180 Gram Vinyl Record
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180-gram gatefold double LP on black vinyl
Breakthrough 2002 release now reissued on Kscope Records
In Absentia was Porcupine Tree's seventh studio album and the first in a run of three releases that for many fans represent the pinnacle of the band's artistic achievements.
After 2000's Lightbulb Sun, the album had a distinctly heavier tone, partly due to the addition of legendary drummer Gavin Harrison. The band's first for major label Lava / Atlantic Records, In Absentia features several of Porcupine Tree's most loved songs including "Trains," "The Sound of Muzak" and "Blackest Eyes."
While not a formal concept album, many of the songs have common themes related to serial killers, youthful innocence gone wrong, and observations about the modern world, setting a template for many of Wilson's future songs.
The album has been remastered by Steven Wilson and the 2017 master has features noticeably less compression and limiting in order to provide a more dynamic listening experience.
|1. Blackest Eyes|
|3. Lips Of Ashes|
|4. The Sound Of Muzak|
|5. Gravity Eyelids|
|6. Wedding Nails|
|9. The Creator Has A Mastertape|
|11. Heartattack In A Layby|
|12. Strip The Soul|
|13. Collapse The Light Into Earth|