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3.47 | 65 ratings | 4 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Music for the head - here (2:48)
2. Jupiter Island (6:13)
3. Nun's cleavage - left (2:48)
4. Clarinette vignette (1:22)
5. Nun's cleavage - right (1:00)
6. Space transmission (3:05)
7. Message from a self-destructing turnip (0:30)
8. Radioactive toy (5:55)
9. Towel (3:36)
10. Wastecoat (1:12)
11. Mute (8:11)
12. Music for the head - there (1:31)
13. No reason to live, no reason to die (11:20)
14. Daughters in excess (6:54)
15. The cross / Hole / Yellow Hedgerow dreamscape (20:52)

Total Time: 77:17

Line-up / Musicians

- Steven Wilson / guitar, vocals, keyboards, programming

Releases information

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PORCUPINE TREE Tarquin's Seaweed Farm (K7) ratings distribution

(65 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(26%)
Good, but non-essential (37%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

PORCUPINE TREE Tarquin's Seaweed Farm (K7) reviews

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Review by EatThatPhonebook
4 stars It's interesting to check out the very first works of a band, such as PT, that at the time was completely unknown, and now is considered one of the best progressive rock bands of the last twenty years. Before all that glory that we are all so familiar with, there was Tarquin's Seaweed Farm, Steven Wilson's first effort ever.

All of this material ( 15 songs!!!) would end up in different albums: The first 8 songs would eventually be part of the Steven Wilson's, aka Porcupine Tree, first studio album, "On The Sunday Of Life...", even though Wilson had to rename some tracks, and of course the music is the same. All the other songs would end up in the first compilation album of the band, "Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape".

In the first part of the album, you would be already familiar with the songs, if you ever listened to the band's (pardon, Steven Wilson) debut album. Like I said, some songs in this K7 have a different title, and the song "Radioactive Toy" is much shorter than the version of "On The Sunday Of Life...". In the second part of the album, all the songs were never released in any studio album: "Towel" could have easily been a cut from OTSOL because of it's naive experimentation and of it's pretty nice melody. "Mute" is a great jam song, with a great but not so catchy melody, while "There Is No Reason To Live, No Reason To Die" and "Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape" are real jam songs, 11 and 20 minutes of pure hallucinative moods. Not to forget "Daughters In Excess", probably the weirdest and creepiest song off the album, 6 minutes of musical delirium.

To sum up, definitely a great album, recommendable to all PT solid fans and to the "On A Sunday Of Life...." fans, even though I sadly notice that they aren't too many of them.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Tarquin's Seaweed Farm, subtitled "Words from a Hessian Dack", is the first album by Porcupine Tree realeased in 1989 however at this time Porcupine Tree was only a joke band created by Steven Wilson and his friend Malcolm Stocks. The release was only available to a few people at the time and was la ... (read more)

Report this review (#287983) | Posted by Chris M | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Ok, i'm going to do this review as I listen to the record, and am going to split it up into three parts, the pre-listen, the listen, and the post-listen. Pre-listen: Ok, so I already know some of the tracks due to me owning On the Sunday Of Life... and I somewhat know that album well. The on ... (read more)

Report this review (#287954) | Posted by Bligahphlarum | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This will be a very short review. In fact every trak that not appears in "on the sunday of life" album is in "Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape", so maybe someone could ask why listen to this early K7? There's just one reason, this is the original work, the traks follows as Steven Wilson conceived the ... (read more)

Report this review (#100703) | Posted by Apteryx | Monday, November 27, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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