Porcupine Tree — Point 3 (.3)
Album: In Absentia
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 2287
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Released: 2002
Length: 5:18
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Black the sky, weapons fly
Lay them waste for your race
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Such a fan of Steven Wilson. Saw his Hand.Cannot.Erase tour last November and sat through 3+ hours of bliss. Easily in my top 5 artists.
 RedGuitar wrote:

I first heard PT with Prodigal from this album.  Love these guys, especially the earlier stuff. Ordered Wilson's new album.

 
So what do you think?   

Took me a while to get into some songs and a couple of the lyrics strike me as lame (not fond of excessive use of clichés) but frankly, once again, Steven Wilson knocked it right out of the park as he has consistently done since the Raven album.  
dripping with content, PT creates energy...
My son once asked me to pick a song...any song, to do a sound check on a new audiophile stereo system.  I picked this one...We thoroughly enjoyed the 'test'.
Bump
 

westslope wrote:
In memory of Chris Squire.  

 


 kurtster wrote:
{#Snooty}  It revolves at 33 1/3 rpm. or 33.33333....
33.3 would actually be too slow. {#Wink}
 
. . . and 3(.3) would definitely be too slow, but I'm sure it would sound interesting . . .
I just swooned a lil bit from that Massive Attack "Angel" segue to this. Love it.
 westslope wrote:
10 since the third listen.  My favourite cut off the In Absentia album, perhaps the best album that PT put out.  

 
I first heard PT with Prodigal from this album.  Love these guys, especially the earlier stuff. Ordered Wilson's new album.


 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hmm, a vinyl record revolves at 33.3 rpm.
Just a coincidence, or . . . ?

 
{#Snooty}  It revolves at 33 1/3 rpm. or 33.33333....

33.3 would actually be too slow.
{#Wink}
10 since the third listen.  My favourite cut off the In Absentia album, perhaps the best album that PT put out.  
8 to 9

{#Clap}{#Drummer}
Hmm, a vinyl record revolves at 33.3 rpm.
Just a coincidence, or . . . ?
Woke up and had my morning coffee to PT and now the Sun is setting and I'm, er, WE are enjoying PT again. Thanks Bill for rounding out the day.
 westslope wrote:
In memory of Chris Squire.  

 
Yes.


Such a thrill, every single time.
In memory of Chris Squire.  
 Thin_Air wrote:
rossdogsdad wrote:
a bit like thom yorke?

same gender
 
They also both have the letters ‘t’, ‘e’, and ‘o’ in their names
 rossdogsdad wrote:
a bit like thom yorke?
 
same gender
a bit like thom yorke?


Meet Steven Wilson, the anti-Roger Waters
 DanielHLloyd wrote:
Any station that follows Rush with Porcupine Tree........is the greatest station in history. {#Notworthy}

 
Absolutely. There's a strong bass connection between Limelight and Point 3 (.3)!
Any station that follows Rush with Porcupine Tree........is the greatest station in history. {#Notworthy}
Rush to Porcupine Tree.  Brilliant transition.
 SmileOnADog wrote:

Does diversity not include us melanin-challenged types?  I can clap on the 2 and 4 beats so well you wouldn't even know I'm white.  Yeah I do love complex music with time signature changes, weird modal chord structures and all that (let's call it progressive, for lack of a better term) but I would never insult those who prefer music rooted in other cultures or sensibilities—or just like it simpler and from the gut (punk, rap, folk, country, any/all genres where applicable).

I'm increasingly shocked to find out that "PC" seems to be kind of a one way street...and the chilling effect it is starting to have on free speech and critical thought is frankly alarming.  People get shouted down, reasoning is out the window in some public "Justice Warrior" style encounters I've seen documented on video.  If I see more paid activists marching through the streets chanting about killing cops, I'm going to have to re-evaluate my "polite white liberal guilt" as it might be interpreted as just a sign of weakness by those who don't apparently don't share my "values" (e.g., love, humility, kindness, etc.).  The recent Milwaukee rioting incident where a black cop shot a black gun wielding man and the subsequent rioters called for "burning down the suburbs" (based only on mere rumors the cop was white and the suspect was unarmed and running away) is a wake up call for how crazy things could get once we sink to this level... http://bluelivesmatter.blue/bodycam-sylville-smith-milwaukee-shooting/   Martin Luther King would throw a fit if he saw this kind of stuff going on, and so should everyone who believes in his legacy and message.

 
Interesting comments Smile.  

The truth is that lots of brown and black people in the rest of the world (not just the rich OECD countries) also like British-style progressive rock/art rock/space rock but frankly it is largely a pasty-faced cultural phenomena.  

I personally do not have a lot of patience for political correctness.  Racism and bigotry are not acceptable excuses for political violence.  

The so-called oppressed also should take more responsibility for their own misery.   Be they Black Americans, First Nations in Canada or Palestinians suffering under the yoke of US-backed Israeli ethnic cleansing.

On occasion I have joked that my wife and I are white trash and I am amazed at the negative reaction of so many white people.  Must be a deep-seated sense of socio-economic class insecurity.   
I find Porcupine Tree music exhilarating,  life enhancing and superlative at all levels
 Love every minute.  
 westslope wrote:
Hoosfoos wrote:
         Music for white people.

White elitists to put a finer point on it.

 
Does diversity not include us melanin-challenged types?  I can clap on the 2 and 4 beats so well you wouldn't even know I'm white.  Yeah I do love complex music with time signature changes, weird modal chord structures and all that (let's call it progressive, for lack of a better term) but I would never insult those who prefer music rooted in other cultures or sensibilities—or just like it simpler and from the gut (punk, rap, folk, country, any/all genres where applicable).

I'm increasingly shocked to find out that "PC" seems to be kind of a one way street...and the chilling effect it is starting to have on free speech and critical thought is frankly alarming.  People get shouted down, reasoning is out the window in some public "Justice Warrior" style encounters I've seen documented on video.  If I see more paid activists marching through the streets chanting about killing cops, I'm going to have to re-evaluate my "polite white liberal guilt" as it might be interpreted as just a sign of weakness by those who don't apparently don't share my "values" (e.g., love, humility, kindness, etc.).  The recent Milwaukee rioting incident where a black cop shot a black gun wielding man and the subsequent rioters called for "burning down the suburbs" (based only on mere rumors the cop was white and the suspect was unarmed and running away) is a wake up call for how crazy things could get once we sink to this level... http://bluelivesmatter.blue/bodycam-sylville-smith-milwaukee-shooting/   Martin Luther King would throw a fit if he saw this kind of stuff going on, and so should everyone who believes in his legacy and message.
Two great drummers in a row (Peart then Harrison). Nice job Bill.
 hugogdt wrote:
Just had the pleasure of seeing Wilson on live a few days ago in Stockholm on one of the best live performances ever. Some PL songs in the second part of the show, awesome!! 

 
I saw him in Edmonton Canada last summer, freaking awesome.

something off my bucket list.


turn it LOUD
Now, we know why folks like living in Eastern Canada:  more concerts.  

No 2016 Steven Wilson concert in backwater Vancouver.  {#Frown}

Incidentally, bought 4 1/2 yet?  The re-do of Don't Hate Me song with Nina Tayeb singing (originally on the PT Stupid Dream CD) is great.

Jazzier.  
I just love this band/artist.  He's made an old genre seem fresh.
 hugogdt wrote:
Just had the pleasure of seeing Wilson on live a few days ago in Stockholm on one of the best live performances ever. Some PL songs in the second part of the show, awesome!! 

 
I saw him in montreal this week, and i agree wonderful show, the first part was his solo album hand.cannot.erase.  Just a great album, and a great performer.
Just had the pleasure of seeing Wilson on live a few days ago in Stockholm on one of the best live performances ever. Some PL songs in the second part of the show, awesome!! 
PT at their best!
 westslope wrote:

Yup, nothing like an aerial bombing raid to make folks feel happy......  Death from above.

That clever cuteness aside, this is perhaps my favourite cut off the In Absentia CD.  And one of my favourite contemporary songs about war. 

How are ya Deadwing?

 
I'm good Slope! Nice to see you are still out there kicking   {#Wave} Hugs for my PT bro!
 dpvest wrote:
when I hear a great segue, I just gotta pop in and say "great segue"  - seamless from Poe's Control...

 
Steven Wilson just played two nights at the Royal Albert Hall and Gavin Harrison joined the band for a few Porcupine Tree songs. Maybe there is hope after all?
when I hear a great segue, I just gotta pop in and say "great segue"  - seamless from Poe's Control...
 Deadwing wrote:
This makes me happy.

{#Music} 

 
Yup, nothing like an aerial bombing raid to make folks feel happy......  Death from above.

That clever cuteness aside, this is perhaps my favourite cut off the In Absentia CD.  And one of my favourite contemporary songs about war. 

How are ya Deadwing?
This makes me happy.

{#Music} 
Brilliant... 
Have always liked the sound of this band...and this cut makes me want to dig out some Ummagumma, some old KC, some old Kansas
Will be seeing Steven WIlson in Harrisburg PA this weekend.  He has done some great work, and his new piece, Hand.Cannot.Erase has much of the greatness of this album.

Any local peeps going?

We need to hear some PT music from their Signify CD


I spent 2009 the greater Boston area on a work project. Porcupine Tree albums formed the soundtrack for that year. Grateful to have met many great Bostonites and I will forever love PT's music.
PT is different. Subtle, interesting, enigmatic, well thought out and produced. I listen with and open and appreciative ear.
PT is different. Subtle, interesting, enigmatic, well thought out and produced. I listen with an open and appreciative ear.
If I may address myself to white people, honourable white people, and those who simply want to be white as well as those who don't care:

Is that not one wicked bass line?  

{#War} 
LowPhreak wrote:

Or not.

 
 {#Laughing}
 dwhayslett wrote:

But it has that truthiness.

 
Or not.
Great song.  Creeeeeepy album.