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THE SKY MOVES SIDEWAYS

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.09 | 921 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 8/10

Hey, this is where Porcupine Tree finally get it right, huh?

Although the band's last album under the banner of a simple project of Steven Wilson The Sky Moves Sideways already has future members - Richard Barbieri on keyboards and electronics (although he has since made ​​an appearance on Up the Downstair), Colin Edwin in bass and double bass (the latter in the second part of the title track) and Chris Maitland on drums and percussion. The reason why this album is not considered to be a 100% group effort is that there are two songs here that are interier performed by Wilson (The Moon Touches Your Shoulder and Dislocated Day).

I think the album's first phase of the PT that was what I was most curious about. And I'm not disappointed. The Sky Moves Sideways is widely regarded as the Wish You Were Here of the 90īs, and not without reason - the title track is divided into two parts that open and close the album, similar to what happened in the classic of Pink Floyd. Actually you can call me crazy, but I consider this work better than WYWH!

The music found here is not very different from previous albums - a fusion of ambient music, with electronic and psychedelic experimentalism. Do not expect the progressive metal of In Absentia or pop rock of Stupid Dream. SSTs is by far the most complex album that Porcupine Tree has released. And one of his best, too. It's even hard to tell which are my favorite here, though my attention has been on the first part of the title track, The Moon Touches Your Shoulder and Prepare Yourself.

4 stars!

voliveira | 4/5 |

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