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Artist: Porcupine Tree

Date Released: September, 1996

Label: Delerium

Produced By: Steven Wilson


  1. Bornlivedie (1:41)
  2. Signify (3:26)
  3. Sleep Of No Dreaming (5:24)
  4. Pagan (1:34)
  5. Waiting (Phase One) (4:24)
  6. Waiting (Phase Two) (6:15)
  7. Sever (5:30)
  8. Idiot Prayer (7:37)
  9. Every Home Is Wired (5:08)
  10. Intermediate Jesus (7:29)
  11. Light Mass Prayers (4:28)
  12. Dark Matter (8:57)

2004 Bonus Disc

  1. Wake As Gun I (3:29)
  2. Hallogallo (3:37)
  3. Signify (3:27)
  4. Waiting (6:56)
  5. Smiling Not Smiling (3:49)
  6. Wake As Gun II (2:06)
  7. Neural Rust (5:53)
  8. Dark Origins (6:54)
  9. Sever Tomorrow (6:04)
  10. Nine Cats (Acoustic Version) (4:08)


Considered the best Porcupine Tree album by many Porcupine Tree fans, Signify marks a change in the band's music. More rock oriented, Signify approaches pop, but taking some of the ambiental/space/psychadelic improvisations like it's predecessor Sky Moves Sydeways. This is like Porcupine Tree's Dark Side of the Moon.

All the band members shows very talent in their instruments like Steven Wilson's superb guitar solo in Waiting phase I a la David Gilmour (or should i say a la Steven Wilson ?), Chris Maitland varied and pleasant repertory at the drumms (like in the Intermediate Jesus jam or in the superb jazz-rock Waiting Phase II), the talent of keyboardist Barbieri in creating delusional landscapes and the bass-lines improvisations of Colin Edwin.

It is a vary varied album, from the explosive rock instrumental "Signify" (a la RUSH techno- rock); the catchy melodies of Sever, Sleep of no Dreaming and Waiting phase I (with its jazz derivations); the superb innovative space/ambiental/pshyco jams of Intermediate Jesus and Waiting Phase II; the danceable pshyco Idiot Prayer and the ambiental catchy Dark Matter, which resembles Peter Gabriel era Genesis.

Steven Wilson and his fellows reached to make a very pleasant and cohesive album. One of the best progressive rock albuns of the 90's, shows all the talent and originality of Steven Wilson.

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