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Porcupine Tree - The Sky Moves Sideways CD (album) cover


Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

4.06 | 1229 ratings

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5 stars The Sky Moves Sideways is a completely different experience, It is a music space trip through textures of ambient vocals and guitars, backwards drums, flutes. Sometimes Sky Moves Sideways has been characterized as a Pink Floyd sound. I used to do the same,but I felt ashamed of myself after stumbling along one of Steve Wilson's remarks:

"People always HAVE to compare things. In some respects I understand it. I mean, how do you explain to your audience what you're writing about? But the whole concept of writing about music is an absurd one anyways. It's like Frank Zappa said, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." It's using one artistic medium to talk about another one. So often Journalists are very lazy in the way they write about music and they will fall back on the same old things.particularly in regard to Porcupine Tree as being the new Pink Floyd. That REALLY annoys me. I spend so much time trying to be unique and distinctive and to have our own personality. And then to be dismissed in a single sentence like that is so upsetting."

1. The sky moves sideways phase one - The first part features a sporadic approach to progression that leaves you wondering what change will happen next and the flow is magnificent. Superb music! 5/5

2. Dislocated day - It's a very fast paced percussion track with some very aggressive guitar sounds. 4/5

3. The moon touches your shoulder - A dark moody ballad. The lyrics keep their poetic surrealism, and are harmonious with the instruments. Turn the lights out, lay on a soft, flat surface, and drift away with the soft synthesizers and the acoustic guitars as they take you away into the black of the night sky. 5/5

4. Prepare yourself - is a short musical interlude to "moonloop" 4/5

5. Moonloop - One of those ambient emotive long tracks . 4,5/5

6. The sky moves sideways phase two - This second part is a further exploration of sounds and spacey guitar sequences of part one. Its a amazing end to this album. 5/5

Final Note : The Sky Moves Sideways" is a beautiful album ,that need to be examined with the headphones.It´s another classic mind trip from Porcupine Tree.

5+4+5+4+4,5+5 = 27,5

27,5 : 6 = 4,6

Essential - A masterpiece of progressive music.

Marquês_Prög | 5/5 |


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