check out the first two Cooper Temple Clause albums. That was Toms bands and I can hear a fair bit of that in this.
Ok, thanks! Will give them a spin.
So, I've listened to "Kick Up The Fire, And Let The Flames Break Loose" for quite a while now and I'm really enjoying it. I don't see any link between their music and PRR's, though (not even bits ) — I rather think they sound like (good) Muse in some of their songs. I couldn't really stand the voice in some songs at first, but this has changed completely. I think the voice is very rich in variety (as is the music) and really a key element in their songs.
I've known about this band for many years given I recall a lot of the Porcupine Tree fans talk about them. But honestly, the stuff I've heard is rather boring, ambient, spacey music. Now maybe it just those songs I heard, I dunno. I am scratching my head a bit as to why the band chose to work with Tom, at least to the point where he co-wrote the whole new album. But it's what the band wanted obviously.
Post by the dark fourth on Dec 6, 2010 21:05:54 GMT
yes i think there's more tctc in prr than prr in tctc.
They worked with Tom on the last one because he's a great producer who's making a name for himself with Losers, and obviously they know him from Reading and stuff. Apparently it helped speed along the recording process quite a lot.
Also on the co-writing thing, my understanding is that Jon essentially wrote all the songs, in that he came up with all the ideas and lyrics and hooks etc (except fight fire, which is apparently all tom), but the credits go to both because tom had a significant impact on the recording process, where a lot of stuff gets changed around. This is my impression from a few brief conversations with Jon.