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Porcupine Tree


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3.04 | 974 ratings

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4 stars Here is the point where one of the biggest trips in the world of progressive and psychedelic rock begins! The first album by then - totally amateur project by hobby musician - Steven Wilson (according to him this is great old fictional progressive rock band from the 70s). In fact it's very good album for man who make it just for fun. Definitely, it's the most psychedelic album by Porcupine Tree. On the Sunday of Life..... is much more psychedelic, than progressive and it's the sole album in this way.

The sound is too much programmed! Some of the instruments have an artificial sound, because of the way they were made. It wasn't real instrument in most of the cases, nut just a software programme. For the qualities of that kind of synthesizers at the beginning of the 90s, it result is pretty good with this album. The artificial sound is easy discernible in bass guitar and drums of the album or the whole rhythm section of the music as well as the keyboards. I feel the only real music here are the vocals (made by the mouth of Steven Wilson) and guitars (made by his own hands hands with guitar). But all these thoughts aren't obstacle for me to like this album very much. Its songwriting is really charming. Although, the sound is not compact, because of all these programmes, the song are very fresh and pure samples of classic qualified psychedelic rock.

Other negative moment in the album are the repetitions. Sometimes they are not so inappropriate things, but when it comes to so long album, they are definitely inappropriate. Pink Floyd's influence begin up from this album and continues all around Porcupine Tree's history. Very much people connect Porcupine Tree with Pink Floyd and I confess that, too! Some of Porcupine Tree's albums become sacrifices, because of this similarity; but not this one. It's original, not plagiarism. The negative moments I explained earlier just prevent On the Sunday of Life..... to be psychedelic masterpiece, but not to be Excellent addition to any psychedelic music collection! Surely above the edge... 3.75 stars!!!

Inexhaustible source of psychedelic music. Great debut for Porcupine Tree. The best songs here are Jupiter Island, The Nostalgia Factory, Radioactive Toy, Footprints, This Long Silence, but there're not weak parts on the album at all!

Highly recommended for psychedelic fans!

Quite recommended for guitar solo and melodic fans!

Recommended for all progressive music fans!

poslednijat_colobar | 4/5 |


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