Porcupine Tree new album Porcupine Tree are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their tenth studio album "The Incident". The record is set to be released via Roadrunner Records worldwide on 21st September, as a double CD.
The centre-piece is the title track, which takes up the whole of the first disc. The 55-minute work is described as “a slightly surreal song cycle about beginnings and endings and the sense that ‘after this, things will never be the same again’.”
The self-produced album is completed by four standalone compositions that developed out of band writing sessions last December - Flicker, Bonnie The Cat, Black Dahlia, and Remember Me Lover feature on a separate EP length disc to stress their independence from the song cycle.
Video footage of the band in the studio working on The Incident, as well as audio previews, will be available online soon. The band will tour extensively to promote the album from mid September onwards.
Post by blondeambassador on Jun 12, 2009 22:47:54 GMT
A single 55-minute work? Sigh...just as I started to come round to Porcupine Tree... Don't get me wrong, I know people will lay into me for judging something purely on its length, it's not that really, I'm sure I'll still check it out. But the chances of me regularly listening to something that long are slim unless it's literally mindblowing and minus lots of the noodling about found on earlier PT stuff, which was what put me off in the first place!
Post by blondeambassador on Jun 13, 2009 11:09:46 GMT
This is true however, in my everyday life the amount of times I get to listen to music in whole album form is rare, which is probably why I think it wouldn't get listened to much. Yes, I'm a heathen etc etc.
So what do people make of this one then? I've heard it a good few times now, and whilst there's some wonderful moments in it, as a whole, it seems to lack the impact of Fear Of A Blank Planet. The pace is significantly slower, and a feeling of isolation pervades the music.
I think this is going to have quite a divisive reaction amongst fans. Generally I'd have to say it's a little underwhelming. Aside from a few moments, nothing has really grabbed me in the same way that key tracks off pretty much all of their previous albums have.
Disc 2's material comes straight off the back of Steve's solo album too, so don't go expecting anything show stopping their.
Second disk is quite forgettable. The main album did little for me on my inital listens but I'm quite likeing it now. Better than FOABP which suffers good awful lyrics and a general feeling of being forced or something.
While I'm still waiting for my copy of the SE, I've been listening to this album about 20 times since last Friday. This piece of music is so amazing, I just can't stop. And it absolutely grows with each run.
On the first one or two runs, I found the chorus of "Drawing The Line" a bit strange, but it's become one of my favourite parts now. The best parts for me are "Octane Twisted", "I Drive The Hearse", "Time Flies", "Kneel And Disconnect", "Drawing The Line", "The Blind House", "The Séance", "Circle Of Manias", ... mmmhh ... there's actually not much left now... ;D
As for the second disc, only the first two songs did stick to my mind. But I've not listened to it extensively (yet). I disagree that the disc sounds like Steven's solo work. Insurgentes, as a whole, is still better than each single PT album.
Post by blondeambassador on Oct 1, 2009 22:56:11 GMT
While, predictably, I'm finding this album quite underwhelming and a bit...meh, 'Your Unpleasant Family' might JUST be a new low in Porcupine Tree lyrics. Possibly worse than 'Blackest Eyes.' Sweet jesus, when will the man learn he can't write lyrics to save his life...