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Porcupine Tree


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3.88 | 911 ratings

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4 stars The original version of this album was recorded with computer drum and this version (2004) was replaced by real drums played by Gavin Harrison. It depends on you whether the use of real drum does matter or not. In my case, I never got the original version so I got this 2004 version and I'm really satisfied with the sound and the music. According to my friend who also had the original version, this 2004 edition sound quality is much better than the original.

This album is a psychedelic music exploration by Steve Wilson and friends which brings the psychedelic music into the next level. The whole album creates a unique experience to the listeners as it has successfully combined components of Ozric Tentacles music in its simplest form into various styles in smooth compositions with great combination of keyboard, drum and floating keyboard styles. A good example of this is "Burning Sky" which comprises repetition of chords but in every movement of the music segments, the textures are enriched through sound effects augmented with guitar solo that makes the whole music is cohesive in style. As the music moves, the guitar work takes it to the peak and flows back to the ambient part. It's a wonderful experience!

Overall, this is an excellent addition to any prog music collection. Fans of Pink Floyd will love this album. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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