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In Absentia

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Despite already existing for exactly 15 years, Porcupine Tree released its best album yet with In Absentia, or at least one of its most notable. Stepping away from their perhaps over-used psychedelic experimentation, the band decided to adopt a beefed up heavy/prog rock approach, combining influences from Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath with Queensrÿche and Dream Theater. This could have been down to the change of drummers from Chris Maitland to Gavin Harrison, but the singer and main songwriter Steven Wilson was also a catalyst for this change. This stylistic shift is explained by his newfound familiarity with the book that would go on to inspire Jonas Åkerlund’s shocking film Lords of Chaos, dedicated to the somewhat extreme Scandinavian black metal scene. His outlook after that would be forever altered, and the album cover would just have to be scary, without forgetting the three main themes: serial killers, the loss of youthful innocence, and a criticism of the modern world.

However In Absentia isn’t the soundtrack to a slasher film, but rather an album that tries to understand why certain individuals go through with the awful things they do. Lips Of Ashes tells the story of a guy madly in love with someone – but the feeling isn’t mutual – so he kills the object of his attention so that they belong to him forever, whereas The Creator Has a Mastertape is the story of a father who tortures his son and records it so he can listen on repeat… But while the album kicks off with a guitar-heavy introduction (Blackest Eyes), the rest is a lot more accessible, wavering between ballads and soaring melodies. Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Marillion and even U2 are just a few of the names that come to mind when listening. A long 68-minute album that ends with a beautiful piano-voice combination Collapse the Light Into the Earth. © Christian Eudeline/Qobuz

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1
Blackest Eyes (Remastered)
00:04:24

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

2
Trains (Remastered)
00:06:00

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

3
Lips Of Ashes (Remastered)
00:04:42

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

4
The Sound Of Muzak (Remastered)
00:04:59

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

5
Gravity Eyelids (Remastered)
00:08:00

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

6
Wedding Nails (Remastered)
00:06:33

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

7
Prodigal (Remastered)
00:05:36

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

8
.3 (Remastered)
00:05:26

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

9
The Creator Has A Mastertape (Remastered)
00:05:20

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

10
Heartattack In A Layby (Remastered)
00:04:33

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

11
Strip The Soul (Remastered)
00:07:17

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

12
Collapse The Light Into Earth (Remastered)
00:05:47

Porcupine Tree, MainArtist - Steven Wilson, Writer - Warner/Chappell North America Ltd, MusicPublisher

2020 Kscope 2020 Kscope, a division of Snapper Music Ltd

Album Description

Despite already existing for exactly 15 years, Porcupine Tree released its best album yet with In Absentia, or at least one of its most notable. Stepping away from their perhaps over-used psychedelic experimentation, the band decided to adopt a beefed up heavy/prog rock approach, combining influences from Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath with Queensrÿche and Dream Theater. This could have been down to the change of drummers from Chris Maitland to Gavin Harrison, but the singer and main songwriter Steven Wilson was also a catalyst for this change. This stylistic shift is explained by his newfound familiarity with the book that would go on to inspire Jonas Åkerlund’s shocking film Lords of Chaos, dedicated to the somewhat extreme Scandinavian black metal scene. His outlook after that would be forever altered, and the album cover would just have to be scary, without forgetting the three main themes: serial killers, the loss of youthful innocence, and a criticism of the modern world.

However In Absentia isn’t the soundtrack to a slasher film, but rather an album that tries to understand why certain individuals go through with the awful things they do. Lips Of Ashes tells the story of a guy madly in love with someone – but the feeling isn’t mutual – so he kills the object of his attention so that they belong to him forever, whereas The Creator Has a Mastertape is the story of a father who tortures his son and records it so he can listen on repeat… But while the album kicks off with a guitar-heavy introduction (Blackest Eyes), the rest is a lot more accessible, wavering between ballads and soaring melodies. Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Marillion and even U2 are just a few of the names that come to mind when listening. A long 68-minute album that ends with a beautiful piano-voice combination Collapse the Light Into the Earth. © Christian Eudeline/Qobuz

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