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DTS Releases Porcupine Tree 'In Absentia' on DVD-Audio

by June 23, 2004

Agoura Hills , CA - February 18, 2004 - DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE) today announced a March 9th street date for the DVD-Audio version of Porcupine Tree's critically acclaimed album, In Absentia. Known for their unique blend of rock, atmospherics, songwriting, and dark intellectual cool, Porcupine Tree is a British band whose goal is to dissolve the boundaries between different music genres.

Originally released on compact disc by Lava Records in September 2002, In Absentia is Porcupine Tree's most accomplished and complete work to date. The album has received great praise worldwide, and has gone on to become the band's best-selling album: The DTSE 5.1 surround DVD-Audio release of In Absentia adds a wealth of new features, including:

  • Exclusive surround re-mixes of all 12 original songs
  • DVD-Audio tracks, plus DTS 5.1 for DVD-Video players
  • Bonus tracks: "Drown With Me," "Chloroform," and "Futile"
  • Three original music videos, synced to DTS 5.1 Digital Surround
  • On-screen lyrics and artist photo gallery

"While the art of re-mixing music into 5.1 surround continues to evolve, this is exactly the kind of project that will help take it to a whole new level," said David DelGrosso, DTSE Vice President of Marketing. "Both the artist and manager were hands-on through every step of this surround production, resulting in a new creative expression that dramatically amplifies the depth and power of this exceptional album."

"I've worked with a lot of bands throughout my career, and it's been decades since I've encountered one with this much talent," added multi-award winning engineer, Elliott Scheiner. "Mixing this record into surround was more fun than I've had in years, and it sounds great in a 5.1 automobile sound system."

Porcupine Tree is comprised of Steven Wilson (lead vocals, guitar); Richard Barbieri (keyboards); Colin Edwin (bass) and Gavin Harrison (drums and percussion.) Together since 1993, the band is one of the UK 's most respected, pioneering underground forces with a following that spans the globe.

Billboard describes Porcupine Tree's music as "cinematic... simply gorgeous," while college radio bible CMJ compares Porcupine Tree to "a complete voyage... inspired as an Apollo mission."

For more information, go to www.porcupinetree.com .

About DTS Entertainment
DTS Entertainment is an entertainment label that licenses, produces, and markets an expansive series of DVD-Audio and 5.1 Music Discs to millions of DTS Digital Surround enthusiasts. Currently, there are more than 100 DTS Entertainment music titles available covering a wide variety of genres, including pop/rock mega-hits such as the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over and Sting's Brand New Day. For more information, please visit www.dtsEntertainment.com .

About DTS
DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processors, and there are 200 million DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as 5.1 Music Discs, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM software. Additionally, DTS is featured on more than 20,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills , California and has offices in the United Kingdom , Japan and China . For further information, please visit www.dtsonline.com .

DTS and DTS Entertainment are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

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