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Porcupine Tree - Tarquin's Seaweed Farm (K7) CD (album) cover


Porcupine Tree


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3.50 | 63 ratings

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4 stars It's interesting to check out the very first works of a band, such as PT, that at the time was completely unknown, and now is considered one of the best progressive rock bands of the last twenty years. Before all that glory that we are all so familiar with, there was Tarquin's Seaweed Farm, Steven Wilson's first effort ever.

All of this material ( 15 songs!!!) would end up in different albums: The first 8 songs would eventually be part of the Steven Wilson's, aka Porcupine Tree, first studio album, "On The Sunday Of Life...", even though Wilson had to rename some tracks, and of course the music is the same. All the other songs would end up in the first compilation album of the band, "Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape".

In the first part of the album, you would be already familiar with the songs, if you ever listened to the band's (pardon, Steven Wilson) debut album. Like I said, some songs in this K7 have a different title, and the song "Radioactive Toy" is much shorter than the version of "On The Sunday Of Life...". In the second part of the album, all the songs were never released in any studio album: "Towel" could have easily been a cut from OTSOL because of it's naive experimentation and of it's pretty nice melody. "Mute" is a great jam song, with a great but not so catchy melody, while "There Is No Reason To Live, No Reason To Die" and "Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape" are real jam songs, 11 and 20 minutes of pure hallucinative moods. Not to forget "Daughters In Excess", probably the weirdest and creepiest song off the album, 6 minutes of musical delirium.

To sum up, definitely a great album, recommendable to all PT solid fans and to the "On A Sunday Of Life...." fans, even though I sadly notice that they aren't too many of them.

EatThatPhonebook | 4/5 |


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