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Porcupine Tree — Black Dahlia
Album: The Incident
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:35
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You have no interest in the past
Where you came from, or where you're going to
There's a cliché in your eye
File the edges down, soon be underground

There's nothing here for you under the sun
There's nothing new to do, it's all been done
So put your faith in another place
Never seem to get away from this
It's all falling into an abyss
So put your foot on the pedal boy

All you know is second hand
The bullet passed through the cage inside you
You stole the only thing you love
So unfaithful, the drop is fatal

There's nothing here for you under the sun
There's nothing new to do, it's all been done
So put your faith in another place
Never seem to get away from this
It's all falling into an abyss
So put your foot on the pedal boy

All you know is second hand
The bullet passed through the cage inside you
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 kingart wrote:

Here's mine, of bands/musicians I've never or only very seldom heard elsewhere, and almost *never* on commercial radio.  And it's still a partial, ongoing list, and some of the bands are not necessarily "great" per se, but they deserve repeated listening, and I'm glad to get it here: 

Porcupine Tree
Cracker
Vienna Teng
Barr Bros. 
Tragically Hip
Jesse Cook 
Cloud Cult
Porcupine Tree
Lord Huron 
Delgres
Doves
Dar Williams 
Patty Griffin
Wailin' Jennies
Indigo Girls
Porcupine Tree
Screaming Trees
New Pornographers
Elbow 
Boxer Rebellion 

Did I mention Porcupine Tree?



 

God Bless
This is my compulsory post about how much I miss PT.  Still love all of Steven Wilson's solo work, but PT work really hits me hard.
 aspalathin wrote:

Here's mine:

1. Porcupine Tree
2. Vast
3. Sivert Hoyem and Madrugada
4. The Wailin’ Jennys
5. Zero 7
6. Shook Twins
7. Sarah Jarosz
8. First Aid Kit



 
Here's mine, of bands/musicians I've never or only very seldom heard elsewhere, and almost *never* on commercial radio.  And it's still a partial, ongoing list, and some of the bands are not necessarily "great" per se, but they deserve repeated listening, and I'm glad to get it here: 

Porcupine Tree
Cracker
Vienna Teng
Barr Bros. 
Tragically Hip
Jesse Cook 
Cloud Cult
Porcupine Tree
Lord Huron 
Delgres
Doves
Dar Williams 
Patty Griffin
Wailin' Jennies
Indigo Girls
Porcupine Tree
Screaming Trees
New Pornographers
Elbow 
Boxer Rebellion 

Did I mention Porcupine Tree?



 Limpopoking wrote:

All the above (except 4 and 8)
But most notably in addition:

London Grammar
Elbow
Alt-J
Other Lives
Catherine Wheel
TV on the Radio
War on drugsShins
All India Radio
Durutti Column
Calexico

...and just so many others


 
Great lists, all — I venture to add:

* Casualties of Cool  - similar to Porcupine Tree, the dark tone of some of their lyrics disturbs me a bit  — about myself ;>) — but the music itself never fails to draw me in. Resonates for some reason.
 
* The Dandy Warhols

* Jim White 

* Beck (given my "advanced age," I didn't grow up hearing his music)

* Rhiannon Giddens - the voice of an angel from my home state

* Neko Case / The New Pornographers  (Seeing Neko Case perform live - difficult to describe in a few words - amazing)

* Alison Krauss / Union Station

* A very welcome re-introduction to Chrissie Hynde



 FatPants wrote:
Here's my quick listing of great bands/performers I learned about on RP:

1. Dengue Fever
2. Porcupine Tree
3. Younger Brother
4. Ben Howard
5. Rose Windows
6. Republic Tigers
7. Emancipator
8. Andrew Bird

 

 
All the above (except 4 and 8)
But most notably in addition:

London Grammar
Elbow
Alt-J
Other Lives
Catherine Wheel
TV on the Radio
War on drugsShins
All India Radio
Durutti Column
Calexico

...and just so many others

 FatPants wrote:
Here's my quick listing of great bands/performers I learned about on RP:

1. Dengue Fever
2. Porcupine Tree
3. Younger Brother
4. Ben Howard
5. Rose Windows
6. Republic Tigers
7. Emancipator
8. Andrew Bird

 

 
Porcupine Tree, Neko Case, ... the list is long.
love this !
 FatPants wrote:
Here's my quick listing of great bands/performers I learned about on RP:

1. Dengue Fever
2. Porcupine Tree
3. Younger Brother
4. Ben Howard
5. Rose Windows
6. Republic Tigers
7. Emancipator
8. Andrew Bird

 

 
Here's mine:

1. Porcupine Tree
2. Vast
3. Sivert Hoyem and Madrugada
4. The Wailin’ Jennys
5. Zero 7
6. Shook Twins
7. Sarah Jarosz
8. First Aid Kit


Here's my quick listing of great bands/performers I learned about on RP:

1. Dengue Fever
2. Porcupine Tree
3. Younger Brother
4. Ben Howard
5. Rose Windows
6. Republic Tigers
7. Emancipator
8. Andrew Bird

 
9 - Outstanding. Nuff said.
Took in the Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase. concert last Tuesday evening Nov. 15 here in Dallas at the Majestic Theater. His band played the entire HCE album and after intermission brought out gems from his back catalog. A nearly three hour show. All in all done quite well as one would expect but rather heavy on the electric guitar rock bombast. Oh, I love it loud but it evoked tedium of sorts. In addressing the audience about the evolution of rock in general through the years he alluded to Porcupine Tree as having had its time leaving one to surmise PT as it once existed is retired in favor of moving on to whatever comes next.  Thank you Bill for playing so much of PT and Steven Wilsons many other projects!!!
 Ulises wrote:

Need help packing?

 
Nope, but my passport is current. Besides, I'm too busy watching the spectacle now.  Believe me, I can pack. It'll be beautiful packing too. And fast, really fast. You won't believe how fast.
 Ulises wrote:

Need help packing?

 
Make America great again!  Or not.....  
 Webfoot wrote:

I think you're lucky to be an outsider.

 
Need help packing?
 Babycorn ears look for a suitable,
   And happy baby cliché
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
SW seems to be remixing a lot of old albums I love. I wish I liked his own music more.

 

His last two solo CDs are absolutely stellar.
SW seems to be remixing a lot of old albums I love. I wish I liked his own music more.
{#Meditate}
 Webfoot wrote:

I think you're lucky to be an outsider.

 
Well having put over 50 stamps in my passport, I would say that you are lucky to be an American.  

Most democratic countries in the world have a Rush L. or two.  
 westslope wrote:

That's the sense of humour that comes from being an outsider on the US cultural wars. 

And yes, I never do know who I am addressing in a forum like this.

FWIW, I strongly doubt the band members of the band Rush are followers of Rush L.  He is a tough sell even with conservatives up here in Canada-land.  

 
I think you're lucky to be an outsider.
If you weren't listening carefully, or didn't know all their music by heart, this could be Pink Floyd. 
That's how good this song is.
 
 Webfoot wrote:

Ouch!  You really know how to cut a person to the bone. 

 
That's the sense of humour that comes from being an outsider on the US cultural wars. 

And yes, I never do know who I am addressing in a forum like this.

FWIW, I strongly doubt the band members of the band Rush are followers of Rush L.  He is a tough sell even with conservatives up here in Canada-land.  
 westslope wrote:

Why, are you on first name terms with Rush Limbaugh?

 
Ouch!  You really know how to cut a person to the bone. 
 {#Yes}Relayer wrote:
I prefer Steve Wilson in Porcupine Tree.  Solo stuff is amazing, but the PT work is just beyond amazing. 

It's been 5 years since a proper PT album, but Steve has one more solo album that he is working on this Fall, and I can only hope that after that he will bring the band back together.

 


This song had me look into its title.  A tragic tale of an interesting beautiful young woman.  I was not familiar with her prior to hearing this.  I am glad this song brought her back into the 'light'.
..is a Porcupine Tree an evergreen?..

..don't think i could rate any of their output less than 8..genius!..
just had to put my pen down, put my feet up, and turn this waaay up.. {#Music}
I prefer Steve Wilson in Porcupine Tree.  Solo stuff is amazing, but the PT work is just beyond amazing. 

It's been 5 years since a proper PT album, but Steve has one more solo album that he is working on this Fall, and I can only hope that after that he will bring the band back together.
 westslope wrote:

Why, are you on first name terms with Rush Limbaugh?

 
That's a revolting thought...
This makes my top ten most beautiful sad songs of all time list.  That simple, stunning guitar solo just rips me up, and the lyrics offer a new definition of despair.  Once again, simply incredible work by Sirs Steven and Richard.  {#Notworthy}
 Webfoot wrote:
Rush the group, not the pundit right?

 
Why, are you on first name terms with Rush Limbaugh?
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
All I know is, if Rush loves this group...it's good enough for me too.. ;)

  Rush the group, not the pundit right?
Love radio paradise for the daily rate of Porcupine  Tree.

Send Kisses from Germany 
All I know is, if Rush loves this group...it's good enough for me too.. ;)
 horstman wrote:


Hasn't been proven, so who knows. Seems pretty adamant about drug use so maybe not. But then look at Sir Lance of Lies and how adamant he was. Disappointing sport these days. But Amsterdam was a fun place to live and party.

 
I think it is pretty widely held belief that Greg raced clean, to throw him in with Lance is unfair.  Greg was one of the first to use aero to his advantage though.  Awesome rider.
 rdo wrote:

Was Lemond juiced up on roids too??

 

Hasn't been proven, so who knows. Seems pretty adamant about drug use so maybe not. But then look at Sir Lance of Lies and how adamant he was. Disappointing sport these days. But Amsterdam was a fun place to live and party.
Love this.
Hi from France !
More of Porcupine tree and Dream Theater please.
Very happy to hear you every day
 horstman wrote:


Lived in Amsterdam, summer of 86. Greg Lemond was the first American to win the Tour De France (and the only one to still have the titles intact!!!). Lazy days at the coffeeshops, riding our bikes along the canals. Good times.{#Drunk}
 
Was Lemond juiced up on roids too??
 Sloggydog wrote:

Ah Tilburg.  Oh for the days of carefree coffeshops by the borders.  Breda, Tilburg, Maastricht.  I shall miss thee.
 

Lived in Amsterdam, summer of 86. Greg Lemond was the first American to win the Tour De France (and the only one to still have the titles intact!!!). Lazy days at the coffeeshops, riding our bikes along the canals. Good times.{#Drunk}
 Sloggydog wrote:
I only live a few miles from the exciting town of Camel Bumstead (Hemel Hempstead for purists) where these guys started and yet I have not encountered another person who was already aware of these genius musicians.  That doesn't seem right. 
 

Strange world isn't it?
Lovely song     {#Sunny} 
I love this song.
THESE GUYS SUCK.
 
Ha ha, just kidding.   
 kretinburger wrote:

Please Bill ,more pocupine Tree.They are horribly underplayed on here!
 
Love the tree of pines!     {#Clap}
This is a really great song from Disc 2 off The Incident.  I had totally forgotten about the second disc after I bought The Incident so it never got any play at first.  I was too busy spinning Disc 1 and loving it.  Then, I heard this song hear at RP a few months back and remembered about the second disc.  I took it out and put it in my car, and discovered all 4 songs on disc 2 are incredible!  As a Tree nut I shouldn't be surprised, right?  It has not left my car, nor will it anytime soon.  It's just like the Nil Recurring EP to me now (another 4 great songs).  If anyone else has overlooked their Incident Disc 2, I strongly recommend you dig it out.  Thanks RP!
 Mari wrote:
... just finished listenin' to their entire discography includin'   'live at tilburg', an amazin' band, absolutely! {#Clap}
 
Ah Tilburg.  Oh for the days of carefree coffeshops by the borders.  Breda, Tilburg, Maastricht.  I shall miss thee.
I only live a few miles from the exciting town of Camel Bumstead (Hemel Hempstead for purists) where these guys started and yet I have not encountered another person who was already aware of these genius musicians.  That doesn't seem right. 
... just finished listenin' to their entire discography includin'   'live at tilburg', an amazin' band, absolutely! {#Clap}
 westslope wrote:

It is cold and continuously raining here on the Pacific Coast.

To those frying in the heat back east, does this sound just as good?

 
It's almost 7am here, I've been working for an hour already, and I've only had 12 hours of sleep in the last 3 days...  and yes it does.  

I love PT.

 

It is cold and continuously raining here on the Pacific Coast.

To those frying in the heat back east, does this sound just as good?


 Limpopoking wrote:

Please Bill, no more tbor. Horribly overstayed his welcome here.
 



No more wimpish remarks about a very accomplished band,thank you.
 tbor79 wrote:
please no more porcupine tree. they are horribly overplayed on here.
 
Please Bill, no more tbor. Horribly overstayed his welcome here.
 vandal wrote:

That's it, into the wood chipper with you. . . 

wood chipper 
 
He deserves to go feet first for such insolence.  Please revise your graphic.
7 to an 8. Simply great!
 tbor79 wrote:
please no more porcupine tree. they are horribly overplayed on here.
 
Please Bill ,more pocupine Tree.They are horribly underplayed on here!
Love PT. TYRP for introducing me to them!

Is Steven Wilson performing in Seattle soon?

 

Never did figure out what the lyrics were hinting at.....

 

You have no interest in the past
Where you came from
Where you're going to

There's a cliche in your eye
File the edges down
Soon be underground

There's nothing here for you under the sun
There's nothing new to do, it's all been done
So put your faith in another place
< From: https://www.metrolyrics.com/black-dahlia-lyrics-porcupine-tree.html >

Never seem to get away from this
It's all fallen into an abyss
So put your foot on the pedal boy

All you know is secondhand
Will it pass through
The cage inside you?

You stole the only thing you love
So unfaithful
Drop is fatal

 


Hi D..I recently had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Wilson in NYC with my Son.  I never thought i'd spend that kind of $ to see  a rock show ! YES- it was worth it..Deadwing wrote:
{#Sunny}
 

Great sound! Love PT.


 Deadwing wrote:
{#Sunny}
 
What she said.

dreamy. . . dreamy{#Meditate}
I love this dreamy song!
For the life of me I can't figure why this would be rated sucko-barfo. I'm at a loss.

I give this an 8 myself. Music enters all ears differently I guess.
 Deadwing wrote:
Richard Barbieri wrote this one. I really like it!     {#Sunny}
 
My wife and I hiked down to the Pacific Ocean yesterday.  We ended up in a conversation with a neighbour who had a great patch of Dahlias.  (So do we.)   I noted that the music festival t-shirt and mentioned that my favourite keyboardist had written a song about Dahlias.

{#Sunny}
Richard Barbieri wrote this one. I really like it!     {#Sunny}
Psychedelic weird stuff!  I love it!
Never enough Tree played on RP

 rabbi_phil wrote:
loadin' up and taking the kids and a bunch of friends on a road trip this wknd. we're heading to Tarquins Seaweed Farm. Directions anyone?
 
Take a left at Jupiter Island; drive all night until you can see the Nun's Cleavage.  Avoid the Radioactive Toy.  Wear your Wastecoat.  Turn right at The Hole and keep heading east until you see the Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape.  Knock three time on The Cross.  Tell them "Sir Tarquin Underspoon" sent you. . . 
 

vandal:  My sentiments exactly.  To hell with dooo process.

 

Into the wood chipper for all the infidels!  


loadin' up and taking the kids and a bunch of friends on a road trip this wknd. we're heading to Tarquins Seaweed Farm. Directions anyone?
 tbor79 wrote:
please no more porcupine tree. they are horribly overplayed on here.
 
That's it, into the wood chipper with you. . . 

wood chipper 
Very nice.
Great set today. Maybe it's just Spring emerging in my part of the world (coastal Georgia) but this has been fine.
i say yes to both. can't think of anything which would be better on full-blast. and i'm an old(er) fart. 

 
westslope wrote:

I'd say yes to the porcupine and think carefully before saying yes to the subwoofer.
 


 Canlistener wrote:
Blasphemy!!!
 
 
blasphemy part deux!


 cohifi wrote:

funny....my nephew wants a porcupine, and my son wants a subwoofer!

 
I'd say yes to the porcupine and think carefully before saying yes to the subwoofer.

 westslope wrote:

Hi all the PT fans!

 

This song makes me think that I should switch out the stock component speakers in the 1993 pathfinder with after-market component speakers. The mid-range is fine.  I don't need to add a subwoofer.  Space is at a premium.


 
funny....my nephew wants a porcupine, and my son wants a subwoofer!

 tbor79 wrote:
please no more porcupine tree. they are horribly overplayed on here.
 
Blasphemy!!!
 
please no more porcupine tree. they are horribly overplayed on here.
 MojoJojo wrote:

I don't think that is being too harsh.  I bought this album pretty much without hearing any of the tracks, simply assuming it would do for me what In Absentia, Deadwing and Fear of a Blank Planet have. Just not so.  I have really given this whole album time to sink in, but the three aforementioned albums are just hands-down better to me. I wish I felt different about it.

This song captures a bit of that former glory - my favorite of the bunch. I give it more than a 4, but still...

Deadwing is simply so monumental, maybe the bar was raised too high.  

Dats my $0.02. 

 
Thanks for agreeing with me.

In Absentia & Deadwing are in my top 10 CD's of all time and are outstanding in every way, PT started falling when Fear of a Blank Planet came out, they hit the ground hard with this dud. I bought The Incident because it was Porcupine Tree - I wish I hadn't.

I consider Wilson's Insergentes a better PT album (even though it's not) than PT's last 2 efforts.


Hi all the PT fans!

 

This song makes me think that I should switch out the stock component speakers in the 1993 pathfinder with after-market component speakers. The mid-range is fine.  I don't need to add a subwoofer.  Space is at a premium.


Nice...
 shockedmonkey wrote:
My thanks go to Radio Paradise for introducing me to the fantastic band Porcupine Tree.  It was about 5 years ago when I was reading in bed with RP playing on the computer across the room and "Not Beautiful Anymore" came on.  I was very impressed and I asked one of my kids to go over to the screen and tell me who the artist was.  When I was told it was a band called Porcupine Tree I vowed to learn more about them.  I bought several of their cds and now I'm addicted!!!  I've now seen them three times in concert and I buy all of their new stuff and solo stuff and I've been following Steven Wilson's career watching what he will do next.  I love the surround mix he did for King Crimson's first album!

  
 
I have also seen them 3 times in concert and have all of their CDs. I am also addicted to them and also love some of Steven's other interests including Opeth and Katatonia which are darker, heavier groups of the metal vein. Just saw Katatonia in concert and it was both raw and musically mesmerizing. Great band if you like the heavier part of PT.

Buy the DVDs. They help bring back the concert connections we have from going to shows and also illustrate what a competent band these guys are live as well as the studio. It's one thing to able to put out a great studio album but to also do the same job in concert (night after night).

I also love that Steven Wilson is into King Crimson. I listened to these guys (KC) when I was in high school (70s) and also like how the members of the band are mature men in their late 30s (Gavin the baby), to their early 50s (Richard the professor)!

Oh, and RP also introduced Porcupine Tree to me and I cannot thank Bill enough for doing this (as well as many other bands that I would not hear on Radio).

{#High-five}
My thanks go to Radio Paradise for introducing me to the fantastic band Porcupine Tree.  It was about 5 years ago when I was reading in bed with RP playing on the computer across the room and "Not Beautiful Anymore" came on.  I was very impressed and I asked one of my kids to go over to the screen and tell me who the artist was.  When I was told it was a band called Porcupine Tree I vowed to learn more about them.  I bought several of their cds and now I'm addicted!!!  I've now seen them three times in concert and I buy all of their new stuff and solo stuff and I've been following Steven Wilson's career watching what he will do next.  I love the surround mix he did for King Crimson's first album!

{#Wave}love the tree

The Incident CD is simply amazing and the bonus CD might be even better.

 

I think Barbieri should write more songs and Barbieri and Wilson should co-write more songs.  And yeah I know, I'm guessing the collaboration is not entirely smooth.  Suck it up guys!  Write. That's an order.


the second disc is my favorite.
 Canlistener wrote:
Right now I can't get the new DVD off the tv, even if I'm working in the house away from the video the audio is ever-present. 
 
If you were lucky enough to get the DVD in the gray or red version from Burningshed, the audio is included as separate cds. These have been in my car since I got the package. Great stuff.

 Canlistener wrote:
The Incident holds it's own with any other PT album inho.  Each one of there albums is it's own little journey for me, where I seem to be constantly finding a 'new' favorite PT song for at least a week until the process repeats.

Right now I can't get the new DVD off the tv, even if I'm working in the house away from the video the audio is ever-present. 
 
The new DVD is getting great reviews!

https://blogcritics.org/music/article/blu-ray-music-review-porcupine-tree/

I can understand some listeners rating The Incident lower than previous releases (Deadwing, In Absentia). I might have been in the
same group upon first hearing The Incident song cycle.
Fortunately, I was at the opening night of The Incident tour last September in Seattle. I had only heard the radio edit version of Time Flies off the new cd so I was at the mercy of Steven Wilson & Co. I actually had an avanced download of The Incident but I refused to listen to it until after the concert.
Looking back on the show, I can honestly say that the audience looked somewhat stunned (in a good way) after The Incident song cycle.
The emotional highs and lows, as well as the beautiful video imagery pulled this whole song cycle together. Hopefully, Porcupine Tree will release The Incident concert on DVD. This will definitely give listeners a better appreciation of this masterpiece.

The Incident holds it's own with any other PT album inho.  Each one of their albums is it's own little journey for me, where I seem to be constantly finding a 'new' favorite PT song for at least a week until the process repeats.

Right now I can't get the new DVD off the tv, even if I'm working in the house away from the video the audio is ever-present. 

Wow, I was on this computer doing something when RP played at 7:51 am - Porcupine Tree - I Drive The Hearse!  Five hours, we are listening to another favourite piece off the Incident CDs.

 

Radio Porcupine?

 

Porcupine Paradise?

 

I'm all for it.  Believe me!



 MojoJojo wrote:

I don't think that is being too harsh.  I bought this album pretty much without hearing any of the tracks, simply assuming it would do for me what In Absentia, Deadwing and Fear of a Blank Planet have. Just not so.  I have really given this whole album time to sink in, but the three aforementioned albums are just hands-down better to me. I wish I felt different about it.

This song captures a bit of that former glory - my favorite of the bunch. I give it more than a 4, but still...

Deadwing is simply so monumental, maybe the bar was raised too high.  

Dats my $0.02. 

 
Did you see them in concert for this tour? Because if you did, you would appreciate the story telling of this composition when listening to it live and seeing the Lasse Holie graphics that accompany it.

This album reminds me of the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. It is a story of tragedy and loss, death and significance. It is very moving and PT / Steve Wilson took a chance on connecting with this massive 14 song piece. I think it was an overall success although I still think that Deadwing and In Abstentia are stronger albums overall. On a scale of 1 to 10 with Deadwing and In Abstentia being 10s, this is still a solid 8. Drawing the Line/The Incident are a strong, strong song cycle and the rest of the album really fills in a lot of the blanks to this central backbone.

Again, my opinion, that's all!

Enjoy all things PT and RP!

went to the PT show in orlando at teh house of blues last month - super show!  so cool to be in a small venue with such a great band.  thanks BIll for introducing me to PT! btw, there are people under 30 with some taste - i saw some at the show! shocking!
 MojoJojo wrote:

I don't think that is being too harsh.  I bought this album pretty much without hearing any of the tracks, simply assuming it would do for me what In Absentia, Deadwing and Fear of a Blank Planet have. Just not so.  I have really given this whole album time to sink in, but the three aforementioned albums are just hands-down better to me. I wish I felt different about it.

This song captures a bit of that former glory - my favorite of the bunch. I give it more than a 4, but still...

Deadwing is simply so monumental, maybe the bar was raised too high.  

Dats my $0.02. 

 
I kind of thought the same way at first. It took about 10 listens for it to finally sink in completely.

I'd say I count The Incident among PTs top 3 or 4 albums, which is saying something....

I am one of those people that say there is no good new music, thanks to Bill for proving me wrong. This band is great

 
gerry4 wrote:

I want to thank Bill too for playing PT.  So many people say there's no good new music.  I disagree.  radioparadise.com is a great place to find it.

 


I just picked up this album from Amazon and it gets better with each listen... This song is a solid 9 in my opinion.
 Rafter101 wrote:


Ummm, naw...I kind of agree.  I think Mr. Wilson is getting a little too etheral in his composition.  I love PT, love Pink Floyd, but there's a limit to being lost in space...
 

Rafter101,  You need to get with the editing, preview, etc., thing.  In your original post, you have me saying things I never said.

 

There's plenty of brilliant stuff in The Incident in my agonizing but oh so partisan opinion.  Wilson's solo CD is amazing if you like ambient, slightly weirder stuff.   That took a bunch of listens to fully dial in.  The Incident also took a few listens to fully appreciate.  Example:  Bonnie the Cat on the bonus CD.  Written by the band.

 

I could do without the crashing guitars/pseudo strings in the The Incident.  Some people roughen up the palate with tobacco cigars. I don't.

 

Anticipation is so sensuous, so enjoyable.  Wilson does anticipation so well.  Think of it as musical foreplay for the profane.  By song number 3, The Incident CD has taken me.



 KevinM wrote:
This CD pales in comparison to other PT masterpieces.

This is a 4 at best (the whole CD is probably a 2)
 
I don't think that is being too harsh.  I bought this album pretty much without hearing any of the tracks, simply assuming it would do for me what In Absentia, Deadwing and Fear of a Blank Planet have. Just not so.  I have really given this whole album time to sink in, but the three aforementioned albums are just hands-down better to me. I wish I felt different about it.

This song captures a bit of that former glory - my favorite of the bunch. I give it more than a 4, but still...

Deadwing is simply so monumental, maybe the bar was raised too high.  

Dats my $0.02. 

 westslope wrote: 

This CD pales in comparison to other PT masterpieces.

This is a 4 at best (the whole CD is probably a 2)

Must respectfully disagree.

 

Ummm, naw...I kind of agree.  I think Mr. Wilson is getting a little too etheral in his composition.  I love PT, love Pink Floyd, but there's a limit to being lost in space...
 KevinM wrote:
This CD pales in comparison to other PT masterpieces.

This is a 4 at best (the whole CD is probably a 2)

 
Must respectfully disagree.

I want to thank Bill too for playing PT.  So many people say there's no good new music.  I disagree.  radioparadise.com is a great place to find it.


 KevinM wrote:
This CD pales in comparison to other PT masterpieces.

This is a 4 at best (the whole CD is probably a 2)

 

Interesting, perhaps you need to put Coldplay on instead.
This CD pales in comparison to other PT masterpieces.

This is a 4 at best (the whole CD is probably a 2)

 zaknafein wrote:
Love this track.
 

Me too. Just went to 10.

Love this track.
I received my DVD Audio disc of The Incident yesterday. Although I have not had a chance to really sit back and listen to it all yet I did listen to this and I drive the hearst...amazing recording and surround. Time to put stash the CD version in the truck now...Solid 8 and moving up
Thank you Bill for introducing me to this band. I have been slowly acquiring everything of theirs that I can get my hands on (through RP links, of course).
IMO, PT is the most innovative band in the past 30 years.
 felix_the_man wrote:


I would be even happier if you would help the technologically challenged like myself and upload Flicker !!
 

Felix,  I quite enjoy Flicker.  Frankly, song #2 — Bonnie the Cat — grows with additional listens.  Sometimes I wonder if I enjoy the bonus CD more than the Incident cycle.

 

Am going to pass on your request.  The instructions RP provides for, a) burning the 'right' MP3 file and then b) uploading it, are more than clear enough.

 

Frankly, I would love to see Octane Twisted uploaded.  But it might be a tad heavier and edgier than many RP listeners would tolerate.




So borring {#Skull}
 felix_the_man wrote:


I would be even happier if you would help the technologically challenged like myself and upload Flicker !!
 
{#Yes}  My favorite from the second disk; this one is #2 from that disk for me.

Yes!!  I like this song alot! 

 westslope wrote:

Gotta admit that I'm really very, very happy I uploaded this song for consideration.  

 

And yeah, don't you just love the lazy liquid guitar?


 

I would be even happier if you would help the technologically challenged like myself and upload Flicker !!
I feel low on sugar...
It's the Porcupine Tree effect
8 -> 9


Gotta admit that I'm really very, very happy I uploaded this song for consideration.  <vbg>

 

And yeah, don't you just love the lazy liquid guitar?


I like this band more and more.  Kickin arse from Camel Bumstead.
As usual, PT is unbelievable. Everything they do, I love.
Wow I hear early Gilmour approach to the guitar work here.

Steven Wilson sings, plays guitar.  Keyboardist Richard Barbieri wrote the song and provides the warming fills.

Quite enjoy Barbieri's solo work.  Wilson's suggestion that he would like to 5.1 mix an early Japan CD has me thinking I should listen to some Japan.