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THE SKY MOVES SIDEWAYS

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.09 | 989 ratings

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arqwave
4 stars I wonder how many persons had heard this album and got marvelled by its simplicity, tightness and poetic resources... This is a forgotten masterpiece of the mid-90's, an album that had little promotion in the record industry, but made it in the underground levels as a "cult" record, beacuse it feature for the first time a "whole band", and that represented some live gigs for the regular fan. So, getting serious about it, the opening song is simply perfect, an 18 minute song with a lot of passages, but never felt broken, surrounding the main parts with a lot of textures, making you believe you're in a cloud, waiting to be moved!!!!, a very nice approach with instruments and improvistation, a jazzy attitude with a rock soul. The second piece is an agressive, "hard-rock" approach, a concert favorite, with a lot of energy and heart, leading the listener into a passage of mystery and ambient, with THE MOON..., PREPARE... and of course MOONLOOP, finishing with a closure of kings with the second part of THE SKY MOVES SIDEWAYS, treating the "colors and textures" of the record as a very impresive story of notes and feelings. Now, if you bought the USA record, you will find some differences (as noted before), however, the most important change is the inclusion of STARS DIE, a great mid-tempo song. So, i suggest to buy the "special-edition" record that feature the whole singles of the original sessions. A must buy
arqwave | 4/5 |

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