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Porcupine Tree


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4.06 | 1286 ratings

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Dan Bobrowski
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4 stars If I could only keep one Porcupine Tree CD, this would be the one. Actually, I have the reissue that is two CDs and cost only a dollar more. While the tune "The Sky Moves Sideways" is in two seperate parts, combining them into one back to back journey is quite a positive aural experience. At over a half hour in length, it's quite an undertaking, but well worth the time. It's easy to lose track of time and ride the undulating waves. PT takes you through psychodelic daydreams and dance music rave-ups then traps you in a dark Floydian closet with understated vocals and pristine production.

Dislocated Day and the Moon Touches Your Shoulder could have been included on Lightbulb Sun or Signify. They are both short format, classic PT tunes. Lyrics of searching the celestial skies trying to find meaning. As a whole, the band performs at the top of their individual talents, creating a sonic jigsaw puzzle as each instrument fits into the overall picture. Steven Wilsons guitar cuts through with Gilmour like clarity, sharp and bluesy. Maitland and Edwin explore the foundation of the music, never static or dull. Barbieri's keyboard work fills up space without overwhelming the listener, very stealthy and unobtrusive.

This would be the perfect beginner CD for anyone wanting to try Porcupine Tree for the first time.

Dan Bobrowski | 4/5 |


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