Album Of The Day: Porcupine Tree – Fear Of A Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree are one of the best progressive bands around at the moment mixing prog, psychedelia, metal, ambient and even trance to create a sound so epic that when you listen to it you actually dissapear into the music and look up after a while to realise you haven’t done anything in ages (this didn’t just happen to me while at work…)
Starting way back a year before I was born in 1987 as a bit of a joke this album released in 2007 two decades after formation is imo easily their best work. Consisting of only 6 songs it sounds short but in true prog spirit the quickest song is 5 minutes and the longest is 17.43 minutes!
The 17 minute epic ‘Anesthetize’ is also the best song on the album and the best song they have written. It is a long listen but seriously, try to get through it all, it is definitely worth it! (It’s so long Youtube has split it into two videos…)
The full album can be found on Spotify right here