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Such variety, such impactful music, so much FUN! Yep, I liked this. This review is specifically for vinyl lovers Is it worth finding and paying for Porcupine Tree on LP? If you love vinyl, the answer is an emphatic YES!
The warmth of vinyl suits the incredible production of their records like a musical hand in glove. I am loathe to identify a 'best' Porcupine Tree because their body of work is SO amazing, so I will not. In fact, if Steven Wilson were transported back to the 70's, he would have a reputation equal to anyone in any of the aforementioned bands. However, Prog type music in the late 90's and now into the second decade of the 21st Century is not an easy sell.
But those of us in the know appreciate what a musical genius the man is. In fact, he is still making incredible music, check out his most recent solo release "Grace for Drowning" - also wonderful on vinyl and easier to find if you do it NOW!
PT is very difficult to find on LP and often expensive, so whether it is worth it is a big individual decision. However, if the opportunity is there at a price you can afford, there is no question that you will be sonically delighted by this and any PT album I have heard.
Deadwing finds Porcupine Tree in top form and is loaded with excellent playing and songwriting. Although a bit heavier and louder than some of their earlier albums, the music on this album is still killer Porcupine Tree through-and-through. Overall, this is one of the few newer groups that really grabs me. The album blends the influences of heavy groups like Opeth with melancholy, softer passages and has a gloom to it that I find very appealing - not sure why I like the gloom so much - it just seems to resonate more.
These are dark times after all and Porcupine Tree seems to have successfully tapped into this. The level of musicianship is fairly high and the arrangements are generally well thought out - the individual tracks seem to be arranged in a larger work. One pleasant surprise was the guitar solo by Adrian Belew King Crimson. The CD comes with a booklet that features a series of arty images, along with the recording credits.
The sound quality is very high. All in all, this is a great album by a mature group with a mature sound. Although heavier than some of the earlier albums, this is fantastic stuff that paves the way for the excellent Fear of a Blank Planet These guys are amazing and they just keep growing on me. Porcupine tree has risen well above the rest and so far I have found Deadwing the most appealing. I agree with other reviewers that this music is a bit hard to classify.
Is it alternative rock? Is it metal? Porcupine Tree has a unique sound of its own that will keep growing on you with time. I'm just surprised it took me so long to discover this band. One sure fire sign that you're becoming a fogey, fart, geezer is when you are amazed and astounded, thrilled and excited by a new band. Especially one that's been around for 13 years. Even the missus thought these wnaks were mighty. So having seen that Robert Fripp was opening for them at The Keswick in Glenside, I checked out their website and bought this on a whim.
I shall forever trust my whims. Inheriting a spirit of independent creativity from the likes of Pink Floyd and having harmonic and melodic turns as impressive as Steve Hackett fired Genesis, and even a pop sensibilty contemporaneous with anything Gwyneth might bed, I'm impressed. Then to see them execute a slew of material from their catalogue with a finesse and passion most bands would give their I teeth for and having Fripp open for you no less , I'm really quite committed.
I don't know the words to all their songs well "Radioactive Toy" was easy enough, but that's pretty lame stuff like the chap next to my wife who wriggled in ecstacy at every opening bar, nonetheless, I was blown away. What caught me about the CD was the song "Lazarus". So, if yer as gobsmacked as I am about new sic bands, you'll find this an extraordinary introduction to PT.
You'll be amazed. They need to work on their video presentation, which at the Keswick was displayed on a small projection screen obscured by the drums and amps that looked like it was borrowed from my Mom. No doubt an accountant's decision See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. The intriguingly named Deadwing is definitely no exception.
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