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3.33 | 78 ratings | 3 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Stars die (4:57)
2. Moonloop (18:04)

Total Time: 23:01
Also available as 12" vinyl single (DELEC EPO 32) and on C+S Records (CS20242) under the title "Stars Die" with an extra track "Always

Line-up / Musicians

- Steven Wilson / guitar, vocals, keyboards, programming
- Colin Edwin / bass
- Richard Barbieri / keyboards
- Chris Maitland / drums
- Rick Edwards / percussion

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PORCUPINE TREE Moonloop E.P. ratings distribution

(78 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (28%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

PORCUPINE TREE Moonloop E.P. reviews

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Review by evenless
4 stars "Starts Die" is probably one of the best Porcupine Tree songs from the "Sky Moves Sideways" era. Soft vocals and a dreamy soundscape make this track very easy to listen to. Certainly Pink Floyd fans will love this track and basicly love all tracks from "The Sky Moves Sideways".

"Moonloop" is nice, but nothing compared to the MOONLOOP TRANSMISSION IV unedited improvisation by Colin Edwin, Chris Maitland, Steven Wilson and guest artists Markus Butler on harmonica and Rick Edwards playing the percussions.

If you already like "Moonloop" on this EP you will totally LOVE the unedited track of 40m07s long! Some true musicianship comes to live while the quintet is jamming along in the Doghouse in Henley on the 28th of June, 1994.

For fans who would like to have this item: it's already sold out, thus the only way to go seems eBay. (this is how I got my copy).

Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars This EP holds two songs that will be featured on their later album "Sky Moves". I guess that European fans will appreciate this one since "Stars Die" is only featured on the US version of this album, or available on the remastered double CD set released in 2004. Since this double album is sold very cheap over the web (just under eight ?), I can hardly recommend you to find & buy this one.

"Moonloop" is a long (over seventeen minutes) orbital trip, fully iinstrumental piece of music. A bit flat and with very little inspiration in this version . "Stars Die" is a very quiet song. Beautiful keyboards and sweet vocals are the attractive points. A decent psychedelic ballad with some voices from the outer space.

Two stars. But you shouldn't bother with this one.

Review by Queen By-Tor
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Strap yourself in.

Always one for the EPs, Wilson makes an interesting one this time. Two tracks, one long instrumental improvised freakout and a standard song. STARS DIE is an excellent PT track that's quite serene and ominous at the exact same time wile MOONLOOP is a touch more interesting. Definitely music for people who like to zone out, MOONLOOP is a long, ambient track that will be very much enjoyed by any Floyd, or even GS!BE fan. The song twists and turns and eventually picks up at the end for a cataclysmic finish.

Not much to say about the ep other than that.

2 stars, really for fans only. Anyone else who wants to check out the music can find it on other various compilations and the expanded version of ''Sky Moves Sideways''.

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