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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

3.90 | 968 ratings

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4 stars So ,here we are! I had a disapointing experience with my first PORCUPINE TREE listening ( the incident) but this one fits to me .The main component seems to be the guitar, sinuous, acid and a bit reptilian (a wink to fripp ? ) keyboards,mainly mellotron it seems, are a bit at the background but it's a production choice. The album opens with a funny vocal allusion to some lysergic substance we used in the early seventies folowed by a funny pulsating sequencer patern ( but i can assert we were not so much joyfully at the time using that substance )There are many spacey interludes inside and between the tracks that reminds me of the PINK FLOYD ( live tracks in UMMAGUMMA ).Good sequencer paterns and strong guitar riffs come through the whole album with frequent synthy white noises not so far from STEVE HILLAGE landscapes.Maybe the quiet parts are a bit short but this is a good record, surely more suitable for driving than for dreaming in your room even if some vocal parts are in a nostalgic mood. I give 4 stars
jean-marie | 4/5 |


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