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With the clips i've heard - it sounds like best album swilson has made. 
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Originally posted by Gallifrey Gallifrey wrote:

 Have you heard Raven? If not, then you're about to be proven wrong. There's no filler on this one and IMO it's his best since the incident. But a lot of people didn't like the Incident so many will say it's his best since FOABP.

I got it about a week ago, still sorting through it. At fist I have to admit being disappointed, but I don't think I was quite in the right prog head space. It's grown on me since but something still isn't quite clicking like the other albums did. I agree there isn't a lot of filler, but I do think a lot of moments fall flat. Or at least, I WANT to love them more, but that's my own issue. Wilson and band definitely did a solid job. 
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His best album. Ever. In all projects. PT is my favourite band (or one of the 5) so that says lots. Also, him speaking of the songs:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/steven-wilson-talks-the-raven-that-refused-to-sing-and-other-stories-570809
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2013 at 07:05
Listened to the sample track from it that was on the last Prog magazine CD this morning. Quite heavy and some funky bass. Damn you Wilson, I'm going to have to buy another one of your CDs.
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Almost forgot, title track music video has been released.

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/video-gaga/exclusive-porcupine-tree-steven-wilson-releases-debut-video-180525498.html
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Oh it's on his Youtube now.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kati Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2013 at 01:52
the bits and bobs that i was lucky enough to hear is whooohaaaa fab, but howcome an album that was not released yet is registered on P.A.?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Neck Romancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2013 at 12:05
I thought it was pretty weak. I like the bass in Luminol though
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argonaught Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2013 at 12:53
Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

the bits and bobs that i was lucky enough to hear is whooohaaaa fab, but howcome an album that was not released yet is registered on P.A.?

The "bits and bobs", aka the highlights that their trailer is based upon, are very carefully engineered to be come across as really whoooaaaa; that's how they sell pre-orders :)

I seriously fear that the Raven will turn out to be the 12 minutes of Luminol (which is wonderful, but is not really a new piece - it's on GAYD), the balance being 50% some disoriented brooding sounscapes and 50% (hopefully) music. 

I am a little suspicious about the quality of the songwriting - didn't they record it in like 2 weeks? And also, ahem, what ever happened to Niko, and why Marco is no longer touring with Wilson as of this coming spring.     
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Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

Oh it's on his Youtube now.



Haunting video, love the post-rocky guitar and Marco is a beast. 
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Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

Oh it's on his Youtube now.



This song reminds me of how much important the person you love most. Very well in lyrical and arrangement!
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A chain here in Massachusetts, Newbury Comics, is offering Autographed CDs if you pre-order.
 
 
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Brilliant album by a brilliant producer and artist....His attention to sound quality needs to become a disease

   

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Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

A chain here in Massachusetts, Newbury Comics, is offering Autographed CDs if you pre-order.
 
 

wow thanks for the link
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Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

A chain here in Massachusetts, Newbury Comics, is offering Autographed CDs if you pre-order.
 
 

This is cheaper than the burning shed store for shipping to NZ...

Looks like I'm getting another one. I'll sell my other to a friend.
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Arrived from Burning Shed yesterday.

Managed two spins last night.
 
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The only recent thing that was "sh*te" would be The Incident. 

 
Nahhh ... it was fine ... but would have made an outstanding single CD, instead of two!
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Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

The only recent thing that was "sh*te" would be The Incident. 

 
Nahhh ... it was fine ... but would have made an outstanding single CD, instead of two!

It's not really the excessive songs that make it bad, it's that all of the songs are boring. 
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(Hello, this is my first post!)

I interviewed Steven a couple of weeks ago and he was great. Very interesting man. 

He said he hopes to start scoring films once the current album cycle has finished up, which will be interesting if it pans out. 

Interview here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/steven_wilson_my_biggest_ambition_is_to_score_a_movie.html
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Floydian42 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2013 at 09:56
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

The only recent thing that was "sh*te" would be The Incident. 

 
Nahhh ... it was fine ... but would have made an outstanding single CD, instead of two!

It's not really the excessive songs that make it bad, it's that all of the songs are boring. 

I can kind of see where you're coming from, although I'd disagree. From a musical standpoint it's just as interesting (or uninteresting) as the last few PT records, if not heightened a little bit by the use of motif's and the steady pace of the song-cycle approach. It's certainly not their best record, but as I've said before, if it's going to be the last Porcupine Tree record, I'm fine with that. It seems to summarize everything the band had been working on up until that point. It had a representation of all the genre's, the metal, pop, and psychedelic, and had a solid concept that was slightly surreal and about mortality and whatnot as we've seen PT do many times before and it's all contained within one listening experience.

I like the more personal moments on the record, particularly "Kneel and Disconnect." Once that harmony part comes in it's great. It didn't really push anything new for PT, but it didn't really need to I don't think. For anyone who's interested in listening to PT, it might be a good record to give them as a little teaser I guess of all the things they can expect to hear on other PT records.
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