History Music / PorcupineTree

7th Oct '17 1:23:26 AM SinNanna
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* AlbumIntroTrack: "Bornlivedie" and "Occam's Razor".
29th Sep '17 12:45:11 AM SinNanna
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* DarkerAndEdgier: More and more with each subsequent album, both musically and lyrically. While the band has always been morose, try comparing ''Lightbulb Sun'', which is esssntially a proggy alt-rock record with some sad and macabre themes, to ''In Absentia'', a borderline progressivs metal record which prominently deals with serial killers, to see just how much darker the band got later on.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: More and more with each subsequent album, both musically and lyrically. While the band has always been morose, try comparing ''Lightbulb Sun'', which is esssntially a proggy alt-rock record with some sad and macabre themes, to ''In Absentia'', a borderline progressivs progressive metal record which prominently deals with serial killers, to see just how much darker the band got later on.


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* IAmTheBand: Music/StevenWilson for the first few years of the band's existence.


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* NightmareFace: On the cover of ''In Absentia''.
29th Sep '17 12:42:39 AM SinNanna
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* DarkerAndEdgier: More and more with each subsequent album, both musically and lyrically. While the band has always been morose, try comparing ''Lightbulb Sun'', which is esssntially a proggy alt-rock record with some sad and macabre themes, to ''In Absentia'', a borderline progressivs metal record which prominently deals with serial killers, to see just how much darker the band got later on.


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* SerialKiller: Several songs on ''In Absentia'', most prominently "Strip the Soul", are about this.
30th Jun '17 8:27:39 PM SinNanna
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* SoleSurvivor: "A Smart Kid" is about the last person left alive on eartg after a nuclear holocaust. Eventually, they seem to encounter passing aliens and beg to be taken with them.

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* SoleSurvivor: "A Smart Kid" is about the last person left alive on eartg earth after a nuclear holocaust. Eventually, they seem to encounter passing aliens and beg to be taken with them.them, though it could also be interpreted as a DyingDream.
30th Jun '17 8:20:48 PM SinNanna
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* DroneOfDread: Used quite often, most notably in "Light Mass Prayers".



* MushroomSamba: "Voyage 34" is an hour long simulation of an LSD trip.



* {{Sampling}}: All of their earlier albums feature sampled speech at some point, especially ''Signify''. "Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled" from ''Lightbulb Sun'' samples a speech made by the leader of the religious {{cult}} Heaven's Gate shortly before they committed mass suicide.

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* {{Sampling}}: All of their earlier albums feature sampled speech at some point, especially ''Signify''. "Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled" from ''Lightbulb Sun'' samples a speech made by the leader of the religious {{cult}} Heaven's Gate shortly before they committed mass suicide.suicide, while "Voyage 34" samples Timothy Leary and various other people talking about the various positive effects of LSD.


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* SoleSurvivor: "A Smart Kid" is about the last person left alive on eartg after a nuclear holocaust. Eventually, they seem to encounter passing aliens and beg to be taken with them.
30th Jun '17 6:08:59 PM SinNanna
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* AfterTheEnd: "A Smart Kid" and "Radioactive Toy" are about a nuclear war.


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* CultColony: "The Blind House" is about a particularly abusive example, inspired by actual polygamist cults in the US.
12th May '17 2:46:34 PM Maxiboy136
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The re-released editions of ''Up the Downstair'' and ''The Sky Moves Sideways'' replace the programmed drums with real recorded drumming from Gavin Harrison.



* {{Recut}}: The re-released editions of ''Up the Downstair'' and ''The Sky Moves Sideways'' replace the sampled drums with real drumming from Gavin Harrison.
3rd Feb '17 9:58:56 AM SinNanna
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1st Feb '17 5:45:40 PM PaulA
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** ''Fear of a Blank Planet'': Told from the viewpoint of a teenager in modern day society, isolated and alienated by prescription drugs and mass media. According to that other [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_a_Blank_Planet#Concept wiki]] it was heavily influenced by Creator/BretEastonEllis' novel ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Park Lunar Park]]''.

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** ''Fear of a Blank Planet'': Told from the viewpoint of a teenager in modern day society, isolated and alienated by prescription drugs and mass media. According to that other [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_a_Blank_Planet#Concept wiki]] it was heavily influenced by Creator/BretEastonEllis' novel ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Park Lunar Park]]''.''Literature/LunarPark''.
10th Jan '17 3:48:28 PM Xtifr
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