Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Don't spend a ridiculous amount, it's being re-released
E. R Wilson | Novato, CA USA | 10/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don't spend an absolutely ridiculous amount on this, it is being released in a new double CD re-issue with a newly recorded/re-mixed version of Up The Downstair in 2005."
Up The Downstairs should be double album!
Surjorimba Suroto | Jakarta, Indonesia | 05/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought this CD at a local store here. At first I was surprised since I never heard this album before. But I'm always curious of PT's music and I didn't have any doubts to get this album. Shortly after I played the disc and read the notes inside. This album was supposed to be the 2nd disc of Up the Downstairs album. Wilson said that there were some difficulties and these songs had to be released seperately. Since track 1, Cloud Zero, I couldn't believe that this album was a leftover! Cloud Zero represents the spirit of PT songs. The beat, the rhythm, everything. Some parts reminded me of their song Waiting. Other tracks, Joke's On You and Navigator, still need more time for me to listen. But the last two tracks, Rainy Taxi and Yellow.... are the gems of this album. These two were recorded during the sessions shortly afterwards and weren't meant for Up the Downstairs. Only the first 3 tracks were out-takes.It's a pity that this album wasn't largely available like other PT albums from Delerium (this album was marketed by Blueprint). Any PT fans should have this album, especially since it's already out of print from the label company."
Trippy ambient soundscapes
Mike Chadwick | Gdynia,Poland | 12/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album combines a few outtakes from "up the downstair" sesssions and two specially recorded tracks - "Rainy taxi" and legendary "Yellow hedgerow dreamscape" (one of Porcupine's first compositions)
if you prefer Porcupine's instrumental and trippy ambient tracks than this is for you.amazing "Cloud zero" or "Navigator" are simply stunning pieces of relaxing music that not only moves your body - it moves your mind.inteligent,simply brilliant.the only vocal song "The joke's on you" might surely fit on their debut.steven's gentle vocals and delicate guitar is fitting nicely to band's early songs.the most eccentric songs from here is "Yellow hedgerow dreamscape" that was composed long before the release of band's debut album.it is progressive rhytmical piece that is speeding faster and faster along with long and beautifull guitar solo.not stunning but it is a proof of Porcupine's great ideas and genius.
"Staircase infinities" is a bridge between two worlds - more straightforward oriented rock and electronic trippy melodies.surely worth a listening."