Monday, April 9, 2007

Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet (post rock - 2007)

Back in the 90's Purcupine Tree were hailed as the next Pink Floyd. Albums like On The Sunday of Life (1991), The Sky Moves Sideways (1995) and Lightbulb Sun (2000) were indeed heavily influenced by these pioneers of space rock, but Purcupine Tree managed to develop a style of their own by encorporating elements of neo progressive rock and electronic music into their sound.

By 2005 however, the band seemed to want to take a different course of action. They mostly abandoned the electronica elements and sounded much less airy and ambient than they did earlier. Their album Deadwing was the firts phase of PT's musical transition.
The band's latest album, Fear Of A Blank Planet, introduces us to an even grungier, much more rock oriented sound. This 'back to basics' approach doens't necessarily mean the band are aiming for a more mainstream sound though. It's just a means to direct attention towards the songwriting rather than the soundscaping... In conclusion, PT might sound a lot less complex than they used to, they are still way above most avarage alternative rock bands.

Get it here.

8 comments:

a r n e l said...

Zeer degelijke blog heb je hier, Salty Dog. (maar waar heb ik jouw naam eerder gezien - modezaken niet meegerekend. Welk forum?)
Je hebt blijkbaar een zeer brede smaak. Ik kom hier zeker vaker....

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