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ON THE SUNDAY OF LIFE.....

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.02 | 613 ratings

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nisandzic
5 stars The only word I was able to speak during listening of this fantasy was: Wow!

Here we have one of most mystical and beautiful works in music of nineties. Well, this is much underrated work, and may I say: difficult one to find. But this album shows all musical genius of Steven Wilson. He played guitar here, played keyboards, put sampled drums, made all beautiful computer effects, made a visionary piece of music. He experimented, made music for future, made history.

This was my second Porcupine Tree experience, as my first Porcupine Tree album was "In Absentia", but the first track I have heard ever of this band was "Music for the Head", from this album. When I heard this ambient, trans-like, hypnotic piece, I was so much impressed that impression lasted for days. My musical taste was changed in that moment. Before this I was in some kind of period in between grunge rock towards first progressive style I discovered, and it was progressive metal. Music of Porcupine Tree has taken me into sophisticated, futuristic, free minded progressive world, for all time up to now.

This album is excellent example of space rock, with perfect interstellar keyboards, beautifully arranged vocals, that fit so good in overall sound, together with excellent guitar which made me crazy! All songs are well connected on album, atmospheres unique, and this feeling which are unique for this album, never loose its flow. Here are many fantastic songs, I will mention "Radioactive Toy", which is still one of favorite Porcupine Tree live songs, excellent, atmospheric, "Nine Cats", or "And the Swallows Dance Above", such excellent track based on psychedelic drums, and mind blowing vocals.

This is where space rock was reborn. It is very important album as it is awakening from dull music of eighties. It is not similair to today's Porcupine Tree albums, but that is essence of the band: always moving on the other sides.

Any new fan of Porcupine Tree will not miss this one, probably, and all fans of psychedelic/space rock need this album as an anthological piece; for all prog fans, this is example of historical step forward in progressive music.

nisandzic | 5/5 |

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