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Old 04-19-2009, 09:15 PM
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Hi Fox622003

Hey Gavin, I was wondering if you *always* recorded a track in one take, or sometimes recorded the parts separately, because I find it too frustrating, time consuming and can never get *everything* perfect when recording in one take, so I usually try to record as much as I can in every take, but end up having to link several parts that were recorded separately, I usually cross-fade the parts so they sound as if they came after eachother, but I believe some of the feeling might be lost when recording this way, so, what's your take on it?

One never gets everything perfect anyway - but I keep rehearsing it until I can get a satisfactory performance of the whole song down. Then I move on and do alternative takes - but it's not easy editing from one take to another because the intention can be slightly different - and therefore noticeable.

Hi ewanlaing

I've been watching the musikmesse clips on the site here, and I was wondering those tracks will ever be released as playalong tracks. I understand that 19 days is on one of your DVDs.

Sorry but I won't be releasing 'playalong' tracks.

Hi fromyesterday

Any interesting studio stories you can share? I remember recording once about 10 years ago and when I pulled my china cymbal out the engineer said "real drummers don't use chinas, get rid of that"

I can remember Vivian Stanshall (from the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) asking me if I could hit my side drum (floor tom) with a wooley club.

Hi kotras

I wrote you about Ride cymbal that you use. You told me that you use 1980's K Canadian ride in "19 days" at the concert on your DVD. Can you give my a piece of advice where to buy such a cymbal? Any link would help me.

Ebay - but they're very rare.

I´ve got another question: Do you use 20" K ride when recording Porcupine Tree albums at the studio? If so, is it this one? http://zildjian.com/EN-US/products/p...productID=1415

Yes on some of the tracks I do - and yes that's the one.

My very last question: On 31 October 2009 you´re playing with Porcupine tree in Vienna, Austria.It is true? Are you planning anything special for the concert?

I believe we are playing there on that date.

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Old 04-21-2009, 04:11 PM
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Gavin,

Your new album 'circles" is amazing. Amazing in the fact that I can barely count time signatures for the songs. I had a question about your drumming on "Break". When the drums do come in I can hear a lot of what sounds like double stroke linear notes between the hi-hats/snare/bass drum. I love the way you make the bass drum sound kinda choppy and off beat, I don't know how to explain what your playing but it all happens before Ric comes in with the vocals. Any explanations would be appreciated, unless of course I've confused you trying to explain my confusion. haha

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Old 04-21-2009, 07:20 PM
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Hi Gavin,

In "Shallow", how do you think of the "middle" part: 3/4 or 6/8 ?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-21-2009, 11:24 PM
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Hi Gavin,
I was wondering if PT is planning to release any of the live material from the Atlanta October 2007 show . I was at the show and Stephen mentioned it would be on a live album PT was going to release....I didn't know if this most recent release that is exclusive to Residents of a Blank Planet is to be the sole live release from that tour or if the Atlanta show (or some of the songs from it) will be released as well?

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Old 04-22-2009, 12:30 AM
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Yes that's my SQ2 set and we've played "What Happens Now" many times live - and that ending is quite hard to play!!

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Well I am lucky to experience the live rendition of this song for a couple of times and it's just simply amazing.
I remember during the shoot in 013 that John Wesley started tapping as you played a really awesome displaced part which really confused people (I really dig that kind of stuff. On the circles album, the second song has that in the chorus. It's just so creative and wonderful)

Btw, speaking of the dvd, I understand that it will be released next year. Is the songlist already decided? Really love to see the Nil Recurring material on it!

As the laptop system is concerned. We just switched to a laptop with the band too (for backingtracks and some synth plugins, we use digital performer on a macbook). Works pretty good and I'm very pleased with it.
I use a pretty big and technical setup which can give lots of errors when setup improperly. What I always do is make lists of tasks and procedures and follow those when building the rig on stage (and dismantling it). It gets the stress away as everything is lined out so you don't have to think about it anymore.
I labeled everything, keep a big folder with all the details (patches, connections, soundsettings etc.) and have everything documented and written out in procedures. It's really ideal for festivals and other gigs where stress is high and time is very short and tight.

What I always wondered was if you have a dedicated roady for Porcupine Tree that knows your drumset inside out and sets it up for you?
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:45 AM
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Gentleman named Jason Birnie, works with the PT crew

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Old 04-22-2009, 12:16 PM
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Hi euphoric_anomaly

Your new album 'circles" is amazing. Amazing in the fact that I can barely count time signatures for the songs. I had a question about your drumming on "Break". When the drums do come in I can hear a lot of what sounds like double stroke linear notes between the hi-hats/snare/bass drum. I love the way you make the bass drum sound kinda choppy and off beat, I don't know how to explain what your playing but it all happens before Ric comes in with the vocals. Any explanations would be appreciated, unless of course I've confused you trying to explain my confusion. haha

Some of what your hearing is 32nds played R (on the HH) LL (on the snare) and one note with the left foot. It's maybe a bit more obvious which note I'm pedaling with the left foot later on when my right hand is on the ride.

Hi Alex P.

In "Shallow", how do you think of the "middle" part: 3/4 or 6/8 ?


that's a good question because I guess it could be either. I think I was feeling it as 6/8

Hi Brodel

I was wondering if PT is planning to release any of the live material from the Atlanta October 2007 show . I was at the show and Stephen mentioned it would be on a live album PT was going to release....I didn't know if this most recent release that is exclusive to Residents of a Blank Planet is to be the sole live release from that tour or if the Atlanta show (or some of the songs from it) will be released as well?

actually we don't know at the moment. For the past few months we've been working on the new album and it's taking up all our energies. It's definitely a good recording of a good performance - so I hope it will come out one day - but it won't be any day soon.

Hi SantiBanks,

Btw, speaking of the dvd, I understand that it will be released next year. Is the songlist already decided? Really love to see the Nil Recurring material on it!

As to my previous answer - it's another thing that is on hold at the moment whilst we are concentrating trying to get the new album finished. So nothing has been decided with it as yet.

As the laptop system is concerned. We just switched to a laptop with the band too (for backingtracks and some synth plugins, we use digital performer on a macbook). Works pretty good and I'm very pleased with it.

We found that having all the stuff on the internal drive of the Macbook was far better than using external disc drives. There was just more things to go wrong.

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Old 04-22-2009, 09:16 PM
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Hey Gavin, over the years did you develop any tinnitus & hearing loss? Is there anything you can do to protect the ears 100%? Currently I'm using double protection when playing drums, ear plugs (around 30db reducement) + isolation headphones (22db reducement), but I'm still not sure it's enough. At younger age I was pretty ignorant and didn't use any protection for awhile. Then I started to use the isolation headphones, but the tinnitus still progressed over the years. Man, my worst nightmare is to lose hearing on account of my favourite instrument...
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:29 PM
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Solid State Laptop drives are being used with great success on Macbooks internally. Booting cold to OS-X in 20 seconds or so. Logic 7 Pro loads nearly the instant you click the icon.

No moving parts, bumping the macbook hard (on accident of course) doesn't cause the seeker arm to go nuts, etc. Longer mean time between failure. Reliability seems really really high.

It just may be worth the price tag.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:12 PM
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As to my previous answer - it's another thing that is on hold at the moment whilst we are concentrating trying to get the new album finished. So nothing has been decided with it as yet.

As the laptop system is concerned. We just switched to a laptop with the band too (for backingtracks and some synth plugins, we use digital performer on a macbook). Works pretty good and I'm very pleased with it.

We found that having all the stuff on the internal drive of the Macbook was far better than using external disc drives. There was just more things to go wrong.

cheers
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Sorry, I must have been reading over your previous answer. My apologies.

I hear my harddisks rotating and spinning over my speakers so that alone is a reason to use the internal harddisk. I'm very happy with the laptop setup now. Going to take it to the next level and add some softsynths that I can play from my rig and see if it will still work.

But as connecting to the FOH is concerned, I was wondering what you send out to them? Just a stereo mix output of the backingtrack (with or without effects?) or do you send a multitrack output?

@Fromyesterday:
If I get a new macbook, I really concider replacing the internal disk with a solid state.


As other people here are concerned that want to perform with a laptop, I have some small tips and tweaks that might be useful for some here. These help a lot if you also use the laptop for other stuff (like internet).

Make a new user account that will only use the stuff that is really needed. Don't give it administration rights (no need for it). Just make sure it can access the music programs, plugins and music files. Disable anything else including wifi and bluetooth cards, network connections (you can disable the virusscanner too for the windows users), startup programs (no need to run stuff in the background. You won't use it so why make the programs use your processor?) and especially turn of the energy saving stuff.
You might want to set a very natural background (in case the screen is visible in the audience and the background can offense someone or can be a little embarrasing). When needed, tweaking the colors of the interface can be setup for the user account too (not sure how that works on mac though).

Also, never update, upgrade or renew drivers or other software before a gig. Always testdrive updates and upgrades in rehearsalroom to make sure nothing weird will happen during performance :)

And be sure to talk to the engineers at FOH to let them know what you feed the desk with.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:51 AM
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Hello Gavin. I just heard that PT is coming to Finland next october. That's Great! Saw you last time over an year ago at Tampere.
Have you got any possibilities to do clinic in Helsinki during that visit? I can convince you that it would be popular!
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:35 PM
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I'd love to do a clinic at Berklee but I don't do those kind of things whilst I'm on tour with a band - it's too complicated from a timing/schedule point of view and an equipment nightmare.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:06 PM
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Hi Gavin!!!
Everything is OK?
I've just readed that you're in Italy in november, especially in Padova (my city!!!! °_°) 7\11!!!
there's just the possibility of meet you?thanks a lot, however, i'm very happy to see (and hear) you behind the drums again!!!
PT are the best band ever...and they have the best drummer worldwide!

i'll edit this post to show you my last bricolage opera...a tingle cups holder!It isn't wonderful and super professional like yours...but it seems to work!
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/230/24042009258.jpg

what do you think?

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Old 04-25-2009, 08:32 AM
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Who's ready for the new OSI album 'Blood' to hit the stores?

Preview clips on the website sound nice to my ears already!
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Hey Gavin, hope everything's going good.
I wanted to ask about the playing behind the beat thing you've mentioned a couple of times. In my band, while after a minute or so the rest of the band stops following me and we start playing together, they'd still try to keep up with me if I raised the tempo or lowered it, so I don't see how it would work in this setting (unless I didn't get the concept right!). I mean, does the drummer need to play independantly from the others tempo wise? as in not having them follow him for this to work?
And why do you still use the DW drop clutch, don't you use a Cobra Clutch now?
About the BeatNik, how does it work for you, is it worth it getting it?
Oh and by the way, I read about your influences and was surprised to not see Peter Erskine in there! I mean, while both of you are very different players all in all, you share that great touch with the instrument so that's why I expected to see him there.
All the best and hope they aren't too many questions!

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Old 04-26-2009, 12:38 AM
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Fox, while I don't know exactly what you are talking about, I suppose it must be about metric modulations or some rhythmic illusions like that, as Gavin calls them.
You don't play independent tempos from each other, but you group existing subdivisions differently to get the impression of another tempo, another pulse.
If your band doesn't keep up with that, that would surely be the definite clue for you to stop doing it with them;)!
It should be about the music, about tension and release, not about some kind of technical artistry like "who can follow me with this", IMO.
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Fox, while I don't know exactly what you are talking about, I suppose it must be about metric modulations or some rhythmic illusions like that, as Gavin calls them.
You don't play independent tempos from each other, but you group existing subdivisions differently to get the impression of another tempo, another pulse.
If your band doesn't keep up with that, that would surely be the definite clue for you to stop doing it with them;)!
It should be about the music, about tension and release, not about some kind of technical artistry like "who can follow me with this", IMO.
No, no, I was talking about playing behind (like Gavin usually does) or ahead of the beat. It's not about what you play, but how you play it, in perfect synch with a metronome is not necessarily the best/only way to play something.

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Hey Gavin, hope everything's going good.
I wanted to ask about the playing behind the beat thing you've mentioned a couple of times. In my band, while after a minute or so the rest of the band stops following me and we start playing together, they'd still try to keep up with me if I raised the tempo or lowered it, so I don't see how it would work in this setting (unless I didn't get the concept right!). I mean, does the drummer need to play independantly from the others tempo wise? as in not having them follow him for this to work?
And why do you still use the DW drop clutch, don't you use a Cobra Clutch now?
Oh and by the way, I read about your influences and was surprised to not see Peter Erskine in there! I mean, while both of you are very different players all in all, you share that great touch with the instrument so that's why I expected to see him there.

All the best, Fox.
the dw drop clutch make your top hihat cymbal to fall on the bottom.but you have a opened hihat sound when you play it.The cobra clutch is useful because it work directly on your hihat pedal, and you can keep it closed without a feet on it.The cobra clutch keep the foot pression on the pedal.
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Ah I see. Sorry...
You mean to get a laid back feeling of the band then? If you do that and the rest of your band follows you that must mean you're getting a bit slower, which is not good:)!
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:44 AM
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Hey Gavin! Glad to know that you're busy with the new music, September can't come soon enough for me. I'll be grabbing the new PT release then motorcycling from Atlanta to Chicago to catch PT at the Vic on Sept. 22nd. The adventure doesn't end there though; in October, I'm flying over to catch your show at Colston Hall in Bristol. It'll be my first trip to England and I couldn't think of a better reason to finally come. Despite all of that, I had really hoped PT would make it to Atlanta, or nearby, this tour so I could see the band without having to be on the road myself. I'm sure you're not actively involved in bookings, but I'm wondering if you have any information about possible plans to book shows in the southeastern U.S.

It's not just for myself that I ask. You see, my thirteen year old daughter, an aspiring and inspired musician herself, is completely hooked on PT and finds you all to be amazing musicians and composers. Her enthusiasm for PT is infectious, as she has gotten a few of her friends interested in your work, as well. I can only imagine that the thought of thirteen year old fans "getting it" has to be somewhat encouraging for you, given the underlying theme to FOABP. She was really disappointed when no local area show was scheduled because I'd promised to bring her to see you when you came around this tour. Although she's seen many shows with me already; Rush, U2, Sisters of Mercy, Aerosmith, Lucinda Williams, plus many more, PT is THE show for her! So we're keeping hope alive that some more dates will be scheduled and they'll be in our neck of the woods.

Alright, I'm going to have to stop here and get back downstairs to my kit and Rhythmic Visions. Great DVD btw, Horizons is next. Keep up the good work.
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Who's ready for the new OSI album 'Blood' to hit the stores?

Preview clips on the website sound nice to my ears already!
I got it through the letterbox from Burning Shed today!! Of course, excellent production and the drumming, well, bloody brilliant really as always. Lots of similar sounds used from the previous two albums, and some more power-rock type riffs on the guitars.

I won't say no more, -enjoy!
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:58 AM
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I was impressed with your guitar skills on Circles. How long have you been playing guitar? Also, did you find that recording/producing/mixing Circles to be easier with your and Ric in complete control of the entire process? Still working on figuring out those tricky time signatures for Scar, Break, Last Call and Beyond the A.

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Old 04-28-2009, 12:37 PM
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Hi miha

Hey Gavin, over the years did you develop any tinnitus & hearing loss? Is there anything you can do to protect the ears 100%?

I've probably lost some of my high frequencies (that goes with age anyway) but I don't have tinnitus. I can feel my ears starting to ring quite quickly these days - so I almost never play the drums without headphones. At home I have the studio and I'm listening to all the mics (plus a bit of reverb) so it's very comfortable - but I try not to crank up the volume too much. On stage I use IEM (in ear monitors) and I noticed from the first night I started with them that my ears weren't not badly ringing after a show. Unfortunately I did do at least 20 years of loud shows before I got them - so there may be some long term damage in there already. I know how strange and unenjoyably it can be to wear normal ear plugs on stage - I was lucky that when I started with IEM I was already in a band that were 'mic'd up' and had a monitor desk - my early experiences of playing live were usually without mics and certainly no monitors for the drummer.

Hi SantBanks,

But as connecting to the FOH is concerned, I was wondering what you send out to them? Just a stereo mix output of the backingtrack (with or without effects?) or do you send a multitrack output?


I just send them a stereo mix (with effects).

Hi ItalianRicky

i'll edit this post to show you my last bricolage opera...a tingle cups holder!It isn't wonderful and super professional like yours...but it seems to work!
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/230/24042009258.jpg


Looks really good - you might want to try hi hat size felts on those cymbals because they are so small. I've been doing this recently and it does really help.

Hi Fox622003

I wanted to ask about the playing behind the beat thing you've mentioned a couple of times. In my band, while after a minute or so the rest of the band stops following me and we start playing together, they'd still try to keep up with me if I raised the tempo or lowered it, so I don't see how it would work in this setting (unless I didn't get the concept right!). I mean, does the drummer need to play independantly from the others tempo wise? as in not having them follow him for this to work?

It's more of an attitude really - and you don't need to slow down to get it. You can try it when you play to a click to see if you can play slightly (and I mean a few milliseconds) behind it. Of course that sounds like a strange concept - because it's really just a subtle feeling. In terms of playing to a click - most people have a default place that they feel comfortable to play. I just try to play on the back edge of it. It's the difference when you listen to Jeff Porcaro - or Stewart Copeland. Both are correct - but JP tends to sound 'laid back' and relaxed with the time - and SC sounds excited and edgy. I think if you spend a long time listening to laid back players you'll start to 'hear it' - and then when you analyze your own playing you may hear that it doesn't feel the same as the drummers you've been listening to. That's what happened in my case anyway.

And why do you still use the DW drop clutch, don't you use a Cobra Clutch now?


Because they are two different sounds. The Drop Clutch gives you a semi open 'slosh' sound that sometimes I want when playing double bass pedal. The Cobra Clutch can give you a totally tight closed sound (that the drop clutch cannot) and sometimes I need that sound when playing the double pedal.

About the BeatNik, how does it work for you, is it worth it getting it?


Yes I really like it.

Hi stikzNskinz

I'm sure you're not actively involved in bookings, but I'm wondering if you have any information about possible plans to book shows in the southeastern U.S.


We plan to make a much bigger more extensive tour of the US next year - so there's a very good chance we'll be down your way.

Hi euphoric_anomaly

I was impressed with your guitar skills on Circles. How long have you been playing guitar?

A very long time - but always badly. Most of my guitar playing on the album is just picked or tapped rhythmic parts.

Also, did you find that recording/producing/mixing Circles to be easier with your and Ric in complete control of the entire process?


Yes it's great - it's as close to our pure idea as possible.We're both very pleased with how it turned out.

Still working on figuring out those tricky time signatures for Scar, Break, Last Call and Beyond the A.

The good news is that Terry Branam is transcribing the whole of the this new record AND the previous one too - we have a book/DVD project planned for release. All I can tell you for now about "Beyond The 'A" is that it's all in 4/4 but subdivided in unusual ways.

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Old 04-28-2009, 02:06 PM
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Hey!

Do you use your 13" k-hats on the new osi record? I'm conscidering to buy one of those! i love the sound, and the stick defenition.

Great work with osi! Shows that you can be a really hardcore metal drummer aswell! great as always!

cheers!
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Yep, great drumming & drum sound on the OSI album, congrats. Bass drum notes on the album's last track (Blood)... man, those were very nice and innovative.
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soon i'll post the specs and the list of the material that i used for the building of my cup chimes stand.
I hope that it may be helpful for who want to create his personal cymbal stand.

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I just send them a stereo mix (with effects).
Thanks for that information :) I noticed your myspace blogposting with the video from the Modern Drummer fest. That rack where your macbook sits on, is it just some rack/flightcase (for your drums) or do you have it filled with other equipment (and if so, what's in the box)?
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Hi Gavin,

I've been listening to GH05 and you guys are really awesome. Are you guys by any chance influenced by Allan Holdsworth? Something about your music just reminds me of some of Allan Holdsworths stuff.
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Now THAT'S sweet! Thanks so much, yet again. :) Love and light :)
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Hi Gavin, just want to say how much I'm enjoying your playing on the OSI album. I'm figuring out how to play around with the 'Radiologue' groove so much use of headphones, what a great track. I discovered the sweetest bass drum moment between 05:26 and 05:30...wow! Am I correct in thinking that you're continuing with the hi-hat pattern, omitting the snare and simply playing doubles? A true jaw dropping moment. Do you have a favourite from the album?
Loving the 'Christian Brothers' cover, never heard you play so straight but faultless as always. Thank you for the continuing inspiration.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:31 PM
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Hi DTrocks

Do you use your 13" k-hats on the new osi record? I'm conscidering to buy one of those! i love the sound, and the stick defenition.

Yes - and they're great hi hat cymbals

Hi SantiBanks

I noticed your myspace blogposting with the video from the Modern Drummer fest. That rack where your macbook sits on, is it just some rack/flightcase (for your drums) or do you have it filled with other equipment (and if so, what's in the box)?

Ah yes Ric posted that video - it's just a spare flight case that I found backstage - I needed something to put the powerbook on.

Hi AronMapex

I've been listening to GH05 and you guys are really awesome. Are you guys by any chance influenced by Allan Holdsworth?


Thanks - yes we both love Allan Holdsworth.

Hi Ogg

I'm figuring out how to play around with the 'Radiologue' groove so much use of headphones, what a great track. I discovered the sweetest bass drum moment between 05:26 and 05:30...wow! Am I correct in thinking that you're continuing with the hi-hat pattern, omitting the snare and simply playing doubles? A true jaw dropping moment.

Thanks - that moment is three notes on the bass in between the hi hat.

Do you have a favourite from the album?

I like all of the album I guess "The Escape Artist" and "False Start" were great fun to play.

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I like all of the album I guess "The Escape Artist" and "False Start" were great fun to play.
2:09 - 2:26 of "False Start" is pure genius!
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Hi Gavin!

Been a long time admirer of PT, and I've only just started on your book, Rhythmic Illusions.

Wanted to ask, the part before the main chorus, in 'Open Car', is that a very basic Illusion, or just displacing the back one note ahead?
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Been a long time admirer of PT, and I've only just started on your book, Rhythmic Illusions.

Wanted to ask, the part before the main chorus, in 'Open Car', is that a very basic Illusion, or just displacing the back one note ahead?
Gavin could probably explain this a lot better than I could, but I spent years obsessing over every note in Deadwing.

Are you talking about the main riff, where the vocal pattern matches the rhythm of the guitar pattern?

If so, the way I hear that part is as in 17/8, or one grouop of 9/8 followed by one group of 8/8. Because it is an odd number of beats to the bar, when he plays the basic 4/4 rock pattern--with the kick on 1 and the snare on 3--after the group of 9 the pattern would displace and the kick would land on 2 and the snare on 4. To avoid this, he displaces the rhythm at the start of the group of 8 to keep the kick and snare notes in the same position that they are in during the group of 9.

Hope this helps...
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Hey Gavin!!

This is so cool, I found out about you and Porcupine Tree in January and now I(hopefully) get to talk to the man himself! First of all I have to ask, are you guys planning on adding on Arizona or Las Vegas dates over in the U.S. to your 2009 bill? I would love nothing more than to see PT live but can't afford the drive to California, which is the next closest show to us.

I would like to say that I have the utmost respect for you and the guys in PT, your music has been nothing but pure inspiration for my drumming. You have tasteful chops that you never wear out, I love the variation you use, a strong groove, and a flawless knowledge of time signatures . In Arriving Somewhere Live you guys were absolutely amazing, I especially love Hatesong, you guys are all in complete control of that song, it blows me away how awesome it sounds live!

I see you as a drumming pioneer and innovator, and I hope to see you play near me soon! Me and my friends have spread the word about PT so I'm hoping you'll eventually have a bigger following down here.

Edit: Your work with 05ric blows me away too, I considered my mind blown after listening to Unsettled and the mid section of Okay.. I love it!

Another thing, I know you've probably been asked this plenty of times, whats the word on the new PT album? Can you give us a hint of what it may sound like and if you would, a potential release date?

Thanks for your time man!

Steven

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Hi Gavin,

I would really pay to see you play Microburst Alert.....mindblowing, I hope you will use it in one of your clinics and someone post the video.....:-)

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Hi Gavin,

First of all I would like to say you are a mind blowing drummer. You truly are an inspiration for me to practice drumming more. I have one question on 19 days what is the splash mounted above your middle rack tom? and would you recommend it for more a rock style setting?
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Hi Abhishek

Wanted to ask, the part before the main chorus, in 'Open Car', is that a very basic Illusion, or just displacing the back one note ahead?

Yes NeuroAxis is correct it's 17/8 but I try to disguise it to sound and feel like 4/4.

Hi Dont Taze Me Bro

First of all I have to ask, are you guys planning on adding on Arizona or Las Vegas dates over in the U.S. to your 2009 bill?

I'm pretty sure that we're not - but we will be back early next year for a much more extensive tour of the US - so there's a good chance we will play closer to where you live.

Another thing, I know you've probably been asked this plenty of times, whats the word on the new PT album? Can you give us a hint of what it may sound like and if you would, a potential release date?

I think it will be released around September time...but I can't describe what it sounds like.

Hi zephead19

I have one question on 19 days what is the splash mounted above your middle rack tom? and would you recommend it for more a rock style setting?


If you're talking about the film from my DVD - it's a Zildjian EFX 8" and it's very versatile - and I've used in many a rock setting too.

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Hi Gavin,

i love your drumming very much but haven't seen you live on stage yet. Maybe there will be an opportunity. Please allow me to ask you one question on behalf of a Porcupine Tree-Fan Group in a German social network community: We heard Porcupine Tree will be on tour in Germany in late 2009. Do you know when the complete schedule is ready? Some fans got first informations and some fear that in the surrounding of Cologne and Frankfurt won't be any concerts.
Can you give further information to that? (Please excuse our impatience ... ;-) )

Thank you very much for your time, your answer and most of all for your very great kind of drumming, which is absolutely inspiring. You are great!!

Greetings from Germany
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