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FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.25 | 2494 ratings

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FranMuzak
5 stars MY FAVOURITE OF 2007

No one can deny the influence of this band on music of this decade, call it Progressive, Alternative, Electronic... you name it. The way they do (or he does) things should be taken(they are already) as a path to follow. Mr. Wison and friends have proven that experimentation can be done smartly and evolution will take itīs natural way, and not in a forced way like other bands, going from one place to another without a clue.

In the past, PT has tryied to make music in very diffent ways but always sticked to a very recognizable style, changing slightly from album to album and usually succesfully. In this case it seems that they have found a sound that havenīt changed too much in the last three efforts. But that doesnīt mean that they are stock and evolution stopped. They are now more focused on the creativity and quality of their music, and it looks they are comfortable this way, because the kind of art they achieved in this recording shows it.

Iīts no coincidence that people of weight of Fripp and LIfeson looked towards this direction. They had to see something they didnīt see in others, and why now? Why not before? Many reasons could be explained, as the own SW had said about this partnership, but i think itīs because they saw a very mature band with lot of potencial, yes they already had it time ago, but now at the highest.

And also they feel like a more cohesive band, you can tell listening to the more participative Richard Barbieri, the experimentated Colin Edwin bass and the drumming of Gavin Harrison, who is to be called as one of the new stars on the sticks. And what else can be said about Steven, one of the most prolific artist in the rock industry.

This album could be the best theyīve done, but is very difficult for me to say because there are so many PT albums i love so much that i would feel a bit unfaithful. At least in terms of quality it is. Also i can say that contains one of the best songs ever:"Anesthetize", and one of the most beautiful mellow tracks: "Sentimental" which lirycs get deep in me.

When i thought there was no higher to reach, no new horizons to find, PT gave us Fear Of A Blank Planet. It seems that Porcupine Tree is still to give us more and more each time, their creativity seems endless and their music flawless.

Viva el Prog!

FranMuzak | 5/5 |

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