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Old 12-22-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Porcupine Tree

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but anyway...
I heard them for the first time a few days ago and was really impressed, I've downloaded a few tracks and will be getting In Absentia soon. The fact that they've been labeled prog might turn some people off, but the songwriting is great and Steve Wilson's vocals are just awesome. Great musicianship too, and while they do have some stereotypical 12 minute prog epics I much prefer the shorter songs that I've heard. Blackest Eyes, Trains, and Sound of Muzak are awesome.

Anyone else like them?
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:19 PM   #2
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I've also recently found out about them, and I really like them
lol the fact that they've been labelled prog may in fact turn some people off but it can also make some people give them a chance, and to speak the truth they are mostly prog except for some tracks in wich tehy vary the musica they play...
Anyway I recommende them
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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go to waaf.com and go to the In-Studio Tunes on the left- find them- there's Sound Of Muzak and Lazarus acoustic- they're wonderful
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:23 PM   #4
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I've also recently found out about them, and I really like them
lol the fact that they've been labelled prog may in fact turn some people off but it can also make some people give them a chance, and to speak the truth they are mostly prog except for some tracks in wich tehy vary the musica they play...
Anyway I recommende them


Well, from what I've heard they're more Pink Floyd prog than "Let's throw as many weird time signatures as we can into this song" prog. Which is the stereotype a lot of people have when they think about prog, and luckily there are no 3 minute synth solos in the songs I've heard.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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yea porcupine tree is amazing. in absentia and deadwing are both great albums.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:30 PM   #6
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Belongs in prog/shred though, doesnt it? I think it'd get more replies there.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:32 PM   #7
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I guess... but Pink Floyd gets put in Classic Rock, and Porcupine Tree doesn't have that much in common with Yes or Kansas.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:46 PM   #8
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They're an amazing band. I've got four or five albums from them and I could quite happily listen to them end on end (but I don't).
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:47 PM   #9
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^No...Porcupine Tree is Progressive.

Pink Floyd isn't progressive, at least I haven't heard any prog in them. They're 100% classic (if psychodelic) rock.

Porcupine Tree is all progressive goodness.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:00 PM   #10
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Porcupine Tree is teh pwnzzz!

seriously I love this band to death, and lyrically their's is some of the finest stuff I've seen... ever...
a lotta people complained about their shift to a heavier sound in their more recent albums like "In Absentia" and "Deadwing", but I think that they still incorporated their best musical elements from their older albums into a different framework. Great ****ing band, god bless Steve Wilson.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:06 PM   #11
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I've heard about this band I'm really into prog metal at the moment, wanting to get into more earlier prog as well....I suppose "In Abstentia" and "Deadwing" are good places to start? I hear those albums mentioned the most.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:11 PM   #12
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^ well I'd actually recommend you start off with some of their earlier albums like "Up the Downstair", "Stupid Dream" and "The Sky Moves Sideways"
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^Interesting, I'll try to check those out. Thanks.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:28 PM   #14
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hmm, im listening to soundclips from their site for deadwing. i must say its pretty good. cant wait for my parents to get back from some company christmas party for my dads work so i can show them to him.
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Incredible band. Everything they've done is complete class. I'd go for On the Sunday of Life or Stupid Dream (out of print, check eBay!) first, but that's me. Also, look for the cassette stuff! It's awesome.
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Love PT, I saw them two weeks ago (third time this year..) and they were awesome, they're real good when performing live.

And check out some songs from their whole back catalogue, beautiful music.

I want the dvd to come out, I'm sure it will be worth buying, does anyone have some information about the setlist?
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I've heard about this band I'm really into prog metal at the moment, wanting to get into more earlier prog as well....I suppose "In Abstentia" and "Deadwing" are good places to start? I hear those albums mentioned the most.


Personally I wouldn't recommend 'Deadwing'. It's a decent album, but in comparison to 'Stupid dream', 'in absentia' and 'lightbulb sun' it's really quite poor.
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^Thanks, I managed to get a few tracks off In Abstentia and I quite liked them, inspired me to try to get more stuff from them. I really like their sound, quite cool. Different then stuff I'm normally into but I could really get into this stuff.
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:22 PM   #19
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I love PT, I don't know why they haven't gained more commercial success. They're amazingly talented and their music is very accessible.
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:57 PM   #20
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get the album The Sky Moves Sideways its amazing
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