UK prog rockers Porcupine Tree have released a video for brand new song, the powerful Herd Culling, which you can watch below.
Herd Culling is taken from Closure/Continuation, the band’s first new album since 2009’s The Incident, and which will be released through Music For Nations on June 24.
“It was the final song written for the album,” explains Steven Wilson. “When the rest of the songs were assembled we felt there was still musically a “hole” for something dramatic in the middle of the album, so it became the only song written as a three way collaboration between all of us. Beginning with Gavin coming up with an unusual rhythm in 11 (he’ll never give you something easy!), it was then a case of myself and Richard finding the music, and both of us working with sequenced electronics and sound design, alongside the quiet/loud guitar dynamics.
“The full 7 minute version is a musical storytelling which features several other sections, but I think the edit works quite well as a more conventionally structured piece too – a smaller bite of music. Lyrically it’s about a very specific event in history, but it also deals with the broader theme of paranoia in the modern age – someone or something is coming up your driveway or in your front garden, and their/its motives are unclear. The title obviously takes on extra resonance in our Covid times.”
Closure/Continuation will be available as a seven track album on standard CD/double vinyl/coloured vinyl or limited cassette. The deluxe LP version comes on audiophile approved crystal clear vinyl as a 3xLP 45rpm boxset with two bonus tracks; the deluxe CD & Bluray boxset comes with three bonus tracks, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album, all housed in an exclusive art book. You can see a product shot below.
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- Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation - Silver Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $42.34, €40.59 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jun-2022 12:05)on June 30, 2022 at 10:36 am
PORCUPINE TREE Closure/Continuation (2022 UK/EU exclusive limited edition 7-track double album 2-LP pressed on Silver Vinyl - one of the UK's most forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands return with their first new music in twelve years. Housed inside a wide-spine picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation - White Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $36.29, €34.79 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jun-2022 11:59)on June 30, 2022 at 10:36 am
PORCUPINE TREE Closure/Continuation (2022 UK/EU retail exclusive limited edition 7-track double album 2-LP pressed on White Vinyl - one of the UK's most forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands return with their first new music in twelve years. Housed inside a wide-spine picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34: Remastered - UK - CD album - £14.99, $18.14, €17.39 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 15:51)on June 30, 2022 at 10:36 am
PORCUPINE TREE Voyage 34 (2017 UK/EU limited edition 4-track remastered CD reissue of their 2000 compilation album featuring a collection of four tracks which were recorded in 1992 & 1993, including the original full length version of Phase IV. The disc comes issued in the gatefold picture sleeve which retains its hype-stickered resealable outer bag)
- Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring - Digipak - UK - CD album - £9.99, $12.09, €11.59 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2022 10:12)on June 30, 2022 at 10:36 am
PORCUPINE TREE Nil Recurring (2015 UK reissue of their 2007 4-track CD EP release which is composed of four tracks written during the 'Fear of a Blank Planet' recording sessions with a special guest appearance from King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp on lead guitar on the opening instrumental track. The disc comes issued in the digipak sleeve complete with the picture / lyric booklet)
- Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere... - Blu-Ray & 2CDs - UK - 3-disc CD/DVD Set - £19.99, $24.19, €23.19 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2022 16:02)on June 30, 2022 at 10:36 am
PORCUPINE TREE Arriving Somewhere... (2018 UK/EU Deluxe Edition triple-disc set comprising a Blu-Ray comprising live footage from their Deadwing tour with bonus extras including a German TV Rockpalast broadcast, 'Lazarus' promo,live films and more plus live audio recordings from the performance pressed TWO CDs. All three discs look barely played issued in hype-stickered hardback digibook with integral booklet)