This is it! Finally, the virtual masterstroke of genius every PORCUPINE TREE-fan knew they were capable of creating. Featuring a brilliant synthesis of all the best elements of their previous efforts, while straining away all the dross, what we get is nothing less than a beautiful, mouth-watering slab of delectable prime Porc.
"LBS" displays much of the song-oriented approach of "Stupid Dream", but, unlike "SD", with the pristine conceptual flow and experimental prowess radiantly intact. Every song on here is an unadulterated gem, so I won't even bother to cover the highlights. But, to give you a fair idea of the material, think "Wish You Here"-era PINK FLOYD meets "Sgt. Pepper"'s-era BEATLES meets pastoral Space-Pop meets tripped-out Psych-Metal meets celestial chamber music (?). Uh, whatever...
Words fail me. Just get it!
BTW, a recent interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt reveals that he's heard the demo for the next PORCUPINE TREE-album, and it's apparently going to be much darker and more experimental, and with a pronounced OPETH-influence!