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Porcupine Tree


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2.97 | 215 ratings

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2 stars Self-confessedly self indulgent, this album is one of the few unnecessary items in the PORCUPINE TREE discography.

Not that it's poor. Far from it. 'Metanoia' is the fruits of a couple of improv jam sessions held during the 'Signify' recording sessions, and consists largely of guitar and synth noodling over a steady rhythm. The musicians play well together, and I particularly enjoy COLIN EDWIN's bass work. In the end, however, it is the space-rock equivalent of a LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT exercise: impressive sound but of limited compositional value, which, I guess, is the nature of improv.

Prospective purchasers should note that it bears little resemblance to the polished albums in PT's catalogue. Not an album that gets regular play in my collection.

russellk | 2/5 |


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