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Porcupine Tree


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4.06 | 1269 ratings

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1 stars Porcupine Tree is already band, instead of just side project by Steven Wilson. It's already professional act, instead of amateur. But it's not quite obvious with the music. This means the transition will be very hard... After so pleasant Up the Downstair, we have to listen to such a exhibition made by Porcupine Tree. What we have here? An interpretation of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd I think! The structure is almost exactly the same; but regretfully, it's not only the structure. Of course, there is something different moments - I cannot understand what are these techno (or house) moments here. They are combined with some inappropriate folk moments. I thought we speak about progressive rock music or I am wrong! This album make me nervous not because of admiration, but because of irritation. The Sky Moves Sideways - Phase 1 begins with the same slow saturated sound like Shine on You Crazy Diamond (part I - V) and then continues with this stuffs (techno or house) I mentioned above! The second song is the most awful on the album - Dislocated Day - it begins like Welcome to the Machine and then we ought to listen to constant repetition for 5 minutes. The Moon Touches Your Shoulder - oh this is homonymous Wish You Were Here song, isn't it?The last one The Sky Moves Sideways - Phase 2 is the second Shine on You Crazy Diamond or part VI - IX. But it contains some themes from homonymous Wish You Were Here song. Somewhere around the album you can feel themes from the Atom Heart Mother suite - just awful! Here comes the moment I want to tell something to all readers of this review - the music is not exact the same, but it's structure and correlation to each other is exact the same. If the moment in The Sky Moves Sideways - Phase 1 is in one way, in The Sky Moves Sideways - Phase 2 it's correlation to the first one is like in Shine on You Crazy Diamond (part VI - IX)'s correlation to Shine on You Crazy Diamond (part I - V). The other direction of my review is the sound. It's too spicy. It's converted to the other way. I have the feeling that it's the opposite to Wish You Were Here! I fell that if we have a recording tape we can find some themes upturned if we led the tape play on the other side. On most parts of the album the sound is like upturned. The majority of the people would say it's great album, but not someone who's favourite album is Wish You Were Here (like me). The sole album by Porcupine Tree I can't listened to! I like the recording tape to be playing on the wright side! Sorry, 1 star!
poslednijat_colobar | 1/5 |


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