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Posted on February 12, 2008

On the back of the release of the excellent EP ‘Nil Recurring’, companion to one of the year’s stand-out albums in ‘Fear Of A Blank Planet’, Porcupine Tree are embarking on their second UK & European tour of the year. And of course Planet Loud were there to harass the keyboard wizard Richard Barbieri into answering a few questions…

Planet Loud – The new EP has just been released through Transmission/Burning Shed. What was the though process behind writing and recording the two new tracks to go with the two from the original sessions?
Porcupine Tree – The two newly recorded tracks were from the original sessions, but weren’t developed at the time; when we did the album we had the album tracks plus two or three others that were fully developed, and then it was a case of choosing the tracks we wanted for the album. But there were also other ideas that we didn’t take any further so that was really the beginnings of those extra tracks, we just did some more work and arrangements on them and thought they were pretty strong as well, so we can actually make an EP that’s going to be of some value to the fans instead of just a couple of new tracks and some things they’ve already got.

To see the rest of the interview at Planet Loud click here

Source: Planet Loud


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