are on indefinite hiatus, according to band leader Steven Wilson
, and it could be another 10 years before they record together again.
He wants to focus on his solo project which recently released the album "The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories),"
which means Porcupine Tree and his other band Blackfield
have to take a back seat.
While Blackfield can continue with singer Aviv Geffen
taking charge of songwriting, Wilson says Porcupine Tree is different.
"It can't really happen without me instigating it, being the main writer and director,"
he tells Something Else reviews
. "I don't have time in my life to do that and do what I'm doing now. I guess I have made the decision, right now, to concentrate on the solo career."
"That's not to say the band has broken up or anything like that. It's always conceivable that we could get back together in a year or five years, or 10 years. I really can't say - there are no plans at the moment."
It could also be because Wilson wants to move into scoring movies, as revealed in an exclusive UG interview
"My biggest unfulfilled ambition is to do a movie soundtrack. I have an agent now in LA, finally,"
he told us in February. "That's pretty much top of my list of unfulfilled goals right now."
Will you miss hearing new material from Porcupine Tree, or does Steven's new solo project fill the hole in your heart? Let us know what you think in the comments.