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Porcupine Tree


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3.83 | 215 ratings

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Conor Fynes
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3 stars 'Staircase Infinities' - Porcupine Tree (6/10)

While (from what I've heard so far) I haven't been a great fan of Porcupine Tree's earliest material, I do very much like this mellow EP. 'On The Sunday Of Life' gave to the listener, a dose of immature, childish yet catchy psychedelic music. While there was obviously evidence of Steven Wilson's indomitable talent early on as the debut, it was clear he was not yet using his skills to their best possible use.

This EP however, remarks a different, more musically direct Porcupine Tree. While (at the time of writing this review) I actually have not listened to the album that this EP is a companion to ('Up The Downstair,') I do know that this EP is only a collection of b-sides, much like a precursor to the band's more recent EP 'Nil Recurring.' However, despite it simply being a collection of songs that didn't make the cut, it flows quite nicely. From a jazz-infused instrumental jam at the beginning to a mellowed out space jam at the end, 'Staircase Infinities' works well not only as a companion piece, but as a work of it's own.

This makes me want to check out 'Up The Downstair' in a very big way.

Conor Fynes | 3/5 |


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