Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree is a rock band formed by Steven Wilson in 1987 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. Their music is associated with both psychedelic rock and progressive rock, yet having been influenced by trance, krautrock and ambient due to Steven Wilson and Richard Barbieri's penchant for the Kosmische Musik scene of the early 1970s, led by bands such as Tangerine Dream, Neu! and Can. Since the early 2000s (decade), their music has been leaning towards progressive metal and alternative rock.

The band is noted for its multimedia approach, with its live performances including screens displaying a different film projection to each song. This visual element was introduced during the tour for the In Absentia album, when the band started to work with Danish photographer and filmmaker Lasse Hoile. This involvement created a distinctive image for the band.

Despite being signed to both Roadrunner and Atlantic labels, the band has their own record label, Transmission, which they use to launch some independent releases and special editions of their albums. In 2007 the band was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album with their album Fear of a Blank Planet and then again in 2010 with The Incident.

After the release and touring in support of their tenth studio album, The Incident, the band became inactive as Wilson began to focus on his solo career. While they have not broken up, they also have no particular plans beyond "someday", with members all working on separate projects, and Wilson committing himself to his solo work through most of 2013.

Read more about Porcupine Tree:  Band Members, Discography

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History - Collaborative Era - Blackfield I (2000-2005)
... Geffen, a fan of Porcupine Tree and Wilson, invited the band to play shows in Israel in 2000 ... Geffen performed backing vocals on two tracks on Porcupine Tree's In Absentia album, "The Sound of Muzak" and "Prodigal" ... Geffen's band "The Mistakes." Outside of Israel, the band has received constant comparison to Porcupine Tree, Wilson's most popular project ...
Lasse Hoile
... close work with Steven Wilson and his projects Porcupine Tree and Blackfield ... also been recognized for directing videos and creating a number of their album sleeves for Porcupine Tree since the release of In Absentia in 2002 ... Later in 2005, he was able to direct the recording of Porcupine Tree's first live performance DVD, Arriving Somewhere.. ...
Transmission (record Label) - Releases
... The following is a chronological list of the albums Porcupine Tree has released through "Transmission" label so far, and their respective version numbers ...
List Of Concept Albums - P
... Buster Poindexter - Buster's Happy Hour Porcupine Tree - Deadwing Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet Porcupine Tree - The Incident Powerman 5000 - Tonight the Stars Revolt! Pretty Things – S.F ...
Porcupine Tree Discography - Limited Editions
... LP These recordings are taken from the very first Porcupine Tree live performances ... Porcupine Tree Sampler 2005 March 2005 Transmission CD XMII June 2005 Transmission CD We Lost the Skyline February 2008 March 2008 Transmission Tonefloat CD LP ...

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