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Old 12-14-2006, 09:46 AM   #121
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I'll second that.



I'm kind of going through each album that I come across. I'm on In Absentia now, and while I've only listened to it once, it might be better than Deadwing. There are several songs on here that are amazing, including Trains, The Sound Of Muzak, and of course, the one mentioned above.

The local music shop has quite a few of the Digipak re-releases of the older albums, quite surprisingly. I think I'll spring for one or two this weekend...
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:05 PM   #122
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Awesome news!

From: http://www.porcupinetree.com/news.cfm

Roadrunner Records and Atlantic USA have officially announced the release of the new Porcupine Tree album "Fear of a Blank Planet" in mid April. The album features six (mostly lengthy) tracks, and is the band’s most ambitious and cohesive work to date. Much of it was debuted last year on tour to a rapturous response from fans.

The lyrical content of the song-cycle on the album is a 21st century cocktail of MTV, sex, prescription drugs, video games, the internet, terminal boredom, and subsequent escape.

More news and previews of the album to follow on this site.


I read a report elsewhere giving the precise release date as 16 April.



It's going to be a long three months' wait!
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awesome, but i had hoped for a more ordinary album, shorter songs.
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After how good Arriving Somewhere But Not Here is, bring on the lengthy stuff!

And, come on, PT's a prog band, what did you expect?
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I agree with Axver - if these songs are anything like Arriving Somewhere, I say bring it on.

I've been on a total PT kick ever since I discovered this thread. I've bought no less than four albums in the last month - Deadwing, In Absentia, Stupid Dream, and Up The Downstair. Stupid Dream recently was reissued in the US, but you can imagine my surprise when I actually found it in my local music store. Sounds amazing.

I've listened to Lightbulb Sun, Recordings, and The Sky Moves Sideways as well via download. There are some strong songs on Lightbulb Sun, but overall I put it a notch below Stupid Dream. Recordings is interesting if only for the full version of Even Less, which is my favorite off of Stupid Dream.

In fact, Stupid Dream is probably the best of them all. I also think In Absentia is better than Deadwing; however, the best songs on Deadwing (Lazarus, Arriving Somewhere) are better than anything on In Absentia, so there you go.

I'm rambling now and probably make no sense whatsoever...

It's cool to discover a band and only have to wait a few months for a new album to come out.
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lol @ a prog band making a Public Enemy reference in an album title

I like these guys, though. Not a big fan of the prog thing in general, but they've made some good stuff.
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Heh, yeah, I noticed that too, XHendrix. Coming from Steven Wilson, though, it doesn't surprise me. The guy has pretty broad musical tastes. Under his own name, he occasionally issues CDs of covers of songs that he thinks are really well written - except he doesn't label it so that his prog snob fans don't instantly pre-judge it. He's covered artists such as Alanis Morrisette and Abba that way.

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I agree with Axver - if these songs are anything like Arriving Somewhere, I say bring it on.
I believe the longest song is around the 17-18 minute mark. They were playing it live on their most recent tour and without fail, every report I read absolutely raved about it, claiming it as one of the band's best songs. I'm really excited to hear this track.

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I've listened to Lightbulb Sun, Recordings, and The Sky Moves Sideways as well via download. There are some strong songs on Lightbulb Sun, but overall I put it a notch below Stupid Dream. Recordings is interesting if only for the full version of Even Less, which is my favorite off of Stupid Dream.

In fact, Stupid Dream is probably the best of them all.
Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel about both Lightbulb Sun and Stupid Dream. The latter's my absolute favourite PT album, but Lightbulb Sun has some amazing tracks, especially The Rest Will Flow, one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard in my life. And credit to Recordings: Disappear and In Formaldehyde are great little tracks, and Buying New Soul is stunning. I also need to listen to The Sky Moves Sideways more - it's a favourite of mine but I just never get around to playing it much.

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I also think In Absentia is better than Deadwing; however, the best songs on Deadwing (Lazarus, Arriving Somewhere) are better than anything on In Absentia, so there you go.
That's how I felt initially. After I'd been listening to both intensively for a month, Deadwing became my favourite of the two and has remained there. It's my second-favourite PT album.
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Has anyone listened to Steve Wilson's side project, Blackfield? They have a second album coming out soon, and taking a listen to the songs on their myspace website, they sound pretty good.
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Has anyone listened to Steve Wilson's side project, Blackfield? They have a second album coming out soon, and taking a listen to the songs on their myspace website, they sound pretty good.
Blackfield are AWESOME. They're one band I've found that need to be given time to grow on you. I initially didn't think all too much of the first Blackfield album, but it was one of those insidious ones that works its way into the back of your mind, and within a week, I was hooked on it. The second one initially underwhelmed me, but it grew even quicker - after about five listens, I was convinced it's better than the first album. Christenings in particular is an awesome song - it's actually originally a Deadwing sessions song that Steven wrote but the rest of PT rejected.
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i like pt the best when they're least prog.
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i like pt the best when they're least prog.
Then you should really like Blackfield.
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i'd love to hear some, but i dont know where to get it....
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Check out the tunes at Blackfield's myspace page, for starters.
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Just want to say that i LOVE Lazarus and Deadwing!
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