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VOYAGE 34 - THE COMPLETE TRIP

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.19 | 288 ratings

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ProgBagel
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2 stars Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34: The Complete Trip 2.5 stars

Too long, way too long.

While it is pretty interesting to hear this trance music, 40 minutes of mostly repetition just doesn't give it value anymore in my eyes. There were obviously some good parts in this, but they were very scarce.

'Phase I' is the biggest Floyd rip off that has ever been recorded, as most reviewers have stated. The riff is taken from the intro of 'Another Brick in the Wall Pt.1' and is somehow spaced out into a near 13 minute piece. This one does include a great guitar solo though.

'Phase 2' takes the end of the first phase and extends it. Gone is the Brick in the Wall riff, and just replaced with a different one. This song is different from the first because there are more directions taken, making it a pretty expansive track. My favorite on this record.

'Phase 3'. I don't take too much of a liking to this track. I think Steve's effects weren't as convincing as any of his previous works. They seemed too dull and not fitting in the right spots.

'Phase 4'. This track is way too minimalistic for my tastes. It contains mostly a few samples here and there, drawn out noise and minimalistic drum work.not my cup of tea.

All in all, I would rate this a little above collectors. It is the reason why I have it, but it could be a good addition for fans of some spacey psychedelic music.

ProgBagel | 2/5 |

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