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THE SKY MOVES SIDEWAYS

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.09 | 988 ratings

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shyman
5 stars After listening to this record, there is only a word that comes into my mind to describe Steve Wilson: genius. Out of his solo efforts, this is the best one without discussion, and I think it is one of best from the whole Porcupine Tree album set. Although in "Voyage 34" we could see a glimpse of the space rock and psychedelic melodic tendencies of Wilson put in a set of lengthy 'quasi-instrumental' tracks, in this case, the composer goes a step forward in order to achieve perfection. And he clearly succeeds. As other reviewer mentioned, listening to this album with earphones is an incredibly amazing experience.

This record is full of rich, relaxing and atmospheric textures performed using a wide variety of instruments, either guitar, synths, drums, etc. Even voices could be considered as instruments here, either Wilson's or the female choirs that you can listen in some passages. So, this album might be considered basically as an epic instrumental work. I have to admit that before checking out this site, I wasn't much into this kind of musical compositions. Now it is a different story, and I am delighted listening to the best Floyd's pieces, as well as from other artists, including Porcupine Tree. I'm not going to compare this with any other work performed by more aged musicians like Pink Floyd, because I think that Steve Wilson's works have a very personal touch in them.

To sum up, anyone who is a fan of space rock, relaxing music with some complexity or prog in general must get this album, at least in my humble opinion.

shyman | 5/5 |

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