Fear of a Blank Planet
|Fear of a Blank Planet|
Cover art by Carl Glover
|Studio album by Porcupine Tree|
|Released||16 April 2007|
|Recorded||London, England and Tel Aviv, Israel
October – December 2006.
|Genre||Progressive metal, progressive rock|
|Porcupine Tree chronology|
Fear of a Blank Planet is the ninth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree and their best selling (until it was surpassed by The Incident in 2010). Released by Roadrunner on 16 April 2007 in the UK and rest of the Europe, 24 April 2007 in the United States through Atlantic, 25 April 2007 in Japan on WHD and 1 May 2007 in Canada by WEA. Steven Wilson has mentioned that the album's title is a direct reference to the 1990 Public Enemy album, Fear of a Black Planet. He explained that race relations were a major issue when it was released and he sees "coming to terms with information technology and...the 21st century" as a modern issue.
The album was written in Tel Aviv and London between January and July 2006. The promotion of the record included a premiere performance of the songs during the shows in support of the Arriving Somewhere... DVD tour between September and November 2006, and a series of listening parties at New York's Legacy Studios, and London's Abbey Road Studios during January 2007. Fear of a Blank Planet was followed later the same year by release of the Nil Recurring EP. With the release of Insurgentes, his first album as a soloist, Wilson would further develop some of the ideas on which Fear of a Blank Planet was conceived.
Even though it doesn't include any singles, the album charted in almost all European countries and entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at #59. Allmusic, which gave the album a 4.5 out of 5 score, assured that "While there is no "radio single" on the disc most songs transcend their complex structure and feel as provocative as any traditional rock tune". The album was highly acclaimed by the critics and gained the status of "Album of the Year" in many magazines and websites.
Premiere and release 
Seven months prior to the release of the album, all the songs debuted live during the tour in support of the Arriving Somewhere DVD that ran from 13 September to 29 November 2006, though their titles were not revealed at the time. People attending the concerts could hear 50 minutes of brand new music during the first half of the shows. The only song not included in the set list was "Way Out of Here" (a song co-written between all the band members), as it had not been written yet. The song that later would be titled "Cheating The Polygraph" (conceived by drummer Gavin Harrison and Steven Wilson) was used in its stead.
On 12 January 2007, Robert Fripp from King Crimson posted in his blog that he contributed on a track called "Nil Recurring" (another band written song), during the Fear of a Blank Planet recording sessions. A few days after, the mixing and recording processes was finished, so Wilson unveiled the 5.1 mix edition of the album at two listening parties at New York's Legacy Studios, and London's Abbey Road Studios, where the official track list was finally unveiled; there was a third pre-release listening party without the presence of Steven Wilson in the Club Phoenix of Brisbane later on 14 April, organised by OzProg.com along with Roadrunner Records. A medley of the album tracks was posted to the band's MySpace page and the Fear of a Blank Planet microsite on 21 February. Then on 6 March, the title track was released in the US iTunes Store as a bonus track with Blackfield II, the second album from Wilson's side-project, Blackfield. On 12 April, the CD came out in parts of Europe four days earlier than intended, and was soon leaked onto the internet.
On 16 April, the same day as the European release date of the album, the music video for the title track debuted on Porcupine Tree's MySpace, though it was temporarily removed a day later in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre due to the band finding the content, namely children wielding guns, distasteful at the present. Wilson expressed his opinion about the tragedy:
"Unfortunately this whole culture we live in promotes this idea that if you’re somehow insignificant then you’re worthless. If you’re somehow not successful, if you’re not popular, if you’re not famous, if you’re not a celebrity, you are somehow worthless. And the only way to become famous if you are that piece of shit on someone’s shoe is to go into a school and blow 25 of your classmates away. Instant fame! That’s fucked up. That’s what’s wrong with the world right now."
Meanwhile, fans were encouraged to purchase the album from record stores rather than from the Burning Shed online store, in order to have impact in the charts.
The video was finally launched on the Fear of a Blank Planet microsite to view in high resolution on 25 April; until October the same year, when it was replaced by the projection used for the live performance of "Sleep Together". The video is now included as a bonus along with the 17-minute film for "Anesthetize" on the DVD-A version of Fear of a Blank Planet.
On 6 August, on their official website, Porcupine Tree announced a new EP was going to be released on 17 September the same year named Nil Recurring, featuring four tracks (just under 30 minutes of music) that were written during the Fear of a Blank Planet sessions, including the title track featuring Robert Fripp on guitar, and "Cheating the Polygraph".
Tour of a Blank Planet 
On 18 April 2007, two days after the European release of the album, the band embarked on an extensive tour until the end of the year, with a short break during August and September resuming in October. During the first run of shows, the band played all of the album either in one go, or spread throughout the set. For the second run of shows (after the release of Nil Recurring) this was stopped. Once again, Lasse Hoile worked with the band creating a video to accompany the performance of the whole album.
Starting in Glasgow, the tour led the band through many major international music festivals such as the twins Hurricane Festival and Southside Festival in Germany, the Download Festival at Donington Park, the Voodoo Music Experience of New Orleans, and the Ilosaarirock Festival in Finland (their first show ever in this country); a radio broadcast from this performance was recorded and later remastered by the band for a release in March 2009 under the title Ilosaarirock, given away to members of the Residents of a Blank Planet ticketing club. Support acts included Pure Reason Revolution, Amplifier and Absynthe Minded across Europe, and 3 for the US. The second leg started in October in North America. Head>>Fake (only in New York City) and 3 (rest of the US and Canada) were the supporting bands during this month; that stretch of the tour included their first performance ever in Mexico at the Teatro Metropolitan of Mexico City. Alternative rock band Anathema joined them on tour from November as support for the European gigs that lasted until December (except for Finland were Hidria Spacefolk opened the show). Along 2007, they played 92 dates in total.
The tour continued in April 2008, with their first appearance ever in Australia, where they played three consecutive dates from 25 to 27 April in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane respectively. They performed at the Dutch Pinkpop Festival on 30 May, the Rocksound Festival of Switzerland on 6 June, the Austrian Nova Rock Festival on 13 June, the Hellfest Summer Open Air in France on 21 June and the Finnish Ruisrock on 4 July 2008. Shortly after they played for the first time in Russia, on 6 July at the B1 Club of Moscow. Thereafter in October the band started a brief European tour, during which a second official DVD was shot. The filming took place along two consecutive shows on 15 and 16 October, in Tilburg, the Netherlands, at the 013 venue. This was the final leg for the Fear of a Blank Planet tour and included their first performance ever as headliners in Portugal. Oceansize opened for the UK shows.
Writing and recording 
Steven Wilson started writing the album in early 2006, in Tel Aviv, while he was recording the second Blackfield album. In the meantime, Richard Barbieri wrote most of the music for the song "My Ashes". "Cheating The Polygraph" was a Harrison/Wilson composition whilst "Way Out Of Here", "What Happens Now?" and "Nil Recurring" was written by all four band members. The Blackfield album was finished in June so Wilson travelled back to London and met the other band members to work on the material he had been writing. These sessions took place between July and August and produced a good number of songs from which just six were picked for the record.
Porcupine Tree's first DVD, entitled Arriving Somewhere..., was released in August of the same year. The band started a short tour in September to promote it, during which the six new songs selected for the forthcoming album were performed at the first half of the shows. Along the tour, that lasted until November, the band began recording the album; eventually rejecting the song "Cheating the Polygraph", since they felt it was somewhat weak when compared to the other five of the live set list, and writing a totally new song called "Way Out of Here" to replace it. "Way Out of Here" was a collaboration between all band members and resulted in the only full-band composition of the record. They contacted King Crimson's guitarist Robert Fripp since he has toured with them many times before, so he provided some soundscapes to the song and lead guitar for the track "Nil Recurring", an instrumental song not included in the album but later released in the EP of the same name along with "Cheating the Polygraph".
Around the time of the recording, Wilson read an interview in Classic Rock magazine in which Rush's guitarist Alex Lifeson had mentioned he was a big fan of Porcupine Tree. Wilson quickly got in touch with Alex to ask him if he would like to play on the album. Lifeson was pleased to contribute so Wilson wrote a section of the song "Anesthetize" for him to play a solo on it. Alex recorded the solo in his own studio and sent it to Wilson.
The concept of the album was heavily influenced by Bret Easton Ellis' novel Lunar Park. The novel is told from the perspective of a father, who bears the name of the novel's author himself, whereas the album is mostly from his son's perspective, an eleven-year-old kid named Robby. Many of the lyrics for Fear of a Blank Planet are lifted directly from the novel, particularly "My Ashes", which is a homage to the last chapter, in which the ashes of Bret's father are scattered and cover the memories of his life.
The lyrics deal with two typical neurobehavioural developmental disorders affecting teenagers in the 21st century: bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder, and also with other common behaviour tendencies on youth like escapism through prescription drugs, social alienation caused by technology, and a feeling of vacuity-a product of information overload by the mass media. In an interview with Revolver magazine, Wilson described the main character of the story as "...this kind of terminally bored kid, anywhere between 10 and 15 years old, who spends all his daylight hours in his bedroom with the curtains closed, playing on his PlayStation, listening to his iPod, texting his friends on his cell phone, looking at hardcore pornography on the Internet, downloading music, films, news, violence..."
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The songs on Fear of a Blank Planet seem to have a connection not just between the lyrics but also musically; every track flows into the next, comprising a single fifty-minute piece of music. Wilson said the idea was to make an album that could be listened to in one sitting, in contrast to some bands tendency to make very long records that do not maintain the attention of the listener. He described Fear of a Blank Planet as an homage to '70s records, whose moderate length helps the listener maintain focus:
"It was very much conceived in the way bands used to conceive of records in the '70s, where you've got two sides of vinyl, and you can lay down a piece of music which is around the 50-minute mark, which plays in a continuous way, and deals with the same subject matter, and tried to kind of immerse you in a world for that time. That's always been the Porcupine Tree way, but we've definitely taken it to the next level."
Critical reception 
|Aquarian Weekly||A+ |
|Classic Rock||(9/10) |
|Drowned in Sound||(9/10) |
|The Phoenix||(favourable) |
Critical reception to the album was extremely positive, regarded as "a dramatic, wide-screen, expertly executed, even genuinely thrilling rock record worthy of an audience way beyond nu-prog's regular constituency" by Q Magazine. David Fricke from Rolling Stone perceived Porcupine Tree had evolved into "an aggressively modern merger of Rush’s arena art rock, U.K. prog classicism —especially Pink Floyd’s eulogies to madness and King Crimson’s angular majesty— and the post-grunge vengeance of Tool". Greg Kot from Chicago Tribune defined the music in the album as "stellar in its serpentine mood-shifting". Sound and Vision praised that "Porcupine Tree is at the height of its powers" and voted it #3 CD of 2007. Decibel lauded: «Porcupine Tree prove they can play with the best of ’em». The Phoenix newspaper stated "Fear of a Blank Planet is not only their most vintage-sounding album, it’s also their best.", Jim DeRogatis from the Chicago Sun-Times thinks the album is "easily as strong as any of the band's previous eight releases, and the most timely" and Revolver magazine proclaimed "England’s prog princes return at their most limber and conceptually relevant". PopMatters placed it at #5 of "The Best Metal Albums of 2007". Reason magazine chose it as one of the "Best Albums of 2007" though they were more severe than other critics about the lyrical content saying that "Lyrically, it's ridiculous" and "if your grandma was theming a prog rock album, it'd come out something like this". Dan LeRoy from Alternative Press announced it "as heavy as P-Tree have ever been" but "wistfully, sprawlingly melodic as well-sometimes in the same tune" and concluded that "if Wilson's vision of today's kids as overmedicated, overstimulated robots seems like a blatant appeal to the over-30 crowd, it's still worth setting the Xbox aside to listen".
Rankings and sales 
With Fear of a Blank Planet, the band broke the selling mark established by Deadwing, and reached the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 for the first time, debuting at #59. The album also entered the European Top 100 Albums at #21, and charted the Top 40 in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Poland. It debuted in the Top 10 of Amazon.com's top sellers, and was the #3 seller on Buy.com, and #2 at Newbury Comics. The special edition limited to 10,000 copies was sold out worldwide within the same day of its release. The album also ranked very well in many poll-based sites such as Rate Your Music, eventually reaching #3 of the "Top Albums of 2007". It climbed to #1 of the "Top Prog Albums of 2007" in Prog Archives and ranked #14 amongst the Top 20 albums of 2007 in Metal Storm webzine. The album received an average rating of 82% on Metacritic, based in reviews of nine magazines and websites. The album has sold 250,000 copies worldwide.
Awards and nominations 
Fear of a Blank Planet won the prestigious "Album of the Year" award for the 2007 Classic Rock magazine awards. This is the second time the band has won this award, the first time was in 2005 with Deadwing. On 12 December 2007, Fear of a Blank Planet received a nomination for a Grammy Award in the "Best Surround Sound Album" category.
Gavin Harrison won the Modern Drummer magazine readers' poll for "best progressive drummer of the year" consecutively in 2007 and 2008; the last time he also came second in the "best recorded performance" category for Fear of a Blank Planet.
Track listing 
All songs written and composed by Steven Wilson, except where noted.
|1.||"Fear of a Blank Planet"||7:28|
|2.||"My Ashes" (Music: Wilson/Barbieri)||5:07|
|3.||"Anesthetize" (feat. Alex Lifeson of Rush)||17:42|
|5.||"Way Out of Here" (Music: Barbieri/Edwin/Harrison/Wilson)||7:37|
Special edition 
In addition to the regular issue, a special two-disc edition was released, containing both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes plus a forty-page booklet. This limited edition of 10,000 copies was sold out the day of its release.
Vinyl edition 
The 2LP vinyl edition was released through Tonefloat Records, there is a standard edition on 180g black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and a special edition (limited to 1000 copies) on black/blue marbled vinyl packaged in a numbered slipcase with a 12x12" 16-page booklet. The vinyl edition has a slightly different track listing, and includes the Nil Recurring EP. There is also a special pink vinyl edition limited to 500 copies released on 1 May 2008, to coincide with the band's recent appearance at the Pinkpop festival in Holland. This was originally provided to Dutch record stores only  but was made available for purchase from the band's online store for a very limited run from 14 June 2008. The stock lasted less than five days.
- Side one
- "Fear of a Blank Planet" – 7:28
- "My Ashes" – 5:07
- "Cheating the Polygraph" (Harrison/Wilson)– 7:10
- Side two
- "Anesthetize" – 17:46
- Side three
- "Sentimental" – 5:26
- "Way Out of Here" – 7:37
- "Sleep Together" – 7:28
- Side four
- "Nil Recurring" (Harrison/Edwin/Barbieri/Wilson)– 6:08
- "Normal" – 7:09
- "What Happens Now?" – 8:23
DVD-A edition 
A Grammy nominated special limited edition audiophile 5.1 Surround Sound version released on the band’s own Transmission label, featuring the 5.1 mix of the album in advanced resolution/MLP lossless 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 digital surround sound, and 24 bit stereo, as well as all 4 tracks from the Nil Recurring mini album in surround sound. The disc also includes three video works directed by Lasse Hoile: a special Blank Planet Introduction short film, the uncensored version of the "Fear of a Blank Planet" promo video, and the full length 17 minute film for "Anesthetize" as seen during the band’s live shows.
- Audio content
- "Fear of a Blank Planet" – 7:28
- "My Ashes" – 5:07
- "Anesthetize" – 17:46
- "Sentimental" – 5:26
- "Way Out of Here" – 7:37
- "Sleep Together" – 7:28
- "Nil Recurring" (5.1 only) – 6:08
- "Normal" (5.1 only) – 7:09
- "Cheating the Polygraph" (5.1 only) – 7:10
- "What Happens Now?" (5.1 only) – 8:23
- Video material
- Blank Planet - short film – 5:03
- Fear of a Blank Planet - uncensored promo video – 4:56
- Anesthetize - live film – 17:13
- Steven Wilson – vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards
- Richard Barbieri – keyboards and synthesizers
- Colin Edwin – bass guitars
- Gavin Harrison – drums, tapped guitar on "Nil Recurring" (vinyl and DVDA editions)
Produced and arranged by Porcupine Tree. Mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson. Guitars produced by Steven Wilson and John Wesley, engineered by Mark Prator. String arrangements by Dave Stewart and Steven Wilson, orchestrated by Dave Stewart. Performed by the London Session Orchestra. Leader: Gavyn Wright. Session fixer: Isobel Griffiths. Engineered by Steve Price. Photography by Lasse Hoile. Design by Carl Glover.
Special guests 
- Alex Lifeson (Rush) – guitar solo on "Anesthetize"
- Robert Fripp (King Crimson) – soundscapes on "Way Out of Here" and lead guitar on "Nil Recurring"
- John Wesley – backing vocals
- Ben Coleman – electric violin on "What Happens Now?" (vinyl and DVDA editions)
Chart positions 
|US Billboard 200||59|
|Billboard Top Internet Albums||3|
|Billboard Top Rock Albums||17|
|UK Album Chart||31|
Release history 
|Europe||16 April 2007||Roadrunner Records||CD, CD+DVD-V|
|United States||24 April 2007||Atlantic Records||CD, CD+DVD-V|
|Japan||25 April 2007||WHD||CD, CD+DVD-V|
|Canada||1 May 2007||WEA||CD|
|Worldwide||25 September 2007||Tonefloat Records||Double LP|
|Worldwide||3 October 2007||Transmission||DVD-A|
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