PORCUPINE TREE

(UNITED KINGDOM)

RECORDINGS

(2001)
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SNAPPER

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PROGRESSIVE ROCK

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Compilation
"Closer to the dark and atmospheric atmosphere of the beginnings of Porcupine Tree, "Recordings" is a kind of testimony of a bygone era for this unusual band."
BATRIC (29.08.2003)  
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With Porcupine Tree, you have to know what you're looking for. Here is a band that, like some others, has allowed itself several times changes of direction that may surprise the novice. Thus, discovering Porcupine Tree with "In Absentia" will obviously not have the same impact as doing it with "The Sky Moves Sideways".

Closer indeed to the dark and atmospheric ambiance of the beginnings than to the more metal one of these last years, this opus offers us a reinterpretation of standards of Porcupine Tree and some unreleased songs coming out of the musical cornucopia that constitutes the central character of this formation: Steven Wilson.

From the first track, the general tone is set, oscillating between coldness, sadness and darkness, around a musicality and a production as we know them well now. Steven Wilson's melancholic voice, the play of the instrumentalists and the sound ambiences make us discover a world a thousand leagues away from the recent "Fear Of A Blank Planet", a kind of testimony of a bygone era in which it's good to plunge deliciously back.

Like 'Moonloop', Wilson shows us that not everything has been said on this theme and offers us a 'Untitled' that many will find hollow as its development is so slow, a 'Buying New Soul' to cry and an extended version of 'Evenless', finally raising this major work of Porcupine Tree to the rank of a masterpiece.

Of course, to rest us, Steven Wilson serves us some relatively lighter tracks, not to say playful, such as this 'Access Denied' which, in addition to its quality, allows us to remember the quality of the initial drummer of this formation.

"Recordings" is a great album of Porcupine Tree whose only defect will be to make us regret an era which seems to be over and which tried to bring out deep emotions what the last works of this major band of the current progressive scene do with more difficulty.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Buying New Soul
02. Access Denied
03. Cure For Optimism
04. Untitled
05. Disappear
06. Ambulance Chasing
07. In Formaldehyde
08. Even Less
09. Oceans Have No Memory

LINEUP:
Chris Maitland: Batterie
Colin Edwin: Basse
Richard Barbieri: Claviers
Steven Wilson: Chant / Guitares
   
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