Tuesday, February 16, 2010

News: Porcupine Tree's The Incident DVD-Audio edition available for pre-order

The more I listen to Porcupine Tree's latest opus, the more I love it. It's a well known fact amongst Progophiles (I made up a word! Look at me!) that whenever a band releases an album consisting of one very long song, you have to give it some time before you can decided whether you like it or not. The Incident is surely a great grower of an album. If you've only given it a couple of spins, I suggest trying it again. It gets better with each and every listen.

If you haven't yet realized, I adore listening to music in 5.1 surround sound. Every Porcupine Tree album going back to Stupid Dream has been released in this format and each one count amongst the best surround mixes of rock music ever. Simply amazing stuff. You can now pre-order The Incident on DVD-Audio exclusively on the PT store starting today. If you have a decent stereo system and love listening to music on the couch, then this is a must have. Not only is there the entire album mixed in high-resolution 5.1, but also a higher quality version of the regular stereo mix. Count all that in with a photo gallery, music videos and exclusive instrumental versions of Black Dahlia and Flicker and surely you have a winner. Steven Wilson's mixing of the King Crimson catalogue has been just excellent and you can be sure he treats his own music with as much skill and respect.

Porcupine Tree - Official Website
This edition features the 5.1 mix of the album in advanced resolution/MLP lossless 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 digital surround sound, and 24 bit stereo, and also includes the videos for Time Flies and Octane Twisted, a 30 second TV spot, and a photo gallery set to exclusive instrumental mixes of Black Dahlia and Flicker.

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