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Bass Communion


Progressive Electronic

3.76 | 12 ratings

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The Truth
4 stars Elegant yet simple. Not prog, but beautiful.

Steven Wilson's Bass Communion project is really an interesting one. You can hear various tatters of Porcupine Tree somewhere within the massive soundscapes but this is something completely different and the collaboration with Coleclough and Potter created one of the bands best albums.

On CD 1 we get four tracks, each very hypnotic and eargasm inducing. I could literally listen to this whole album just sitting somewhere staring into space, that's how beautiful this record is.

Passed is a very spacey track reminiscent of PT scented Tangerine Dream. (That was a good way to describe it hehe)

Yossaria is a more static-filled track, but all the same as hypnotic as the first. It sounds like alot of the older Bass Communion to me.

Raiser is a short little piece (compared to the rest of the album) that sounds the most like Porcupine Tree. Definitely a Steven Wilson work. Beautiful little track too, very inquisitive almost.

Pethidine is a long static filled track which gives you the illusion of water dripping and various other subtle noises. Kind of like Ghosts on Magnetic Tape if you've heard that, very almost scary at times.

Then we get Epidural. Man what a good track. Lasting over an hour long, this piece of pure bliss makes you feel somehow at ease. You mediate with it like no other. When you're done with it you feel somehow different, I can't really explain it but you feel almost looser. Strangely beautiful track.

Pure electronic bliss. Four stars at least, because this ain't prog.

The Truth | 4/5 |


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