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TRANSMISSION IV

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.19 | 83 ratings

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Juan.Pablo.Gonzalez
5 stars I am a happy owner of this rare release (which was a bi**h, because I live in Colombia), and have to say that, although it is masterful, it does need extensive "digestion" before falling into such category.

The first time I listened to (at least) the first five minutes of this, I went "Did my dad really go into such trouble for THIS? Is he that much of a completionist?"

Then, as I grew up, and got more into the music of Porcupine Tree, I gave the track a second chance, as I generally do.

I must confess I was utterly blown away by the music, because I became a fan of jamming sessions, soundscaping, and spontaneous improvisation. The background sounds, the grooves, the drumming effects, the synths, the subtlety of the bass and the guitar soundscaping were pure ear candy. And for extra indulgence, the sound quality is remarkable, allowing further rejoice upon careful listening of the record

So, five out of five. Although the building blocks of this recording are quite simple musically, perhaps due to the fact that it was a late-night improvisation, if I recall correctly, the musicality, versatility, compatibility and musical connection of Porcupine Tree Mk. II (Maitland, Wilson, Barbieri, Edwin) is undeniable and more than evident with this release.

Juan.Pablo.Gonzalez | 5/5 |

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