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Album review: Octane Twisted - Porcupine Tree

JAMES BELFIELD
Last updated 05:00 20/01/2013
Octane Twisted - Porcupine Tree
Octane Twisted - Porcupine Tree

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OCTANE TWISTED
Porcupine Tree
(Southbound)

The prickly Porcupine problem over whether the band still exists isn't really addressed by putting out a double album featuring two performances recorded in April and October 2010.

The prog prince Steve Wilson has solo projects heading jazz-wards while the other Tree-folk have tended towards the metallic (something Wilson is apparently "tired of").

Having said that, this double-CD features all that's best about PT's Can-noodlery and Dark Side of the Moon-gazing distilled into a full performance of 2009's Grammy nominated The Incident and classic highlights from the 13-month tour's finale at a sold-out Royal Albert Hall.

Feel free to chuckle and whisper "Marillion" if you want to - whether they carry on or not, these Porcupines have had two decades at the top of the prog-rock tree and there's very little out there to touch them.

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