Sunday, October 11, 2009
Here are some more recent excerpts of Porcupine Tree in the news...
[porcupinetree.com] Porcupine Tree’s show at the Vic Theatre, Chicago prompted a reviewer in BuzzNews to declare "The sound from Porcupine Tree was absolutely stunning – crystal clear highs and crunchy, raucous lows. Colin Edwin (bass), Gavin Harrison (drums) and Richard Barbieri (keyboards) are always standout performers and amazing in their roles, but the real magic these past few tours for me has come from John Wesley (guitar, backing vocals) – the vocal harmonies that Wesley and Wilson execute in the live show are as close to perfect as I’ve seen."
There’s also an article by Dennis Cook for Jambase magazine which starts off at the Warfield gig in San Francisco. “Porcupine Tree's concerts strive to be an experience and not just another night on the town, and their fervent, ever-growing fan base worldwide speaks to the success of their efforts, despite an almost total non-acquiescence to traditional marketing schemes and consciously populist shaping.” The review goes on to an interview which Steven Wilson gave just before the show kicked off.
On Tuesday 6th October, SW attended a playback of the King Crimson 5.1 remixes at AIR studios in London. In front of an invited audience of journalists and members of King Crimson - including Robert Fripp, Peter Sinfield, Michael Giles, David Cross, Bill Bruford, John Wetton and Gavin Harrison - SW talked about the process of remixing KC’s 1969 debut, Lizard and Red. You can see more photos from the event over at DGMLive.
Finally, PT were featured in the November edition of Record Collector with a full page given over to a Q&A with SW. When asked where he saw himself in ten years time, this was his reply: “When I’m 50, I’m going to spend more time working as a producer. I have to turn down most invitations now, which breaks my heart. I’d love to start my own label, with quality packaging, like Creation, Factory, when I have time; even though I don’t have a family, which is how I make four records a year.”
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:30 AM