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|Any Fans? There has to be someone, they are one of the greatest bands ever!|
Porcupine Tree are a rock band formed by Steven Wilson in 1987 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. Their music is associated with both psychedelic rock and progressive rock, yet having been influenced by trance, krautrock and ambient due to Steven Wilson and Richard Barbieri's penchant for the Kosmische Musik scene of the early 1970s, led by bands such as Tangerine Dream, Neu! and Can. Since the early 2000s, their music has been leaning towards progressive metal and alternative rock.
The band are noted for their multimedia approach, with their live performances including screens displaying a different film projection to each song. This visual element was introduced during the tour for the In Absentia album, when the band started to work with Danish photographer and filmmaker Lasse Hoile. This involvement created a distinctive image for the band.
Despite being signed to both Roadrunner and Atlantic labels, the band has their own record label, Transmission, which they use to launch some independent releases and special editions of their albums. In 2007 the band was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album with their album Fear of a Blank Planet and then again in 2010 with The Incident.
Posted: 2/19/2012 8:16:34 AM
|been my fav band for years now ... been a prog rocker all my life ... cant get enough of them !!!|
Posted: 2/20/2012 3:58:36 PM
|I have their "In Absentia" album, and I've been to one of their concerts. They are really talented, and great if you fancy a Rush-meets-Pink Floyd kind of thing. I really appreciate their drummer, Gavin Harrison. At the concert, it seemed as if many in the audience just came to see him.|
Posted: 2/25/2012 1:21:39 PM
|sadly here wouldn't be many, who's know this name.|
majority of people hear about main stream of the past or present artist, those profiles got costly piar from corporate entertainment industry on TV or radio.
i personaly in the late 90th gave up on any new names from music industry because those mostly primitive, cheap crap with no any meaning behind their so call "artistic" works.
anyway, at same time i did begin the replacement of my outdated CDs collection with more sonically advanced medium such like DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD. that's when i discovered PT and Steven Wilson, thanks to 2005 "Deadwing" album release in DVD-Audio format and never have regret it.
since then i have aquired all his album ever been released on DVDA and BD discs. more over i went to collect all other projects with his involvement.
briliant in both as author/artist/musician and as producer/mixing engineer. no wonder that Robert Fripp of King Crimson and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull have arranged to get him involved in their projects on re-issue of back-catalogs with new stereo and surround mixes.
rumors has it that planned for 2012 back-catalog of Emerson, Lake & Palmer also will be re-mixed by him in both, stereo and 5.1 surround.
his interaction with the folks at forum of Steve Hoffman tv website shows that unlike many pop-stars who's expect only ass-kissing from their fans, he is a nice guy with great personality.
Posted: 2/25/2012 2:48:55 PM
|I like Porcupine Tree. They demonstrate that Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal are diverse genres of music that cannot be pigeon-holed intoa specific mold. Progressive Rock in general is an ever evolving genre with remarkable mainstays (such as its complexity, thinking mans lyrics, conceptualism, fusion of styles) yet is one that progresses with new ideas that continue to push the boundaries....whether its the inclusion of pop melodies within complex framework (ala the progressive metal band Seventh Wonder) or the fusion of alternative rock themes in a non conventional format (ala Porcupine Tree).|
Steve Wilson is a mastermind and his work with Opeth is perhaps the real pinacle of his career, which on Blackwater Park showed the full potential of the band.
Posted: 2/26/2012 3:39:51 AM
|good to hear u guys ..ive always been a prog rock fan ..and at times ive been ridiculed for the stuff ive listened to !!?? which i will never quite understand ... ive always sought out my music ..and never been one to have it shoved in my face ... having said that ive found procupine tree and most of steven wilsons music the most confronting stuff ive heard ... whether it be lyrically or musically ... and earlier artists such as robert fripp early genisis and yes and quite a few others ... so long live prog rock and the ones who have the balls to push the limits .... i will say one thing lastly ...i will give a huge rap to the clasical musicians such as mozart and bach etc ...thats really pushing music to the limits .... and the beatles of course ..as time goes on they fall finto the prog rock category more and more as the music of today becomes so boring and repetative .....just my thoughts !!|
Posted: 5/4/2012 6:06:59 AM
|Porcupine Tree is great. I saw them live several years ago when they toured with Opeth (who played an all-melodic set). It was a damn good show.|
Posted: 5/6/2012 7:27:39 PM
|I love Porcupine Tree. I just picked up the album "Grace for Drowning" under Steven Wilson's own label. I was so happy to find it in the record store :D Last November, I went to the concert in the Grace for Drowning tour. It was this really small stage with maybe 100 people in the audience and even though I was in the back row I was still incredibly close. It was the most amazing concert ever. I've never felt so connected to music before.|
Sadly not many people have replied to this topic. Shame, really.
Posted: 5/6/2012 10:42:59 PM
|Great band. I love the Storm Corrosion project with Wilson and Akerfeldt. I also love the albums that Wilson produced for Opeth. Namely Damnation.|
Posted: 5/8/2012 1:06:31 AM
|Amazing band... have loved them for years. Also, probably the best band I've seen live in a decade or so, and I've seen A LOT of live acts.|
Posted: 5/8/2012 3:37:06 PM
|I've got one EP which I quite like. Moonloop.|
Looked at quite a lot of the rest on Youtube and not a convert.