is one of most innovative and visionary men in rock music today, and when ever
he blesses us with new material whether it's one of his many projects or his
main band Porcupine Tree you never know what to expect, so always expect
the unexpected. And why not surprise us with a 55 minutes long track, which is
divided into fourteen parts, a song that covers all aspects of Porcupine Tree from the simple
phase that gave us albums like "Stupid Dream" and "Lightbulb Sun" through the
harder and darker periods that gave us "In Absentia", "Deadwing" and "Fear of a
Blank Planet", and all the way back to their earlier and more psychedelic phase
with their first four albums "Signify", "The Sky Moves Sideway", "Up the Downstair" and "On
the Sunday of Life".
Incident" captures the core of Porcupine Tree, and the vibe has more in
common with "Signify" than anything else. But that doesn't mean that they've taken a trip
back in time, not at all! This is big step forward and just a new chapter in the
musical universe called Porcupine Tree. The sounds collages and universe
have grown, the songs are profound and when the album finally opens up you will
discover all the finer pieces and all the finesse this album possesses.
on the album is the brilliant 'Time Flies' - the most complete song ever from
Steven Wilson & co., simply magnificent and "The
Incident" is yet another monumental milestone from one of the most influential bands
in progressive rock today, and a very strong contender for Album of the year in
my small world.