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STAIRCASE INFINITIES

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.83 | 157 ratings

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Shakespeare
3 stars This EP is a perfect directional statement between the LSD-laced Up the Downstair (during which album's sessions this half-hour was recorded), and the melodious The Sky Moves Sideways. Still with the hypnotic, psychedelic tricks, but a newly developed bright aura, hazy optimism as well. With very little vocals, and a lot of Floydian guitar (not to the point of plagiarism, as Voyage 34 was), and some non-Floydian guitar work as well. Though electric dominates the album, there is some usage of acoustic as well. The word that comes to mind is mellow, but that would paint the album wrongly, as much of the EP is upbeat. The diversity, which is a key to success on many of the great Tree's albums, is lacking here. Every song is relatively similar, with much psychedelic guitar and organ, throbbing percussion, et cetera. Still a great listen, though, and definitely worth the buck for the avid Porc Tree fan.
Shakespeare | 3/5 |

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