08-VIII - The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train.mp3
09-IX - Time Flies.mp3
10-X - Degree Zero of Liberty.mp3
11-XI - Octane Twisted.mp3
13-XIII - Circle of Manias.mp3
14-XIV - I Drive the Hearse.mp3
02-Bonnie the Cat.mp3
04-Remember Me Lover.mp3
Porcupine Tree are a Grammy award-nominated progressive rock band formed by Steven Wilson in 1987 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. Apart from psychedelic rock, their music has been very influenced by trance, krautrock and ambient due to Steven Wilson and Richard Barbieri's liking for the Kosmische Musik scene of the early '70s, led by bands such as Tangerine Dream, Neu! and Can. They have recently begun to lean towards metal music also.
Live performances include 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, whose involvement created an ultimate distinctive image for the band.
Despite being signed to both Roadrunner and Atlantic labels,the band have their own record label, Transmission, which they use to launch some independent releases and special editions of their albums. Porcupine Tree have an official online store on Burning Shed (also home for OSI, Chroma Key and Roger Eno among others), the official online distributor to legendary label Peaceville Records, and the more recent Progressive Rock imprint, Kscope (both Snapper Music divisions).
With their 2007 album Fear of a Blank Planet, the band obtained a Grammy Award nomination for Best Surround Sound Album.
The band started recording their tenth studio album titled The Incident in February 2009. This was confirmed by the band, posting this message on their official website "Writing for the next PT studio record is well underway, with the band recently spending 2 weeks scheduled in the English countryside working on new tracks. Recording of these pieces and a new 35 minute SW song cycle were due to start in February..." A tour has been announced on the band's website and MySpace, along with dates, following release of the new album.
Around March and April, Wilson commented the 35 minute song kept evolving and now it has become a 55 minute song, occupying the entire disc. On 12th June 2009, the details of 'The Incident' were revealed on the Porcupine Tree website: "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."
Porcupine Tree @ Myspace
Steven Wilson – vocals, guitars, piano, synthesizers (1987-)
Richard Barbieri – keyboards, synthesizers (1993-)
Colin Edwin – bass guitar (1993-)
Gavin Harrison − drums (2002-)
Genre = Experimental Progressive Rock
Format = Mp3
Bit Rate = 320 kbps
01 Occam's Razor 1:55
02 The Blind House 5:47
03 Great Expectations 1:26
04 Kneel and Disconnect 2:03
05 Drawing the Line 4:43
06 The Incident 5:20
07 Your Unpleasant Family 1:48
08 The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train 2:00
09 Time Flies 11:40
10 Degree Zero of Liberty 1:45
11 Octane Twisted 5:03
12 The Sance 2:39
13 Circe of Manias 2:18
14 I Drive the Hearse 6:41
01 Flicker 20:38
02 Bonnie the Cat 5:46
03 Black Dahlia 3:41
04 Remember Me Lover 7:29