Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree are a rock band formed by Steven Wilson in 1987 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. They are know to combine elements of rock, ambient, psychedelic rock, krautrock, trance and in their recent albums - heavy metal. Many people hailed them as the modern day Pink Floyd. Although their popularity was at its peak and somehow limited to the nineties, a lot of people cherish their music till date.

Porcupine Tree's members are (from left to right)
    • Richard Barbieri (keyboard since 1993)
    • Steven Wilson (guitars, vocals, keyboard and various other instruments)
    • Gavin Harrison (drums since 2002)
    • Colin Edwin (bass guitar since 1993)

A compilation of some of their best songs

What's weird with them ?
Porcupine Tree have always had Uniting Albums - Most of their albums have uniting themes. 'In Absentia' loosely tells the story of a serial killer while 'Signify' is about the ways that people try to feel that their lives matter. Steven Wilson usually goes to the stage barefooted and most of his fans are proud of this. The band especially Steven does not like new technology. They do not like the concept of MP3 Players and feel that this brings down the love people have for true music. Its usual to find Steven commenting on this in his songs or live performances.


At the end, I leave you with this. This is Porcupine Tree @ Mood Indigo, IIT Bombay. I personally missed this, but all IITians who were there will surely remember the OAT going wild with Lazarus.