Any one else listen to them?
Ah, even old fogey uncool me have heard a little (and seen a couple of clips), and quite impressed.
They are kind of unheard of here in Wisconsin. vEry hard to find CD’s.
Ah, Wisconsin, my grandparents spent a year there, bitingly cold winters. I came quite close to getting one album on amazon, but got too greedy. What i heard there was some similarity with Pink Floyd, but younger and fresher
My music manager coworker recommended them to me, but I haven’t yet gotten around to them. Second rec duly noted.
PTrees first few CDs are very Pink Floyd. As i understand it they had been asking themselfs who Floyd would sond like if they had keeped going. So they made an Lp in that vain then another….. But they have moved on from it now.
Never been that big of a fan.
I’m a big fan!
More so than Radiohead- they ARE the new Pink Floyd. Heavier, of course.
If you’re going to start with an album, pick up In Absentia. Or Deadwing if you prefer the more epic, lengthy songs.
They are not the new Pink Floyd, they are just Porcupine Tree. I’m a big, big fan. Deadwing, Lightbulb sun, Stupid Dream, The sky moves sideways, Fear of a blank planet, all of them are great.
Well you can choose where you want the comparison to start or end, but I believe the word ‘new’ to imply they are not exactly the same- but a current band that inhabits a similar style Pink Floyd did back in the 60s-80s.
Not as good obviously, but most music isn’t.
How is Stupid Dream?
I love the Lightbulb Sun CD. TO me the Floyd fell was gone with the In Absentia CD. So far i have gotten Signify,
Insignificance, Lightbulb Sun, Stars Die, Deadwing and In Absentia.Love it all.
Gavin Harrison played in the King Crimson tour last year. Anyone catch that? I don’t know PT music that well, but Harrison is a monster. And didn’t he perform a fifty minute solo as part of a drummer’s fest in Britain last year? The only other drummer I’d want to see attempt that is Tomas Haake.
It sucks that this topic is pretty dead. Oh well. They’re one of my favorite bands.
I’m so impressed with your resurrection of a two-year-old thread I’m going to seek this band out.
@House, you should. They are amazing. Start off with In Absentia if you are a fan of lighter rock, or Deadwing if you are a fan of heavier progressive rock/metal. After you are done with them, move on to Opeth :)
I’m happy to spark your interest. haha.
I second that you should start with In Absentia or Deadwing.
They are utter crap. Commercial and sterile is the worst possible combination.
I love them and have been a huge fan for many years. Steven Wilson is coming out with a solo album in September and his Blackfield group just recently released a new album for all who are interested.
i remember listening to Steven Wilson’s first solo album was such a surprise. there was the song Veneno para las hadas. when i looked up its lyrics a film came up which has the same title. i love that film and the album too.
I wouldn’t say they’re crap or anything, but my interest in them and Steven Wilson has waned significantly in the past couple years. They have an extensive and (overly?) ambitious discography that is generally at its best when SW isn’t trying to make a statement about ipods and vapid teenagers. Also, the albums with concepts are hardly ever interesting, which I’d argue is the case with most prog rock/metal bands. Concerning his solo project, I found it to be a huge disappointment even when I was into Porcupine Tree.
Regardless of what anyone here says, if anyone’s reading this and hasn’t listened to Porcupine Tree yet, check them out for yourselves.
Absolutely love Porcupine Tree. They’re a band that gets better as they age because The Incident is the best and most original thing they’ve done so far. I liked Steven Wilson’s solo album as well as all his other projects too.
Agreed. Steven Wilson’s new solo album is out soon as well.
Steven Wilson is God : Stupid Dream, In Absentia, Deadwing, Fear of a blank planet, Blackfield#1 are amazing records.
I’ve listened to some of his other projects, but they haven’t quite kept my attention like Porcupine Tree and Blackfield, although I do like some of his solo stuff.
And I’m still really liking the newest Blackfield album.
I’m still looking forward to his newest project with Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth.