THE INCIDENT

SEPTEMBER 2009 // PORCUPINE TREE

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ABOUT THE INCIDENT

The Incident is the tenth album by Porcupine Tree. It was released on 14 September 2009 by Roadrunner Records.

The concept of The Incident emerged as Steven Wilson was caught in a motorway traffic jam whilst driving past a road accident:

“There was a sign saying ‘POLICE – INCIDENT’ and everyone was slowing down to see what had happened… Afterwards, it struck me that ‘incident’ is a very detached word for something so destructive and traumatic for the people involved. And then I had the sensation that the spirit of someone that had died in the accident entered into my car and was sitting next to me. The irony of such a cold expression for such seismic events appealed to me, and I began to pick out other ‘incidents’ reported in the media and news, I wrote about the evacuation of teenage girls from a religious cult in Texas, a family terrorizing its neighbours, a body found floating in a river by some people on a fishing trip, and more. Each song is written in the first person and tries to humanize the detached media reportage.”

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CREDITS

Steven Wilson – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Richard Barbieri – synthesizers, keyboards
Colin Edwin – bass guitar, double bass
Gavin Harrison – drums, percussion
Arranged and produced by Porcupine Tree
Engineers: Steve Orchard, John Wesley (engineered guitars)
Mixing: Steven Wilson
Mastering: Jon Astley (stereo), Darcy Proper (5.1)

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