"It’s, of course, almost impossible to crystallize something in words that is beyond words. I think the combination of music and words is so much more powerful than simply the written word. If you can get those two things in balance, it can almost make you understand what is beyond understanding.”

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The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist resurrects Porcupine Tree’s spectral, desolate sound after a 12-year hiatus with Closure/Continuation, bringing listeners both long-awaited catharsis and new hope for the future.

In 2010, Steven Wilson was standing onstage at the Royal Albert Hall in London with his band Porcupine Tree before a sold-out crowd. He hadn’t yet told his bandmates that it would be their last show—at least for a while. The band had been engaged in what felt like a relentless cycle of recording and touring for the 17 years leading up to that point. Despite having gained a dedicated following, they’d never had a hit nor the support of mainstream radio and television—yet they were constantly being told their next record would be the one to break through. But with 10 albums to their name, that still hadn’t happened. Wilson was tired.

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3-band active eq is flat when set halfway, has 10dB of Low/High boost and parked-wah level boosting of the Mid

Cumming, GA (January 23, 2018) -- The Amptweaker Curveball Jr EQ and Boost pedal is an easy to use but very powerful tool for shaping your tone, boosting your amp and tweaking your pedalboard. This special 3-band active eq is flat when set halfway, has 10dB of low/high boost and parked-wah level boosting of the mids, and can even mimic various classic passive guitar amp EQs. There’s a mid switch to set the mid frequency for US, UK, or thrash-style of midrange, making it a great choice for use as a clean preamp when used with other Amptweaker pedals’ SideTrak loops and going straight to a power amp.

The popular Tight circuit is included as a three position switch, allowing the Curveball Jr to be used for an input booster to tighten up the attack of your amp while adding more gain. There’s even a volume knob so you can use it to cut or boost the overall volume once you get the tone tweaked.

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