Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet 4. My experience with Steven Wilson related material is limited. Very limited, in fact. As far as I know, Opeth's Damnation would probably be the first album that I have listened to which Wilson had helped put together. And I loved Damnation. After observing the proggy influences of Damnation and knowing that Steven Wilson was part of progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, I was definitely looking forward to hearing the band's newest album, Fear of a Blank Planet.
And after hearing Porcupine Tree's latest output, their ninth since the band's inception in , I'd have to say that the album could definitely be one of the year's stronger releases.
At 51 minutes, Fear of a Blank Planet isn't exactly the longest record you'll ever hear, especially in the progressive rock. As there are only six tracks, the dangers of trying to add too much to one song just for the sake to increasing the runtime is ever present. But for the most part, Porcupine Tree does not fall victim to this trap.
From the beginning of the title track to the closing notes of Sleep Together, the quartet manages make nearly every moment of every track count. With Fear of a Blank Planet, Steven Wilson guides the listener through a dark, bleak journey through Wilson's pessimistic view today's youth.
Whether or not you share his beliefs is beside the point. Porcupine Tree manages to take the sense of apathy displayed by the lyrical work and reflect it in the melancholy of the music. Sometimes calm and haunting, as can be heard in Sentimental, other times monstrous and faced paced like in the title track, Porcupine Tree does a very good job in creating a captivating atmosphere which engages the listener quite well.
At it is quite obvious that the centrepiece of Fear of a Blank Planet is the third track, titled Anesthetize. While perhaps a little bit on the lengthy side, the song combines both the angry, high paced attitudes as well as the chilling sombre attitudes. Particularly effective in getting the song's point across is the vocal efforts of Steven. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
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One of the first songs that Wilson wrote for the album during this period, called "Always Recurring" which is an unreleased track , would later be recycled lyrically and sonically, for use in the track "What Happens Now? The Blackfield album was finished in June so Wilson travelled back to London and met the other band members to work on the material he had been writing. These sessions took place between July and August and produced a good number of songs from which just six were picked for the record.
The band started a short tour in September to promote it, during which the six new songs selected for the forthcoming album were performed at the first half of the shows. They contacted King Crimson's guitarist Robert Fripp, he provided some soundscapes to the song  and lead guitar for the track "Nil Recurring", an instrumental song not included in the album but later released in the EP of the same name along with "Cheating the Polygraph".
Around the time of the recording, Wilson read an interview in Classic Rock magazine in which Rush 's guitarist Alex Lifeson had mentioned he was a big fan of Porcupine Tree. Wilson quickly got in touch with Alex to ask him if he would like to play on the album. Lifeson was pleased to contribute  so Wilson wrote a section of the song "Anesthetize" for him to play a solo on it. Alex recorded the solo in his own studio and sent it to Wilson.
The album recording process was finished in December of the same year. The lyrics deal with two typical neurobehavioural developmental disorders affecting teenagers in the 21st century: bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder , and also with other common behaviour tendencies of youth like escapism through prescription drugs , social alienation caused by technology , and a feeling of vacuity—a product of information overload by the mass media.
In an interview with Revolver magazine, Wilson described the main character of the story as " The songs on Fear of a Blank Planet seem to have a connection not just between the lyrics but also musically; every track flows into the next, comprising a single fifty-minute piece of music. That's always been the Porcupine Tree way, but we've definitely taken it to the next level. A few days after the mixing and recording processes were finished, Wilson unveiled the 5.
Additionally, there was a third pre-release listening party without the presence of Steven Wilson in the Club Phoenix of Brisbane later on 14 April, organised by OzProg. On 12 April, the CD came out in parts of Europe four days earlier than intended, and was soon leaked onto the internet. On 6 August, on their official website, Porcupine Tree announced a new EP was going to be released on 17 September the same year named Nil Recurring , featuring four tracks just under 30 minutes of music that were written during the Fear of a Blank Planet sessions, including the title track featuring Robert Fripp on guitar, and "Cheating the Polygraph".
The song "My Ashes" was featured in the American television series The Shield in episode 81, entitled " Animal Control ", which originally aired on 7 October On 18 April , two days after the European release of the album, the band embarked on an extensive tour until the end of the year, with a short break during August and September resuming in October.
During the first run of shows, the band played all of the album either in one go, or spread throughout the set. For the second run of shows after the release of Nil Recurring this was stopped. Once again, Lasse Hoile worked with the band creating a video to accompany the performance of the whole album.
Starting in Glasgow , the tour led the band through many major international music festivals such as the twins Hurricane Festival and Southside Festival in Germany , the Download Festival at Donington Park , the Voodoo Music Experience of New Orleans , and the Ilosaarirock Festival in Finland their first show ever in this country ; a radio broadcast from this performance was recorded and later remastered by the band for a release in March under the title Ilosaarirock , given away to members of the Residents of a Blank Planet ticketing club.
The tour continued in April , with their first appearance ever in Australia , where they played three consecutive dates from 25 to 27 April in Melbourne , Sydney and Brisbane respectively.Porcupine Tree "Fear Of A Blank Planet": Sunlight coming through the haze No gaps in the blinds To let it inside The bed is unmade, Some musi Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet Lyrics | newwave.zulkikreegavinrarathorgagra.infoinfo