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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.13 | 50 ratings

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5 stars Alongside "Moonloop", this is the best work Steven Wilson was involved in creating. This modern vanguard of prog polarises with his meticulous style of constructing tracks and albums, but if there is any place his talents and style shine brightest, it is on this throwback to that sort of inbetween genre where parts of krautrock were adopted by Bowie, Iggy, Joy Division, and Public Image Ltd. in their pioneering of post-punk. It also remains heavily indebted to a more proper style of krautrock. The result? Well, the first, sprawling half hour track alone is a masterpiece. Especially at the point where Wilson pans a drone from one side to the other and back and forth for awhile, making it feel like the drone is constantly buzzing straight through your head if you are wearing headphones! The main guitar line is very mesmerising, and the whole cycle includes plenty of variation in instruments, sounds, and moods, with several climaxes. The rest of the tracks follow in much the same fashion, each focusing on a single idea and expressing it to the fullest. The final track mixes things up with some very strange sounds completely different from the rest of the record, but it works. Again, some of Wilson's very best work, fans of ambient and drone will love his experiments here.
LearsFool | 5/5 |


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