Porcupine Tree


Burnt Belief is the brainchild of two exceptional musicians: guitarist/composer Jon Durant and Porcupine Tree’s bassist Colin Edwin. This post rock-meets-fusion instrumental album marks the second time the two have joined forces to create new musical landscapes. Previously they had worked together on Durant’s 2011 release Dance of the Shadow Planets. For this new collaboration the duo decided to share writing duties and record at three studios, two in the U.S. and one in the U.K. So far, the album has been praised by fans and musicians alike and has opened new stylistic paths for both musicians. In this interview, Durant tell us in detail about this new venture, its impact on their professional relationship, and why they decided to release the album using independent channels.

Playing Toronto’s newest venue, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, on September 30, 2009 to a sold out crowd was UK’s Porcupine Tree, whose sound can only be described as progressive, experimental, psychedelic metal. Spencer Matulaitis had a chance to sit down with bassist (among other things) Colin Edwin. They chatted about the new album, the variety of sounds the band produces, their career so far and what the future holds for Porcupine Tree.