Ninth Studio Album On Double LP!
Remastered by Steven Wilson!
Porcupine Tree are an English rock band started by musician Steven Wilson in
1987. The band initially started as what was essentially a solo project for
Wilson, who created all of the band's music. However, by the mid 1990s, Wilson
desired to work in a band environment, and brought on frequent collaborators
Richard Barbieri on keyboards, Colin Edwin on bass guitar and Chris Maitland on
drums as permanent band members. With Wilson still in charge of guitar and lead
vocals, this would be the lineup until 2001, when the band would recruit Gavin
Harrison to replace Maitland on drums.
The band's sound started off with more of a psychedelic rock sound, comparable
to progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Upon signing on to Kscope record label in
the late 1990s, the band approached a more mainstream alternative rock sound.
The concept of the 2007 Grammy-nominated album was heavily influenced by Bret
Easton Ellis' novel Lunar Park. The lyrics deal with two typical
neurobehavioural developmental disorders affecting teenagers in the 21st
century: bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder, and also with other
common behaviour tendencies of youth like escapism through prescription drugs,
social alienation caused by technology, and a feeling of vacuity—a product of
information overload by the mass media. Steven Wilson described the main
character of the story as "…this kind of terminally bored kid, anywhere between
10 and 15 years old, who spends all his daylight hours in his bedroom with the
curtains closed, playing on his PlayStation, listening to his iPod, texting his
friends on his cell phone, looking at hardcore pornography on the Internet,
downloading music, films, news, violence…".
"A dramatic, wide-screen, expertly executed, genuinely thrilling rock record"
"An aggressively modern merger of Rush's arena art rock, UK prog classicism
and the post-grunge vengeance of Tool" - Rolling Stone
"Porcupine Tree are at the height of their powers" - Sound And Vision
• Double LP
• Remastered by Steven Wilson
• Gatefold jacket
• Grammy nominated album
Steven Wilson, vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards
Richard Barbieri, keyboards, synthesizers
Colin Edwin, bass guitars
Gavin Harrison, drums, percussion
Alex Lifeson, guitar solo on "Anesthetize"
Robert Fripp, soundscapes on "Way Out Of Here"
John Wesley, backing vocals
London Session Orchestra
1. Fear Of A Blank Planet
2. My Ashes
2. Way Out Of Here
1. Sleep Together