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Porcupine Tree


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This album is miles away from the powerful sound that this band will come in to provide. In fact I would call it a proto-Porcupine Tree.

On the Sunday of Life is for Porcupine Tree what When Dream and Day Unite is for Dream Theater - a black sheep, a special case. But I like When Dream ... . The same can not be said of the album here. This is actually one of two albums of the era in which the PT was only one of various projects of Steven Wilson, far from the band's highly acclaimed and loved it is today. He is the main man here, except for a few guests (John Marshall on drums in Third Eye Surfer, Jemaine Solomon St. on guitar and voice at Queen Quotes Crowley and Master Timothy Masters in oboe) Wilson does everything else - voice, guitar, keyboards and electronic programming. I've ever seen some albuns made ​​by a single musician, and this is the typical case of an experiment gone wrong.

It is almost impossible to describe the music of this album, though Porcupine Tree is a band hard to classify (I prefer to name them as an alternative metal/ psychedelic / progressive band). Some have named the band as Pink Floyd for 90īs, but judging by this album I do not share this view. Yes, there are very psychedelic and spacey moments here and there, but most of the album wanders between experimental and electronic - as an exception we have Wilson's guitar that really gives us a clue to what the group would become. But as I said, are only moments.

It's sad to see what this album is. but it is reassuring to see that the band would keep pace with their next release (which I will come to review) and do justice to the reputation they have today. But looking at this fight bad you can not expect much.

voliveira | 2/5 |


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