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Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34 - The Complete Trip  CD (album) cover


Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

3.25 | 365 ratings

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Marc Baum
Prog Reviewer
3 stars Album story is based on a LSD-trip experienced by a guy named Bryan. There are several parts on the album which are familiar with some classic prog material out of the 70's. Once you have a effect of the epic piece A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers by Van Der Graaf Generator and for most part from Pink Floyd a famous guitar rhythm from The Wall, which continues throughout "Voyage 34 - The Complete Trip". These ideas may be stolen from these legendary bands, but they fit incredibly well to the trippy atmosphere of this psychedelic rock concept. Another note is, that this album is completely instrumental, beside the effects and the speaking of the story-guiding teller. Steven Wilson plays some really refreshing guitar leads on the uplifting moments on the record, specially on the best part, "Phase One".

I feel that this album is a love/hate relationship to prog listeners and Porcupine Tree fans. This album definitely has it's moments but sometimes it can be getting annoying very fast. Since I can't categorize it as a excellent album, neither a album which just appeals to fans only, I will give this good, but non-essential record 3 stars. For my part, I enjoy this album very much, but I really can't listen to it often, because it can get boring very fast.

album rating: 6.5/10 points = 64 % on MPV scale = 3/5 stars

point-system: 0 - 3 points = 1 star / 3.5 - 5.5 points = 2 stars / 6 - 7 points = 3 stars / 7.5 - 8.5 points = 4 stars / 9 - 10 points = 5 stars

Marc Baum | 3/5 |


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