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Porcupine Tree


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3.66 | 1444 ratings

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5 stars Wow, another masterpiece.

Porcupine Tree never fail to deliver, and this album proves it. A 50 minute piece of music. How are they going to pull that off. A little like this.

To be honest each seperate song on the piece is considered as a song in itself.

There is quite a cool Tarentino meets ghost movie like concpet around this album, and the concept was quite cool, but it's not necessary, the music itself is just amazing.

This was also the first suite of 2009, followed by The Whirlwind (there's probabbly more that I don't know of)

C.D. 1

I. Occam's Razor - Nice clashy intro. Pure Porcupine Tree. Reminds me of the start of Ummagumma.

II. The Blind House - Amazing way to start the piece. When the mellotron kicks in this song really comes into fruition.

III. Great Expectations - Great interlude with some amazing acoustic passages.

IV. Kneel & Disconnect - Amazing layered vocals and some lovely piano passages.

V. Drawing The Line - Reminds me of Godspeed You Black Emperor! The chorus is funny because an angry posh English man sounds funny. Very groovy song as well.

VI. The Incident - I love a dark electronica sound (I love Bjork basically). The chorus is also very catchy. Quite dark for Porcupine Tree.

VII. Your Unpleasent Family - I love the vocals in this song. Very beautiful. The guitar solo is amazing as well.

VIII. The Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train - Very beautiful ambient section with some lovely mellotron parts.

IX. Time Flies - Wow, I didn't expect this song to be this good. Although I have a bit of a bone to pick with this song . This does sound and nearlly but not is Dogs by Pink Floyd. All in all this one of the best songs I've heard this band do and it should be heard.

X. Degree Zero Of Infinity - I love the return of the main theme. Fits perfectly.

XI. Octane Twisted - The main theme is now morphed into this amazing section. Major tonal shift. The polyrhythyms are excellent.

XII. The Sťance - I love the return of the vocal theme. Amazing and very eerie.

XIII. Circle Of Manias - If Meshuggah heard this they'd be scratching their overinflated heads.

XIV. I Drive The Hearse - Reminds me of Shesmovedon. Incredibly beautiful and an amazing way to end this masterpiece.

C.D. 2

1. Flicker - Very calm and soothing, The instrumental parts are amazing. I love the chant like vocals.

2. Bonnie The Cat - Obvious Opeth influence. I love the almost spoken parts. Very sinister.

3. Black Dahlia - Very calm and soothing. The title doesn't suit it.

4. Remember Me Lover - A lovely wee love song. Aaah.

CONCLUSION: Obviously the first disc beats the second disc. If you don't have this, then shame you!

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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