New 3 disc set from Porcupine Tree featuring 'THE INCIDENT' live from Chicago. There will also be a special edition of Octane Twisted, which includes a DVD of the Chicago show.
The past year has been a busy period for the various members of Porcupine Tree. Steven Wilson is currently gathering rave reviews for his solo records and accompanying tours and also embarked on a rare tour with No-Man, Richard Barbieri has released an acclaimed album with Steve Hogarth from Marillion, Gavin Harrison has continued is successful partnership with 05Ric and Colin Edwin has being working on a solo record along with a new album from his Metallic Taste of Blood project.
Despite all this activity, fans of the band have still been clamouring for a new Porcupine Tree release. This wait ends on November 19th with the release of Octane Twisted¸ a double disc live set recorded during the tour that supported The Incident, the band's most recent album.
The Incident went top 30 in both the UK and USA, and the world tour climaxed with sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall in London and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The album marked another step forward in the incredible journey of the band from a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a grammy nominated act and one of the world's most revered live band.
Octane Twisted features the album in its entirety recorded in Chicago. The second CD contains 5 tracks classic PT tracks also recorded in Chicago along with 3 highlights from the band's landmark show at Royal Albert Hall. The special edition of Octane Twisted will also be available which will include a DVD of the Chicago show.
The Blind House
Kneel and Disconnect
Drawing the Line
Your Unpleasant Family
The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train
Degree Zero of Liberty
Circle of Manias
I Drive the Hearse
Russia On Ice / The Pills I'm Taking
Bonnie The Cat
Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
All tracks were recorded at The Riviera, Chicago, 30th April 2010, except CD2 tracks 5-7 recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 14th October 2010.
DVD (a video of The Riviera, Chicago concert):
1. Occam's Razor
2. The Blind House
3. Great Expectations
4. Kneel And Disconnect
5. Drawing The Line
6. The Incident
7. Your Unpleasant Family
8. The Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train
9. Time Flies
10. Degree Zero Of Liberty
11. Octane Twisted
12. The Seance
13. Circle Of Manias
14. I Drive The Hearse
For more information on Octane Twisted, check out the album website at kscopemusic.com/porcupinetree# vimeo.com/53146244 Uploaded
Porcupine Tree albums are now available to STREAM in full: smarturl.it/PT_band_S
Promo video for Normal, taken from the four track release Nil Recurring, now on Kscope. Promo directed by long-time Porcupine Tree collaborator Lasse Hoile, lassehoile.com
Following the release of the acclaimed Fear of a Blank Planet album and the success of the 2007 North American tour came ‘Nil Recurring’. The mini album (30 minutes of music) was written during the ‘Fear of a Blank Planet’ sessions, completed over the Summer of 2007, and is presented as a cohesive self contained Porcupine Tree work in its own right.
The title track features Robert Fripp on lead guitar, and the album moves through the full Porcupine Tree spectrum of atmospheric ambience, melodic hooks, and crushing riffs.
Cheating The Polygraph What Happens Now?
‘Porcupine Tree’s time has come’
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Grace For Drowning’ is the second album released under Wilson’s own name, and builds on the artistic inroads he forged with 2009’s exceptionally well-received ‘Insurgentes.’
Press for Grace for Drowning is unanimously positive:
'An album that can't really be described but it urgently calls to be heard'
'Wilson's ability to create music so prodigiously and to such consistent standards remains a mystery. With his second solo album, the Porcupine Tree leader has done it again.'
'an immersive, ambitious project that demands repeated spins'
Mojo (4 stars)
'A dense yet extremely coherent album Grace For Drowning succeeds brilliantly... Prog album of the year'
Terrorizer (5 stars)
'A majestic soundscape created by an innovative, forward-looking musician immersed in the history of music'
'This is a magnificent step up; he simply can't be stopped.'
Classic Rock Prog
For more info go to: gracefordrowning.com
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Live recording of 'Radioactive Toy' (from the 'Sunday of Life...' album), taken from Porcupine Tree's first live DVD. This performance was recorded for German Rockpalast TV, and is featured on disc 2 of 'Arriving Somewhere.'
Over the past 20 years Porcupine Tree have grown from a Steven Wilson psychedelic experimental studio project to 100,000 worldwide selling band. Last year’s ‘Fear Of A Blank Planet’ album continued the band’s rise and was awarded the prestigious Album of the Year award at the recent Classic Rock Awards.
Total worldwide album sales for Porcupine Tree now exceed 600,000 units and increasing media coverage, word of mouth and fan-power continues to create interest on a massive scale throughout the world.
Don’t Hate Me
Mother And Child Divided
Buying New Soul
So Called Friend
Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
Heartattack In A Layby
The Start Of Something Beautiful
The Sound Of Muzak
• Futile, and Radioactive Toy, from German Rockpalast TV broadcast
• Lazarus promo clip
• Lasse Hoile films for "Halo", "The Start of Something
• Beautiful", and “Mother and Child Divided”
• Gavin Harrison "Cymbal Song" in 5.1 surround sound
• Photo gallery
For more info, downloads, audio samples and to join the mailing list and receive a free audio track from the concert go to: kscopemusic.com/ porcupinetree
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