Jim Dalrymple and Merlin Mann have a great podcast over on The Loop. Highly commend it as a gentle, humorous, not too techy podcast that centers on Apple, associated tech and music.

I have just listened to their recent podcast (number 22 to be precise), from December 10th.

As so often, there was the inevitable digression into music, but unusually this week, they included  a detour through ‘progressive music’. It was started by a tweet (I think) from ‘Mr Mike’ – who brought up three bands. Dream Theater (founded in 1985), Porcupine Tree (founded in 1987) and Anathema (founded in 1990). On the show they were described as ‘new’. As you can see, they are not.

So – to my letter … (and please – more joining in the fun and adding some context, than ‘having a go’ … enjoy.) Continue reading

How wonderfully coincidental. In Abstentia was the first Porcupine Tree album that I owned and through which, became aware of who Wilson was. Of course – by then (13 years ago) he already had a catalogue that most artists only dream of.

The hardback book looks at material from throughout Wilson’s career, starting with 2002 Porcupine Tree album In Absentia and ending with this year’s solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase.

[ Source : antiMusic.com ]