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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.86 | 48 ratings

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5 stars Solo release from PORCUPINE TREE's leader Steven WILSON who delivers one of the 90's greatest space-psych rock releases yet. IEM is designed to scatter your brain and most certainly after repeated lisitens can cause permanent cerebral damage. IEM does sound like the spacier sections of PORCUPINE TREE's work at times and is actually very symphonic. Tracks range in mood swings from the very slow and electronic suburbs to the crashing spaced out progressive rock numbers. The opening tracks (13 mins) "The Gospel According To The I.E.M." is one of the standout tracks for me which really kicks into some wicked grooves. This is really an instrumental album which has some background noise and spoken words but I think you must be in la la land to really understand them. I.E.M. 's packaging is weirdly nostalgic in that being void of any liner notes, has a handsome packaging. Throughout the fold out booklet are sepia colored photographs of some family snapshots which will keep you entertained for a mere 2 seconds. Instrumentation used by WILSON includes the Mellotron, organ, electric and acoustic guitar, drum, bass guitar, piano, tamboura, tape recorder, sewing machine etc. If you are a fan of PORCUPINE TREE's material then IEM is essential to add into your collection. Get ready to have your brain waves scattered though and don't tell them I sent you..

loserboy | 5/5 |


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