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Porcupine Tree - The Incident (vinyl)
Porcupine Tree's most ambitious statement of intent to date, available in 180g vinyl.
The seeds of the idea that led to The Incident came to Steven Wilson whilst caught up in a motorway traffic jam driving past an accident. "There was a sign saying 'police - incident' and everyone was slowing down to rubber neck what had happened," he recalls. "Afterwards, it struck me that 'incident' is a very detached word for something so destructive and traumatic for the people involved. Then I had the sensation that the spirit of someone that had died in the car accident entered into my car and was sitting next to me."
"The irony of such a cold expression for such seismic events appealed to me, and I began to pick out other 'incidents' reported in the media and news," continues Wilson. "I wrote about the evacuation of teenage girls from a religious cult in texas, a family terrorizing its neighbours, a body found floating in a river by some people on a fishing trip, and more. Each song was written in the first person and tried to humanize the detached media reportage." Additionally, Wilson delved back into incidents in his own life that had profoundly affected him, including a lost childhood friendship, a sťance, his first love, and the day that he decided to give up secure employment to follow his dream of making music. The album's epic song, an 11-minute Pink Floyd flavoured masterpiece called Time Flies, for instance, begins with the line: "I was born in 1967." was possibly the most significant year in the history of rock music; Sergeant Pepper by The Beatles and the first albums by Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and The Doors were all released that year," says Steven. "I found myself wondering whether those facts were significant. Maybe it's why i ended up becoming a musician?"
Pushed for a succinct description Wilson calls The Incident: "A slightly surreal song cycle about beginnings and endings and the sense that 'after this, things will never be the same again'." The self-produced album is completed by four standalone compositions from band writing sessions last December - Flicker, Bonnie The Cat, Black Dahlia, and Remember Me Lover.
Please note that at present we are only selling the regular VINYL version - - the Special Edition vinyl has sold out and we are unlikely to get any more copies.
1. Occam's Razor (1.55)
2. The Blind House (5.47)
3. Great Expectations (1.26)
4. Kneel And Disconnect (2.03)
5. Drawing The Line (4.43)
6. The Incident (5.20)
7. Your Unpleasant Family (1.48)
8. The Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train (2.00)
9. Time Flies (11.40)
10. Degree Zero Of Liberty (1.45)
11. Octane Twisted (5.03)
12. The Seance (2.39)
13. Circle Of Manias (2.18)
14. I Drive The Hearse (6.41)
15. Flicker (3.42)
16. Bonnie The Cat (5.45)
17. Black Dahlia (3.40)
18. Remember Me Lover (7.28)
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