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Porcupine Tree


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3.95 | 536 ratings

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4 stars Nil Recurring is an EP release by UK progressive rock act Porcupine Tree. The four songs on the EP were written and recorded during the same sessions as the songs that ended up on the Fear of a Blank Planet (2007) album ( some parts were finished a bit later though). The band didnīt feel that the songs would fit on the album but they also felt that the four songs on the EP were too good not to released.

The 28 minute playing time means that there is lots of quantity for the money and after listening to Nil Recurring the conclusion is that there is lots of quality as well. All four songs could easily have fit on Fear of a Blank Planet IMO. High quality songs in the typical alternative rock/ psychadelic rock/ progressive rock ( and slightly metal) style of latter day Porcupine Tree. The title track is a great instrumental while the three other songs have vocals. All very high quality tracks.

The production is naturally similar to the production on Fear of a Blank Planet which means that itīs a bit more organic than the production on the last couple of albums.

If you enjoy In absentia (2002), Deadwing (2005) and Fear of a Blank Planet , this EP is mandatory listening IMO. A 4 star rating is well deserved.

UMUR | 4/5 |


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