Porcupine Tree's Wilson Talks About New LP, Project With Opeth's Akerfeldt
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MTV.com has a in-depth article and discussion with Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson in which he ponders the impact of information technology on today's generation, talks about the upcoming "Fear of a Blank Planet" as well as his project with Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt (expected to surface in 2008) and a few other of the seven projects he is currently involved in.
Here's an excerpt about Porcupine Tree's upcoming album:
Fear of a Blank Planet, the follow-up to 2005's Deadwing, is a 50-minute suite of six tracks that features guest spots from Rush's Alex Lifeson and King Crimson's Robert Fripp. Wilson said the LP is more potent than any of the Tree's previous offerings. "It's a very intense listen," he admitted. "There isn't really any what you would call 'light relief' on this record in terms of songs you could take out and kind of get played on the radio. It's very intense, it's very dark, and it's really taking the whole idea of album-oriented rock music to the next level.
"It was very much conceived in the way bands used to conceive of records in the '70s, where you've got two sides of vinyl, and you can lay down a piece of music which is around the 50-minute mark, which plays in a continuous way, and deals with the same subject matter, and tried to kind of immerse you in a world for that time. That's always been the Porcupine Tree way, but we've definitely taken it to the next level."
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