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Well, thanks to a response by ramtops to a message by drpete, and then a conversation on a private IRC server with ramtops and spride in which they were described as "Early Pink Floyd meets Prefab Sprout", I escaped the Blue Room at lunchtime, and returned clutching a Porcupine Tree CD.

And yeah, they are good. Nay, excellent. Many thanks to all for the recommendation. A delightful dose of modern psychedelia to lighten another day in Bromley...

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jaq
Aug. 14th, 2002 06:28 am (UTC)
Oh dear, not another one ;-)
ramtops
Aug. 14th, 2002 07:03 am (UTC)
:) - did you think my description accurate?
sbisson
Aug. 14th, 2002 02:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, but I'd probably throw in Loop Guru and FSOL to confuse things a bit more...
drpete
Aug. 14th, 2002 07:34 am (UTC)
Another convert. Excellent. The Stars Die compilation is an excellent place to start.

groliffe
Aug. 14th, 2002 02:31 pm (UTC)
If I'd known you didn't know about them, I'd have told you ages ago, but somehow I assumed you already knew. They used to do an excellent live show, don't know if they still do, they've not played anywhere small enough lately...
sbisson
Aug. 14th, 2002 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Ah well, sometimes these things come along at the right time...
green_amber
Aug. 16th, 2002 07:24 pm (UTC)
Q, I like Prefab Sprout a lot and Pink Floyd not much at all. Will I like them?
In the pseud Anne-and-Mike-obscure-female-singersongwriter-from-a-Commonwealth-country stakes I have come back from NZ with a vg album by a Chinese-maori bird..

Con
groliffe
Aug. 17th, 2002 03:37 am (UTC)
Whether you will like Porcupine Tree depends a lot on what you dislike about Pink Floyd, so it's difficult to say. My usual description of PT is that they are what you get when Prog Rock noticed that Trance music existed, so you get Trance with enough tune/progression to make it interesting. (They are not the only band to fit this description).

Their guitarist is the guy who enabled Fish to produce an album I thought approached his work with Marillion, (Sunsets on Empire) which may or may not help you make up your mind. I'd say if you like Spiritualised and/or Underworld then PT are worth checking out.

So who's your Chinese-Maori then? And did you get a chance to hear the Mutton Birds, or were they over here while you were there?
sbisson
Aug. 17th, 2002 04:40 am (UTC)
Pretty much what he said.
green_amber
Aug. 18th, 2002 04:11 am (UTC)
But I love Underworld and hate Marillion!!!
So no further on.
Maybe I'm conflicted..
sbisson
Aug. 18th, 2002 04:35 am (UTC)
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There are samples on the web site, of course. You could try it out from there... www.porcupinetree.com
groliffe
Aug. 18th, 2002 02:44 pm (UTC)
So you're going to have to see for yourself, since other's reports are obviously too subjective to help you. You will actually have to listen to some and find out what you think. Scary huh?

BTW, 'I Hate Marillion' is a pretty broad statement, given the number of mutations they've been through; personally I hate particular Marillion albums, and others are in my top ten of all time...
sbisson
Aug. 18th, 2002 02:50 pm (UTC)
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And of course, the Marillion and The Positive Light remix album, Tales From The Engine Room is one of the best (IMHO) trance albums ever...

I keep listening to the version of the "The Memory of Water" on that album. I put it up there with Union Jack's "Two Full Moons And A Trout"...
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