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[31 Jan 2010|12:16am]

[ mood | calm ]

8 Steven Wilson icons in a multi-fandom post.

MORE here

Credit and comments make me :D, hotlinking, D:

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So, my friend brought his iPod to the show... [17 Sep 2009|06:48pm]

[ mood | sore ]

I'm one of the people laughing in the background XD. Colin was actually filming us! We have NO idea of what they're going to do with it.

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Multi-update [12 Sep 2009|05:05am]

[ mood | excited ]

The new version of Porcupine Tree's website is now online, with a player on the index page including the audio of Time Flies, the video for Harmony Korine, Way Out Of Here live footage from the forthcoming DVD due out in Spring 2010 and more. There's also new promotional photos and The Incident themed wallpapers available as well.

Go to http://porcupinetree.com/ to check that out.

A week or so back, Porcupine Tree's MySpace underwent a revamp as well, including new images and a more extensive tour listing. There is also a banner up top advertising the new album with a link that will take you to the page to order it. If you haven't got your copy, get yours now!

New Porcupine Tree merch available at http://www.burningshed.com/store/porcupinetree/collection/322/ now! New shirt designs for The Incident are featured, as well as a hoodie, an exclusive online only denim jacket and some reprints of older shirts as well. You can find other collectibles such as a coffee mug or even a window decal under the appropriate sections. The items that do not say online exclusive WILL be made available at the merch stands at all Porcupine Tree concerts.

Live to the west of the Atlantic Ocean and sick of International Shipping? Porcupine Tree now have a US/Canada/South America store handle!
No music sales are presently supported at this store. Refer to burningshed.com or Amazon for your music fix!

Get ready USA, the first show is just days away!

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Steven Wilson Icons [08 Sep 2009|05:44am]

[ mood | calm ]

Uhm, Hi. Been lurking for a while, but never posted before. I made some Steven icons, and thought of sharing them, here. :)

Btw I cant wait to get my copy of The Incident, have any of you heard the album yet?

Preview: Steven Wilson (28 icons)

MORE @ my journal. (Follow me down, to the valley below.)

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Time Flies, Insurgentes @ CPH:DOX 2009 [05 Aug 2009|07:37pm]

For those who wish to hear the radio edit of Time Flies, mosey on over this way for your taste of the song. Do bear in mind, it is only a little less than half the real deal!

From swhq
Insurgentes slated to premiere at CPH:DOX 2009:

Lasse Hoile's full length feature version of the part documentary / part surreal road movie based on the recording of SW's first solo album "Insurgentes" has officially been selected at this years CPH:DOX international film festival. This will be the world premiere. The film is also taking part in competition for best documentary feature.

The festival will take place from 6th - 15th November 2009 (in Copenhagen DK). More news soon.

Link to Copenhagen film festival here.
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The Incident: UK Preorder [05 Aug 2009|04:13pm]

The Incident is up for pre-order at Rhino.co.uk now

Price: £59.99


- 2 CDs
- DVD with 5.1 surround sound mix + high resolution stereo
- 116 page hardback book of lyrics and Lasse Hoile photography
- 40 page paperback book of Hajo Mueller's drawings for "The Incident"

The Incident is Porcupine Tree’s tenth studio album and like ‘Fear Of A Blank Planet’ – which was an elaborate conceptual piece fuelled by a 21st century cocktail of MTV, sex, prescription drugs, video games, the internet, terminal boredom and subsequent escape – it takes the listener on a thrilling audio journey. In turns haunting, desolate, hypnotic and euphoric, its centre-piece is the title track – a stunning 55-minute musical statement that breaks down into 14 separate and often diverse (though interlinked) vignettes.

The tale begins slowly with ‘Occam’s Razor’, gaining momentum and intensity with ‘The Blind House,’ ‘Drawing The Line’, and ‘The Incident’ itself, though the group’s masterful manipulation of sounds and textures is never overlooked. The mellowness of ‘The Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train,’ for instance, is accompanied by the gentle crackle of a needle on vinyl – for all his skill as a producer and remixer, Wilson is a staunch supporter of the ‘old’ ways of listening to music. Incorporating both of these styles, ‘Octane Twisted’ somehow batters and seduces simultaneously, while ‘I Drive The Hearse,’ further sweetened by an uplifting guitar climax, is an intoxicating slice of melancholy with which to book-end the record’s 14-piece song cycle.

The seeds of the idea that led to ‘The Incident’ came to Steven Wilson as he became caught up in a motorway traffic jam whilst driving past a road accident. “There was a sign saying ‘POLICE – INCIDENT’ and everyone was slowing down to rubber neck what had happened,” he recalls. “Afterwards, it struck me that ‘incident’ is a very detached word for something so destructive and traumatic for the people involved”. Additionally, Wilson delved back into incidents in his own life that had profound affected him, including a lost childhood friendship, a séance, his first love, and the day that he decided to give up secure employment to follow his dream of making music. The album’s epic song, an 11-minute Pink Floyd-flavoured masterpiece called ‘Time Flies’, for instance, begins with the line: “I was born in 1967.” ‘The Incident’ is completed by four standalone compositions all housed on a separate CD to stress their independence from the record’s main 14-part suite.

Note: The 5.1 mix is NOT DVD-A format. It is DVD-V. The DVD-A will ONLY be available through the band's Transmission label shortly after (retail edition) The Incident hits stores on September 14th.
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Porcupine Tree with Roadrunner Records + More [16 May 2009|12:12am]

[ mood | uncomfortable ]


Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of British progressive rock band PORCUPINE TREE.

One of the most difficult-to-categorize yet innovative acts making music today, PORCUPINE TREE's music ranges from psychedelic trip-hop to progressive rock, and a compendium of other sounds in between.

PORCUPINE TREE has already been a part of the international Roadrunner family; they have been signed to Roadrunner since 2006 and are now transitioning to all territories outside Japan.

Senior VP of A&R for Roadrunner, Monte Conner, says, "PORCUPINE TREE have been making vital and important music for many years now but over the last few years in particular, that music has been reaching many new ears. Roadrunner hopes to not only continue that growth here in the U.S. but accelerate it and expose the world to the massive talent this band has. I am honored to welcome Steven Wilson and PORCUPINE TREE to the Roadrunner fold."

The band is fronted by singer/guitarist Steven Wilson, who, in addition to his critical acclaim with PORCUPINE TREE, is also known for his work producing other artists, such as Swedish progressive metal group (and now labelmates) OPETH and Norwegian chanteuse ANJA GARBAREK.

PORCUPINE TREE has released three albums through Lava/Atlantic: "In Absentia", "Deadwing", and the Grammy-nominated "Fear of a Blank Planet", which was recognized as "Best Surround Sound" album in 2007.

PORCUPINE TREE's new album will contain a 50-minute long continuous song cycle, along with three additional "shorter" songs. A September 22 release is exected. The band will embark on a U.S. tour to coincide with the album's arrival.

Confirmed Tour Dates

Residents Of A Blank Planet through burningshed.com. Joining gets you a live CD and access to presale tickets. Unfortunately, the North American/UK tickets are no longer available through here, but you can still get tickets for other shows listed and any upcoming ones that they are able to secure tickets for.

Porcupine Tree 'reissue' In Absentia, Deadwing and new Nil Recurring t-shirts available through Burning Shed right now. A lot of the sizes are sold out. Get yours soon.

No-Man Wherever There Is Light EP available now.

Steven Wilson NSRGNTS RMXS (Preorder - Shipping June 29th) and Bass Communion/PIG Live in Mexico City (MP3/FLAC Download) available now

Steven Wilson - Insurgentes Merchandise including t-shirts, lithograph sets, signed lithographs and more available now. Signed lithos limited to 500 copies.

Insurgentes Bonus CD
Headphone Dust have a small number of copies of the bonus CD from the original Insurgentes special edition available to people who did not manage to get one of the book editions (if you did already get one please don't email us!) These were manufactured as a factory overrun when the special editions were assembled, and are literally just the disc in a plastic wallet without any artwork. The CD includes 5 additional tracks from the Insurgentes sessions, about 25 minutes of extra music. Please email hd@swhq.co.uk your name, address, and paypal email address if you would like to reserve a copy, and we will send you an invoice including shipping costs. Limited to one copy per person/household/PayPal account.

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More icons. [11 Jan 2009|04:12pm]

[ mood | content ]

Hello again, folks. I was rather pleased with the reception that my previous icons got last time, so I have some more. While they're not exactly PT, it is SW-related. Hopefully, nobody minds. :)

No-Man [20]


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As promised. [05 Dec 2008|10:43pm]

[ mood | indifferent ]

25 Insurgentes icons


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So, I forgot to ask something. [05 Dec 2008|02:33pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I have a question, though this is probably a stupid question. I'm an icon maker and I haven't really seen any place to post icons related to the band. Would anyone be interested in any PT/SW icons?

Let me know and I'll happily share.

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Kind of new. [01 Dec 2008|08:12pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Hello all,

I've lurked here for a little while, but I haven't really bothered to make an entry until now. I noticed this place isn't very active. Maybe I can bring a little life to it? Heh. Anyway, I'm Serena. I'm a rather new fan to Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson's other projects. I was introduced over the summer by a friend of mine and it took me a little bit to actually get into them properly, but once I did, that was all she wrote! I'm a bit sad that I got into them so late though. Better late than never, I suppose.

At the moment, my favourite album is Deadwing and I really couldn't pick just one or five favourite songs. I like so many of them. I also ordered Insurgentes when the pre-ordering was going on. I finally received my copy on Friday and if I may say, it's one hell of a masterpiece. The book is absolutely beautiful and the music is even better. Exceeded expectations here. Very happy I went with the impulse and urge to order it despite not knowing for certain whether or not I would like it.

Anyway, that's pretty much it in a snap without me yapping endlessly.

- Serena

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[10 Apr 2008|06:18pm]

Hey all....I'm sort of brand new to the brilliance that is P-Tree...and I'm desperate for material to listen to.  I hate to sound like a beggar, but would anyone have some maybe non-commercial live performances or even any of their records they might be willing to share?  It would be greatly appreciated!
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Two tickets for sale, for Atlanta show Oct. 29 [05 Oct 2007|06:17am]

I have two tickets to the show in Atlanta at the Roxy on October 29. I do not think I'm going to be able to go, and I'd like for the tickets to go to someone who will appreciate them. Do you have any suggestions as to where I could sell them? I don't expect to make all the money back but I'd like to at least get a little something for them.
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First time Post [02 Jun 2007|08:04pm]

I don't know if this is allowed here, but this is my personal tribute to Porcupine Tree:

Radioactive Toy, as performed by Me
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The political bit... [21 Apr 2007|06:37pm]

Now, I haven't heard FoaPB yet, but there's been some things that have been bothering me about how PT is going about marketing it. Granted that music is brilliant, and although I haven't heard any of it (as I wait for Newbury Comics to get their act in gear), I'm curious about the blatant political nature of their latest.

Both the video, artwork and website all depict images of 'corrupted' individuals who have been (somewhat) conditioned by the media, and have consequently become mindless and destructive individuals. My depiction may be harsh, but that's the air I feel it projects. So does anyone else think it's a bad thing?

Personally, I'm slightly disappointed that SW has made political commentary that has been made since the 70s. Granted, works off of Signify and In Absentia has political content, but FoaPB seems... well, cheesy. The "oh, let's run from the media" and "we're all doomed" ethos that's embedded in the lyrics of FoaPB has been made by so pop stars, celebs and whatnot, that it just seems silly in a PT context.

A lot of people on the PT board keep mentioning that it's great to "finally" hear someone say something like this, but come on, this concept has been flogged to death, over and over. And the only difference I can spot - not counting the music, simply the lyrics - is that Lasse Hoile has done some disturbing artwork to reinforce the message.

So I'm relieved that the rest of FoaPB is less political, but I find this very half-assed for PT. What do you all think?
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The 40-minute version of Moonloop [17 Apr 2007|09:09pm]

Does anyone have it? or more particularly, does anyone have a version that doesn't sound scratchy for the first 6-7 minutes?
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New Member [27 Nov 2006|05:02pm]

Hiya, new member. My boyfriend introduced me ot Porcupine tree a few months ago and it's quickly become my new favorite band. I own "On the Sunday of Life," "Up the Downstair," "Stupid Dream," "Lighbulb Sun," "In Absentia," and "Deadwing."

I think i heard a friend mention that they're coming out with a new album soon? Any knowledge on that or a new tour? I missed them when they came to the Berklee Perfoming Arts Center last month. (I live in the Boston area.)
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guitar tabs [08 Oct 2006|09:44pm]

Does anyone know where i can view a Voyage 43 guitar solo tab? has anyone ever tried to tab it on their own?

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Help the Deadwing Movie Become a Reality! [15 Sep 2006|01:41am]

Check it out!!!

Deadwing Movie MySpace

Theres also part of the screenplay up there... it looks awesome!
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Stupid Dream [09 Aug 2006|05:50pm]

I am proud to announce that I finally own Stupid Dream. After waiting forever, it seems, I finally was able to get a copy from HMV. Now I am patiently waiting for the DVD. I read on the PT website that the release date for the States is Oct. 10. I am assuming that will likely be the date for Canada as well, though I am not going to get my hopes up because they've been yanking us around for a while with potential releases. Let's hope this is the real one this time!
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