Ark 21 Records
Release date
1 Jan 1996
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Bornlivedie 1:41 7,595
2 Signify 3:25 70,426
3 Sleep of No Dreaming 5:23 37,207
4 Pagan 1:34 51,258
5 Waiting (Phase One) 4:23 20,531
6 Waiting (Phase Two) 6:14 16,988
7 Sever 5:29 54,185
8 Idiot Prayer 7:35 46,813
9 Every Home Is Wired 5:07 51,612
10 Intermediate Jesus 7:27 43,369
11 Light Mass Prayer 4:27 12,224
12 Darkmatter 8:57 7,516

About this album

Signify is the fourth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released in September, 1996. It was the first album that frontman Steven Wilson recorded with a full group of musicians on board from the beginning. Previously he had been recording albums primarily as a one-man band with help gradually from other musicians. A number of the songs (albeit in demo form) were debuted live on the The Sky Moves Sideways tour before being recorded. The song “Every Home is Wired” has been covered by Polish electronic group Cabaret and included in their single Electric Chair Song. The full quote from the background words of “Idiot Prayer” can be heard on the song Trippin’ by SRM.

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  • Asmorod88

    The best album by Steven Wilson.

    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mark4all


    16 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Ennish

    Not only is this my favorite Porcupine Tree album, but this could very well be my all-time favorite album in terms of production value. Every sound is so distinct and carefully-treated that it allows me to enjoy the audio as it is presented. It jumps out at me and calms me down all at once. This is a "headphone album" if I ever heard one. Highly recommended.

    2 Apr 2014 Reply
  • wwmwmw

    one of the best covers of Porcupine Tree!!

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • gonetobeach

    "and all of those childhood memories wiped away along with most of your personality" Damn, what a band LOL

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MegaDave89

    I begin to like this album more and more.

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Enemy-of-Gods

    Amazing album!

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Hien-divided

    Because it's called "Dark Matter", not "Darkmatter".

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Laloora

    Wondering, why Darkmatter is the least heard track on this album ...

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Hien-divided

    Quintessential Porcupine Tree album.

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • kashmirowy_sok

    @Jealousheart your current avatar explains your failed opinion...

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Jealousheart

    boring [2]

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bernlin2000

    Could be their best, it gets better the more I listen to it. The religious theme is remarkable...seemingly both critiquing it and yet recognizing there's something behind all those preachers "empty prayer, empty mouths"

    24 Oct 2012 Reply

    Creepy and amazing.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • laurafemme


    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • iron345

    Amazing and so varied. Sounds to me like a perfect crossover album from their ambient period into the more concise stuff on Stupid Dream with the best of both worlds. Idiot Prayer has one of the grooviest basslines I've ever heard.

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • joemcmaster

    great macabre albumartimustsay

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • LSamuelDawson

    The Best

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    The double LP vinyl contains three additional tracks >> Discogs

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mk741

    The atheism is strong with this one.

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
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