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Gabriel Leopardi
post Sep 19 2011, 01:51 AM
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Hey guys! I would like to talk a bit about this awesome composer, singer and guitar player called Steve Wilson. He has many projects and the main one is Porcupine Tree... do you know him? do you like his music?

You can post here your favourite songs by him.. smile.gif



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post Sep 19 2011, 02:45 AM
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Amazing producer and songwriter, recently he has dropped off my radar a bit but his music is truly something unique.
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post Sep 19 2011, 02:51 AM
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Porcupine Tree is one of my favorite bands, I have seen them live three times. They're of the best modern bands, and their music covers a lot of ground, which is what I want to do with my music.

This is the first song of theirs that I heard back in '04 or '05 I believe. It was played on the radio in the Boston area by a DJ that was known for playing obscure bands. I was listening to it on the way to work, and sat in the car till it finished, and thereby was late for my shift biggrin.gif

This song has everything I want in a song: heavy guitars, clean vocals, clean strumming, melody, and trippy ethereal sounds. Check out their album "In Absentia" and "Deadwing", theres a very good chance it will move you as much as it moved me wink.gif







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didn't knew him D:

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post Sep 19 2011, 05:51 AM
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that's great music man, never heard it before, youtubing it now.


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post Sep 19 2011, 07:07 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Sep 18 2011, 10:51 PM) *
Porcupine Tree is one of my favorite bands, I have seen them live three times. They're of the best modern bands, and their music covers a lot of ground, which is what I want to do with my music.

This is the first song of theirs that I heard back in '04 or '05 I believe. It was played on the radio in the Boston area by a DJ that was known for playing obscure bands. I was listening to it on the way to work, and sat in the car till it finished, and thereby was late for my shift biggrin.gif

This song has everything I want in a song: heavy guitars, clean vocals, clean strumming, melody, and trippy ethereal sounds. Check out their album "In Absentia" and "Deadwing", theres a very good chance it will move you as much as it moved me wink.gif



I knew them thanks to this video...



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post Sep 19 2011, 10:03 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 19 2011, 02:51 AM) *
Hey guys! I would like to talk a bit about this awesome composer, singer and guitar player called Steve Wilson. He has many projects and the main one is Porcupine Tree... do you know him? do you like his music?

You can post here your favourite songs by him.. smile.gif



Never heard it before ! So psychotic, this hardly you can watch straight blink.gif biggrin.gif


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post Sep 20 2011, 02:12 AM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Sep 19 2011, 06:03 PM) *
Never heard it before ! So psychotic, this hardly you can watch straight blink.gif biggrin.gif


hahah yes, and this is his other project...



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post Sep 20 2011, 04:15 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 19 2011, 02:07 AM) *
I knew them thanks to this video...



This song is off the album "In Absentia" . definitely check it out biggrin.gif


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post Sep 20 2011, 08:02 PM
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Very nice vintage style video production. I like the songs too, the arrangements are great. Thanks for sharing Gab.


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post Sep 20 2011, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Sep 19 2011, 05:51 AM) *
that's great music man, never heard it before, youtubing it now.


Hey man,

They are awesome, check out the In Abesntia album and Fear of a Blank Planet.
The drummer Gavin Harrison (drummer) has written a book called Rhythmic Illusions which discusses how to create rhythms that fool your audience into thinking they are hearing a piece in a certain time signature and then suddenly throwing them into another. It is a really useful technique, sort of musical smoke and mirrors smile.gif Bands like Meshuggah use techniques like this a lot.

When I first discovered them a few years ago I was listening to them non stop for several weeks, I have like 36 discs of theirs now from about 1991 to the present.
Steve Wilson has also done some solo stuff, an album called Insurgentes and I think there's a new one coming out this autumn.

We went to see them at the local university last time they came to this town and they were immense! It was a tour just after they had released Fear of a Blank Planet and they had some really cool visual stuff going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW3Y_YvP_jw...feature=related



I am sooo enthusiastic about Porcupine Tree, they seem to have just the right level of technical flare and listenability - their songs are so well crafted and you know, the lyrics are thoughtful and inspiring. Arriving somewhere but not here is probaly one of their best tunes, along with Trains.
In short, this band is full of well thought out and expressive win.

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post Sep 21 2011, 08:09 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Sep 20 2011, 12:15 AM) *
This song is off the album "In Absentia" . definitely check it out biggrin.gif



yeah! that's the first album that I got and I love it! It's my favourite from Steve and Porcupine. smile.gif

QUOTE (TesttubeMammoth @ Sep 20 2011, 05:36 PM) *
Hey man,

They are awesome, check out the In Abesntia album and Fear of a Blank Planet.
The drummer Gavin Harrison (drummer) has written a book called Rhythmic Illusions which discusses how to create rhythms that fool your audience into thinking they are hearing a piece in a certain time signature and then suddenly throwing them into another. It is a really useful technique, sort of musical smoke and mirrors smile.gif Bands like Meshuggah use techniques like this a lot.

When I first discovered them a few years ago I was listening to them non stop for several weeks, I have like 36 discs of theirs now from about 1991 to the present.
Steve Wilson has also done some solo stuff, an album called Insurgentes and I think there's a new one coming out this autumn.

We went to see them at the local university last time they came to this town and they were immense! It was a tour just after they had released Fear of a Blank Planet and they had some really cool visual stuff going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW3Y_YvP_jw...feature=related



I am sooo enthusiastic about Porcupine Tree, they seem to have just the right level of technical flare and listenability - their songs are so well crafted and you know, the lyrics are thoughtful and inspiring. Arriving somewhere but not here is probaly one of their best tunes, along with Trains.
In short, this band is full of well thought out and expressive win.

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yeah man! they always compose beautiful music which is complex but you can hear it without noting it.





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post Sep 23 2011, 10:42 PM
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He's doing a collab with Mikael from Opeth, or he did it already. I didn't know he was the man behind porcupine tree


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post Sep 24 2011, 02:07 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Sep 23 2011, 06:42 PM) *
He's doing a collab with Mikael from Opeth, or he did it already. I didn't know he was the man behind porcupine tree



really? that's a great combination! I'll check it!


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