Maybe the best way to start this is tell you what this cd will not give you, it is a song that you will be able to sing with and remember for the rest of the day, this is for me a big time project for Steven that is really hard to get into and will not please everyone for sure, now, if you are patient the way I was, I did listen to the cd about 15 time so far and only since the last 3 time that I actually loose myself totaly into it and yes without drugs! big smile! this is not just a cd to listen but an actual sound experience that can take one person anywhere, some of course would say that it is simply all over the place, and so on, for me I think that this is just a super gift from steven wilson, all those different instrument of music that usually you would not see them together on a same track, it is just amazing! but I must tell the true , it was hard for me to take at first. if I would have written my review after the first listening, I would have call my review total let down, but some how I knew that I had to be patient and get into it, so, if you are prepare to do that it is a master piece, and let's not forget the gift of a audio dvd with the dts and the 5.0 sound and high resolution and so on, other major band charge us for such of product, in the audio dvd department, Porcupine tree and steven wilsone give it with the purchase of the cd, if you have the equipment it is something to experience, but again, this is no radio materiel, Dark side of the moon now sound very commercial compare to this, we have come a long way. be prudent if you choose to buy this one be prepare that you may not like it at first, but you will in time if you like experimental music.