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THE SKY MOVES SIDEWAYS

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.08 | 1003 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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4 stars 4.5 stars really!!

PT here arrives at their second masterpiece, preceded by On a Sunday Of Life... and followed by all their latter albums from the 00's. 'The sky Moves Sideways" is a true classic, which is strongly influenced by Pink Floyd and the whole Space Rock genre in general. The structure is very similar to "Wish You Were Here", in fact, like the essential prog masterpiece, it starts and ends with a very long song, both of the same title. "The sky moves Sideways" however, is very different: many electronic moments as well as Heavy Prog ones, which an unusual touch of mystery, both the beginning and the end of the album (phase 2 however is inferior to 1, in my opinion). is a journey through a parallel universe and/or space, a journey towards the point of no return of man. But the album is not only the two epic title tracks: "Dislocated Day" is a fascinating song, with mystery and true prog combined. "The moon touches your shoulder" is a fantastic "ballad" very spacy in some moments and haunting whatsoever. Not to forget the 17 minute "Moonloop" an improvised piece that flows perfectly, together with spacy(yes, again) moods, and true psychedelic rock.

An unforgettable album, essential to whoever wants to try PT and space rock generally speaking.

EatThatPhonebook | 4/5 |

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