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Porcupine Tree


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4.07 | 1347 ratings

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5 stars Porcupine Tree's The Sky Moves Sideways is an awesome album to have come out in the 1990s. It's more of a throwback to the great 1970s prog, especially Pink Floyd.

On the original release, the title track AThe Sky Moves Sideways is split into two tracks, one on each side of the album. This track is very reminiscent of Pink Floyd from the time of Dark Side of the Moon to Wish You Were Here, with an added section that sounds north African.

Dislocated Day is similar to their earlier material found on Up the Downstairs, and would also fit into their next album Signify. The Moon Touches Your Shoulder is another prog related piece. Prepare Yourself is a short ditty that seems to be nothing but a placeholder on the album

The album really comes into its own when you look at the 2-disc extended version. The second disc contains the entire mix of The Sky Moves Sideways which is nice to have without the fadeouts. It also contains Moonloop,as well as the Moonloop (Coda), an extended jam in an almost acid rock kind of way. It also contains the albums best song, Stars Die (which would later be the name of their retrospective compilation of their Delerium years.

All in all, a fantastic collection of progressive music that should be in everyone's prog library.

wehpanzer | 5/5 |


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