Porcupine Tree would never be so focused on the art of a 3 minute pop song… Blackfield is all about the art of a great tradition pop song of verse-chorus-verse-chorus. Porcupine Tree has never been about that, although we have fraternized a little bit with the art of pop music. Porcupine Tree has always been more about horizontally complex long pieces and the album is an overall piece rather than lots of little pieces… Aviv is not a big fan of heavy music and he is not a big fan of long pieces so immediately the meeting point had to be somewhere where we were both focused on short melancholic songs.
I can’t say I like Blackfield quite as much as PT, but, then, there isn’t much I like more than PT (as far as bands go, Pink Floyd and The Beatles, that’s about it). But Blackfield’s three albums — Blackfield (2004), Blackfield II (2007), and Welcome to My DNA (2011) — are all excellent, and, in a way, more immediately accessible than PT, as Wilson suggested, if also less challenging and demanding.