyes, wedding nails, creator has a masterpiece, 0.3, strip the soul). The other half is just STEVE WILSON vocal and piano kind of songs with no bass or drums or little use of it. ( gravity eyelid, collapse, heartattack). So the latter would be little weird if arent a steve wilson fan

Lightbulb sun - I think you should start with this or stupid dream. Good melody, good rhythmn, not a lot of experimentation or long song (except russia or hate song).

Stupid dream - Similar to lightbulb sun..i like baby dream,stop swimming, even less, stranger...all songs has a pop feel to it..

Sunday of life - barring 2 or 3 songs ( 9 cats, footprints), the album will be too weird for beginners.

Recording - i suggest later

Overall, my suggestion would be Lightbulb Sun to start with.
followed by stupid dreams or In absentia.

Go for it..

Yet to hear their latest album
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let me warn you its difficult to find PORCUPINE CDs
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AcrobatMan, you really, really need to order in Deadwing. I ordered it in and although I initially didn't think it had topped In Absentia, after a few listens I felt it was equal and I now consider it superior. The first five tracks in particular are stellar - Lazarus would be one of my top three PT tracks (with Piano Lessons and The Sound Of Muzak).

As far as album recommendations go for indra, I'd consider Stupid Dream and either In Absentia or Deadwing. Stupid Dream I feel is a great illustration of the softer side of PT, and I simply like it more than Lightbulb Sun. Either of one the two recent are marvellous and showcase Wilson's heavier leanings.

AcrobatMan, have you heard Orchidia? Damn, that's one brilliant metal instrumental with an even nicer riff than Wedding Nails.
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Will get hold of deadwing soon

Orchidia ??

do you some samples..
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I'm gonna get my hands on Deadwing in a day or so

I can warmly recommend Lightbulb Sun, Indra. That's the album that got me into Porcupine Tree.
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I only have one song by Porcupine Tree, which is Wedding Nails.

I can sit and listen to that song and feel completely cleansed by the end.. it's awesome. One of their albums is definitely going on my christmas list.
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if u like wedding nails...you would like

IN ABSENTIA most
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Will get hold of deadwing soon

Orchidia ??

do you some samples..
Orchidia's an instrumental from the Futile EP that came out around the release of In Absentia, I believe to US metal radio stations.

If I weren't on dialup right now, I'd upload it for you. My DSL modem was blown out by a storm last night. I'll have a new one in the next couple of days, though. Once I have a good connection, I'll upload Orchidia for you.
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If not for Axver I wouldn't have even heard of Porcupine Tree...but I've got both In Absentia and Lightbulb Sun. Both very good, although right now I find In Absentia to be far superior. Trains is just , one of the best songs ever
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Quote:
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You listened to "Stranger By The Minute"

Do you like hard-rock music or soft-pop/rock. From what I have heard of The Church, you might like the latter more.

I tend to like music with a mix of the following influences: shoegaze, slowcore, space rock, neo-psychedelia, some prog. I like ethereal, hypnotic, trippy music. Mostly guitar based, but generally more atmospheric, as opposed to cock-rock, and I do like bits of electronica, piano and strings also.

Essentially, I like my rockers stoned.


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The albums you can consider is

In absentia - Basically has hard rock touch to it for half of it songs
(blackest eyes, wedding nails, creator has a masterpiece, 0.3, strip the soul). The other half is just STEVE WILSON vocal and piano kind of songs with no bass or drums or little use of it. ( gravity eyelid, collapse, heartattack). So the latter would be little weird if arent a steve wilson fan

Lightbulb sun - I think you should start with this or stupid dream. Good melody, good rhythmn, not a lot of experimentation or long song (except russia or hate song).

Stupid dream - Similar to lightbulb sun..i like baby dream,stop swimming, even less, stranger...all songs has a pop feel to it..

Sunday of life - barring 2 or 3 songs ( 9 cats, footprints), the album will be too weird for beginners.

Recording - i suggest later

Overall, my suggestion would be Lightbulb Sun to start with.
followed by stupid dreams or In absentia.

Go for it..

Yet to hear their latest album
Well, I just ordered Lightbulb Sun and Stupid Dreams (I'm actually quite adept at finding obscure cds ). I'll let you know what I think in a few weeks.
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I have to say the song .3 gives me chills. Beautiful lush strings and that awesome bass line. GREAT stuff.
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0.3 is AWESOME...

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Just about anything else involving Steve Wilson
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Question for all Porcupine Tree fans:

Inside the cover of "In Absentia" you see a picture of some railroad tracks and a bridge in the distance. Now, this seemed quite recognizable to me, and I was quite shocked when I looked at the sign on the left, which, as far as I can see, says "Århus". Do you see the same letters as me?

Why on earth would Porcupine Tree put a photo of a railroad station in the second largest city of Denmark inside their cover?

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