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Parallel Or 90 Degrees


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.10 | 44 ratings

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4 stars Another head on melee of contemporary dance and heavy progressive rock from PO 90. MEWTD concentrates more on the guitar and the riffs are particularly abrasive and dark, on average the songs are shorter and more self contained than previous offerings linked only by short ambient instrumental passages, so this album can be enjoyed as a whole or the tracks stand alone. As with most PO 90 release the drums are 'thin' sounding but as this is the rule rather than the exception I presume its the desired effect. Stylistically much akin to what Porcupine Tree are doing, especially Man Of Thin Air which I has an incessant mid paced riff about half way through the song which changes little while the arrangement changes underneath to the point where you think you can't stand it anymore and it comes to an abrupt halt, a trick employed by Steve Wilson and co. on more than one occasion. Petroleum Addicts is a great 'old style' prog song in the sense it has many colourful parts albiet with a inimitable PO 90 spin, with its metal like riffage juxtaposed with house music (believe it or not), 'this has nothing to do with prog!' I hear you cry, well no not in the generic sense it doesn't but for those who say that, the Mellotron (or digital equivalent) and trusty guitar solo are at the end of this exhilirating track. MEWTD has all the ingredients to appeal to those looking for something new as well as vintage.
Jools | 4/5 |


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