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Luminol
December 13, 2012 10:32 AM   Subscribe

Luminol, a song by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame, performed live in Mexico City. 12 minutes long and worth every minute.
posted by Rory Marinich (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
And here is Jean-Luc Ponty 37 years earlier. Just in case you think this rock is progressive.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:54 AM on December 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


While I prefer Steven Wilson when he's more focused/ concise, this has a lot of nice moments. I especially like the ring-modulated keyboard.
posted by Jpfed at 10:55 AM on December 13, 2012


Just in case you think this rock is progressive.

This strikes me as a weird and passive-aggressive first comment to make in a thread.
posted by Rory Marinich at 10:58 AM on December 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I never heard of this before and I loved it. Thanks for the link.
posted by jabo at 11:33 AM on December 13, 2012


Against prog rock, even the punks raged in vain.

Love it.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:43 AM on December 13, 2012


Why can't it be progressive? Or do you mean "first."
posted by From Bklyn at 12:32 PM on December 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks for this. PT's In Absentia and Deadwing are both very accessible, yet deep albums.
posted by ikalliom at 1:09 PM on December 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


The entire DVD is one peak after another, the sound quality is astonishing.
posted by Ber at 1:09 PM on December 13, 2012


In Absentia and Deadwing are both very accessible, yet deep albums.

QFT. The prog rock organ of my musical brain was weened on these albums. Also give a listen to Nil Recurring EP, Fear Of A Blank Planet, and Stupid Dream, which complete the more comprehensible half of their oeuvre. For kicks, check out their debut ironic album, Tarquin's Seaweed Farm, which contains these gems.

Luminol is beautiful and stimulating but I prefer Wilson when he's constrained by PT and Gavin's rolling licks. Sadly, their days may be over. Wilson has been ambiguous, even disinterested, regarding future collaboration.
posted by troll at 8:40 PM on December 13, 2012


I prefer In Absentia to Deadwing, but it was interesting seeing the evolution of PT when Wilson discovered metal (and this Wilson-produced Opeth album as the other side of the coin).
posted by ersatz at 4:58 AM on December 14, 2012


Color me underwhelmed.
Some of you might want to check out Volker Kriegel's Castel Fiora instead.
A 13+ minutes piece, that's seriously whole and round, al fine.
posted by The Dot at 9:40 AM on December 16, 2012


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