Hi, I just received a promo copy for review of Still and have played it a good many 15-20 times and I have some questions to ask to the band. I hope you guys will take the time to enlighten me a bit... 1. How much of an influence did your new keyboard player have on the songwriting (as on "And She Slowly Dies")? And what bands did he play in before? 2. Are the "processed" vocals and acoustic parts on songs like "Bleeding" and "Taste of Sand" (with its great symphonic-like opening) influenced by later day Porcupine Tree in any way? I don't think I've heard you guys were fans of Steven Wilson or any of his projects, but I feel there is a good dose of his "feel" on this disc. 3. "And She Slowly Dies" is so uncannily Pink Floyd-ish it's amazing. Stefan, you've never sung with so much confidence before, but what's even more amazing is even your melodies evoke Gilmour's style to me, not to mention the amazing guitar work. Very slow, slightly blues-inflected... another new thing on Still. But I'm amazed at how much Pink Floyd I can hear in this. Are you guys big fans? I always knew about Fates Warning and Queensryche, but Pink Floyd... that's certainly new for me. 4. Are the drums on "Sleepy Town" real or programmed? Slightly electronic, with thick Radiohead-ish arrangements and vocals by Stefan that rip and slay. My God - the lyrics are great too. Ah, whatever, this thread isn't meant to review the songs. Just curious about the drumming on this track (or any other for that matter). I feel the drumming is relatively less complex and "in front", especially compared to The Window Dressing. Also the drum tone is VERY different from previous albums. Was this a conscious effort? Again the solo is David Gilmour to the bone to these ears. Comments? 5. What is "Liar On The Mount" about? What do those spoken segments imply? 6. Could you talk a bit about the lyrical themes explored on "Nothing More"? I feel this song will appeal to fans of Pain of Salvation circa Remedy Lane quite a bit. Excellent dynamics. Cheers!