Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (CD)

Porcupine Tree

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Post Rock
Number of Discs
1
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Title
In Absentia
Media
CD
BarCode
075678360428
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Atlantic
Department
Music
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
075678360428
Previews

Rolling Stone (12/12/02, p.94) - "...Dense, dark Seventies prog-rock ambition....Their heaviest album yet..."
CMJ (10/7/02) - "...A quirky, totally left of center release....IN ABSENTIA is one of those albums that begs to be listened to from the first note to the closing outro..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Blackest Eyes
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Trains
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Lips Of Ashes
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] The Sound Of Muzak
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Gravity Eyelids
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Wedding Nails
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Prodigal
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] 3
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] The Creator Has A Mastertape
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Heart Attack In A Lay-By
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Strip The Soul
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Collapse The Light Into Earth
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Data track
Country
South Africa
Genre
Pop / Rock
Release Date
1 March 2006
Duration
68m 20s
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Blackest Eyes
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Trains
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Lips of Ashes
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Sound of Muzak, The
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Gravity Eyelids
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Wedding Nails
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Prodigal
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] 3
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Creator Has a Mastertape, The
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Heartattack in a Lay By
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Strip the Soul
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Collapse the Light into Earth
Notes

This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Porcupine Tree: Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson.
Additional personnel: John Wesley (vocals, guitar); Aviv Geffen (background vocals).
Recorded at Avatar Studio, New York, New York between March & April 2002.
Personnel: John Wesley (guitar, background vocals); Julian Leaper, Perry Mason, Warren Zielinski, Mark Berrow, Katherine Shave, David Woodcock, Rebecca Hirsch, Paul Willey, Ben Cruft, Boguslaw Kostecki, Rita Manning, Everton Nelson, Johnathan Rees, Gavyn Wright, Jackie Shave (violin); Gustav Clarkson, Peter Lale, Kate Musker, Bruce White (viola); Chris Laurence, Mary Scully (double bass).
Audio Mixer: Tim Palmer.
Recording information: Air Lyndhurst, London, England (03/2002-04/2002); Avatar Studio, New York, NY (03/2002-04/2002); New Rising, Colchester, England (03/2002-04/2002); No Man's Land, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England (03/2002-04/2002); Red Room Recorders, Tampa, FL (03/2002-04/2002).
Photographer: John Blackford.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gavin Harrison; Richard Barbieri; Colin Edwin.
Arranger: David Gregory.
There's a breed of (post-1980s) bands with the same degree of grand rock experimentalism as Pink Floyd and Yes, who simultaneously adhere to the concept of concise songwriting. Porcupine Tree is one such band--their sound is a balance of lush ambient textures, charming vocal harmonies, rock & roll directness, and acoustically- and electronically-generated sounds. Their debut IN ABSENTIA shows all these elements in place, rich with the likely possibility of them becoming a contemporary counterpart to Pink Floyd.

Date Released
2002-10-01
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Porcupine Tree
Producer
Steven Wilson
Artists
  1. Porcupine Tree
Distributor
WEA (Distributor)
Engineer
Paul Northfield
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Barry, South Africa. 11 August 2016

Probably Porcupine Tree's most respected album and probably the most metal-influenced of their output. Grabs the attention from the first track and hangs on grimly until the last. Visceral in the main, with brilliant tender interludes, a modern prog masterpiece that will also please fans of most types of heavy rock.

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