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4.05 | 29 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2014

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Crossing Into The Unknown (20:46)
2. The Air Pirate (11:23)
3. Cycles (12:20)

4. Unexplored (5:36)
5. iPhone (6:06)
6. Lost (7:19)
7. Serena Song (9:24)
8. Nowhere Bound (5:43)
9. Which Way Is Up (4:22)

Bonus track on 2015 reissue:
10. Air Pirate Jam (7:17)

Total Time 78:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Alex Cora / guitars, vocals, co-producer
- Derek Sherinian / keyboards
- Ginny Luke / violin, vocals
- Ric Fierabracci / bass
- Vinnie Colaiuta / drums

- Colette Von / vocals (1)
- David Kirsh / vocals (1)
- Luke Tierney / vocals (9)
- Matt Linsky / guitar solo (6)
- Gustavo Farķas / Moog solo (8), co-producer

Releases information

Artwork: Ben Clayton and Manthos Lappas

2xCD self-released (2014, US)
2xCD Giant Electric Pea ‎- GEPCD1048 (2015, UK) With a bonus track

Thanks to Evolver for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
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PURPOSEFUL PORPOISE The Water Games ratings distribution

(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars US project PURPOSEFUL PORPOISE is the creative vehicle of composer and musician Alex Cora, and at the tail end of 2014 he initially self-released his then self-titled double CD debut album, featuring contributions from an all-star cast of musical friends. The album was soon picked up by the British progressive rock label Giant Electric Pea, which reissued an expanded version of the album, now named "The Water Games", in the summer of 2015.

Purposeful Porpoise comes across as a vital setup, exploring a style of progressive rock I'd generally describe as founded in the classic era, yet without any direct pointers to specific bands other than certain trace elements and tendencies in terms of mood and atmosphere. Fans of bands such as Yes, Kansas and probably even Camel might want to give this one a spin, and in particular those among that crowd who know and appreciate music of this kind with improvisational aspects and a slight orientation towards jazz-rock.

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5 stars When i was searching for new fresh music, i stumbled upon Purpuseful Porpoise. YouTube learned me that Alex Cora is the man who brought several mucisians together. Together they made beautiful music from his compositions. The concept during recording the album was that they would record the songs ... (read more)

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