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Porcupine Tree


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4 stars Fortunately, for the PT fans, this EP has been integrated into the remastered verson of "Up The Downstairs". Not that this is a masterpiece but most of the songs are valuable.

The opening is somewhat weak : purely experimental during its starting phase; but it will nicely evolve thanks to some brilliant guitar riffs (but this will be a constant in this EP).

A fully Floydian "Joke's OnYou" follows. Slow and hard tempos are mixed. Acoustic / electric. Such a great combination. These guys are really amazing. Do remember that these tracks are only left-overs from the "Up The Downstairs" sessions ...

For those of you who are orphans of the early Floyd space music, "Rainy Taxi" will get you there. Nice keyboards, almost experimental music to start, and so beautiful after the first half. This is a song for all the "ASOS" lovers to which I damned belong. When you listen to this organ, it's almost like hearing Wright's ones. This is a brilliant song. A highlight. One of their most achieved song so far. IMHHO (humble and HONEST opinion). Sensible, full of humanity (?), wonderful.

I just can not understand that it didn't make the original album. Such a fantastic song ! By far the best one available on this EP.

The long "Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape" will also transport you into some wonderful moment. I am just found of the middle section and the extraordinary guitar break. So passionate, even wild, hypnotic. Another fantastic psyche tune. I just love this type of music. The closing part is just incredible. Such a great rhythm. Another great PT song, no doubt.

This work is a great add-on to "Up The Downstairs". But even as such it is a very good snapshot on PT's music. Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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