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Porcupine Tree


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4.07 | 1293 ratings

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5 stars Neo Progressive Hard Rock at PEAK levels ....... Porcupine Tree , what can i say about this creature and never been said . Like the porcupine , you can see it occasionely but cannot touch it or follow it . The right name to the right team . Between Hard & Soft there's a path you should follow to enjoy their trips . Trippy , YES , by all means . In fact many reviewer tried to compare between Floyd's Dark side , the wall , and The SKY ... but surely i felt that nothing in common between these works . You can easily as a progger , to have the feeling that something new & enjoyable going on . So , i got the chance to taste their music in 1997 , but it was never too late , i got both Signify & the Sky ... at the same time . What a superb creativity , both albums are signifying indeed . A bout the Sky Moves ... One of the best CD covers , ( i still don't know up till now if there's a special meaning behind the cover ) and as i have the old version contains 6 tracks , i will review the tracks taking into consideration the new one , i've got it lately . But i believe no major changes . The Sky moves ... phase one , A very well crafted 18 minutes track , divided into 4 parts , the entrance , too long but it must be there to give you the feeling and prepare you for the next , A spiritual communication starts after 4.15 mnts between you and Steve Wilson , he's in fact whispering in your heart not at all singing , Beautiful Guitar settings by Steve ,and amazing keyboard touch by Richard . the second part of the phase get to your mind & heart easely , without permission . Also the last part is acceptable , a real prof team work , and beautiful percussions & drums . 5 Stars . Dislocated day , my bridge to cross to P.T . in fact i love this track , my second favourite after arriving somewhere , i've never heard such beauty since Gypsy's Uriah , & hello of lies ( alice cooper ) in fact it's much more catchy . A Progressive Space Hard Rock by all means . 5 Stars . Here comes the soft piece in this album , The moon touches .. , full of acoustic & spacy touch , i simply love it . 4.5 Stars . Sooo , why don't you Prepare Yourselves now for the MOONLOOP , a 17 minutes full of caracteres and a symbolic phase by all means . It gives the feeling that yu're really in space . real measured steps by all instruments involved in this piece , Steve & team did an excellent job in this track . not to mention it was too long for me at the beginning , but not anymore . 5 Stars . this very well established work ends with the Sky moves phase two . Acceptable entrance to put you on the mood of the phase , too long also but a must in this work . Then the rocket will fly you to the space with a beautiful female backing vocalist Suzanne Barbieri ( i believe she's Richard 's wife ) the voice is right on place , distorted guitar riffs from Steve in wonderful globe . The presence of keyboards as well as percussions & bass are clear every where around . So , for now yu're swimming in space , having a nice dinner with alliens , and have to get back home to mother Earth , the last part of The Sky moves .... will hardly do that in fact , because i don't simply want this album ,not even the trip to be over . I'm not going to say more about this album , except that , IT WAS MORE THAN ESSENTIAL in my own life , so , why don't give it the same attention dear proggers ............ Sincerely Yours ........ Tracks Toni .........

trackstoni | 5/5 |


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