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Porcupine Tree – Fear of a Blank Planet

Fear of a Blank Planet

Pretty simply, I really like this album and nearly as much as I liked In Abstentia. IGN has a much more eloquently written review of it than I could. My brain is still a bit fried after the drive from Kalamazoo back home.

Sabrina gifted me the DTS version of Deadwing and I loved the 5.1 surround mix. Fear of a Blank Planet was also released in two versions, the normal CD, and a Special edition that has the CD, a DVD with 5.1 and enhanced 24bit Stereo recordings, and a booklet. It’s times like these I wish I could plunk myself on the couch, turn up the receiver and zone out for a couple of hours without bothering the people living below me.

I think there are three basic PT camps. Pre-In Abstentia fans, Post-In Abstentia fans, and the one where I set my tent up, All-of-the-above. I love damn near everything PT has released. I enjoy the psychedelic rock segments and find them absolutely grand to program to, rockin’ with my headphones on, coding away. And I really enjoy their more modern progressive rock tracks that sneak into the mix as well.

If you get a chance to sample them at all (not just 30sec clips, but whole albums), I would really recommend giving them a shot. They could be the greatest band you never knew about. I’d never heard about them until I picked up a demo for In Abstentia from work, and I was immediately hooked. Imagine my surprise when I found out they’ve been releasing music since for the past 20 years. So if you like what you hear, there’s quite the library to dig into.

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  1. Terry April 3rd, 2009 8:05 pm

    I agree…I am a 50 year old progressive rock lover from the 70’s and got the recommendation from the headfi website for a newer prog rock band. I have yet to lisyen to the later stuff but love this and in abstentia.

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