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Parallel Or 90 Degrees

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4.04 | 21 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A Man Of Thin Air (5:05)
2. The Single (5:56)
3. Unbranded (8:36)
4. Modern (6:00)
5. The Media Pirates (10:33)
6. Promises Of Life (7:49)
7. Blues For Lear (8:50)
8. Space Junk (10:38)
9. Petroleum Addicts (11:02)

Total Time 74:29

1. Afterlifecycle Sequence (28:00)
2. Embalmed In Acid (5:42)
3. Four Egos One War (20:14)
4. Fadge Part One (3:33)
5. A Kick In The Teeth (6:44)
6. Unforgiving Skies (9:04)

Total Time 73:17

Total Time 2xCD 147:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Andy Tillison Diskdrive / keyboards, vocals, guitars, drums
- Sam Baine / keyboards
- Graham Young / guitars (track 2.1)
- Lee Duncan / drums (tracks 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 2.6)
- Jonathan Barrett / bass (tracks 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 2.6)
- Gareth Harwood / guitars (tracks 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 2.6), Vocals (track 1.6)
- Guy Manning / guitars (tracks 1.2, 1.4), vocals (tracks 1.4, 1.6)
- Alex King / drums (tracks 1.1, 1.3, 1.7-1.9, 2.2-2.5)
- Ken Senior / bass (tracks 1.1, 1.3, 1.7-1.9, 2.2-2.5)
- Dan Watts / guitars, devices (tracks 1.1, 1.7, 1.9, 2.2-2.5)
- Roine Stolt / guitars, vocals (track 1.7)

Releases information

Progrock Records, PRR680

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PARALLEL OR 90 DEGREES A Can of Worms ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Residing most times within the heavier parts of the progressive rock realm; Parallel Or 90 Degrees does a good job in making a summary of their output with this album; and they throw more tidbits towards the fans than ordinary for such a release, including almost 40 minutes of previously unreleased material, with close to 30 of those from an album that got put on hold due to other obligations from the band members.

In style and sound we're treated to a somewhat diverse band here; on one end exploring a sound and style mixing Porcupine Tree tendencies with AOR; while at the other end driving space rock with similarities to Hawkwind and aforementioned Porcupine Tree is the name of the game. And in between these extremeties....I guess you won't have to be an Einstein to guess what's likely to be mentioned there.

The songs range from average outings to moments of sheer brilliance; and I believe it's a matter of personal taste for what tracks to place in each category. This band has a strong appeal towards several different crowds, and although few will find this collection perfect I believe many will find it to be a high quality release worth purchasing. And with an official running time of close to 2 and a half hours; this is excellent value for money too.

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4 stars Andy Tillison, also known as the man behind The Tangent's curtain, is more deeply rooted in this band. Here, in Parallel or Ninety Degrees, he's quirky and eccentric, which says a lot since this perp's more popular offering is more than a jog away from the run of the mill. To further digr ... (read more)

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