Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Up the Downstair
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Japanese paper sleeves version of Porcupine Tree's full-length. Part of a ten album Porcupine Tree mini-LP sleeve series featuring the albums 'ON The Sunday Of Life,' 'Up The Downstairs,' 'The Sky Moves Sideways,' 'Signify... more »
Japanese paper sleeves version of Porcupine Tree's full-length. Part of a ten album Porcupine Tree mini-LP sleeve series featuring the albums 'ON The Sunday Of Life,' 'Up The Downstairs,' 'The Sky Moves Sideways,' 'Signify,' 'Coma Divine,' 'Metatonia,' 'Stupid Dream,' 'Voyage 34: The Comlete Trip,' 'Lightbulb Sun,' & 'Star Die: The Delerium Years 1991-1997.' Victor. 2008.
Up the Downstair is a TRIP!
foreverafternoon | NY, USA | 11/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Out of all the pre-Signify releases of PT (the time-frame I consider their original sound much like the Moody Blues had a Classic 7 era), I consider Up the Downstair to be my personal favorite. This album is pre-Chris Maitland as well, they were still using drum samples and synth for most of this album. My favorite cuts are "Synesthesia", "Always Never", "Small Fish", and "Fadeaway" (probably my favorite way PT has EVER ended an album and one of the most beautiful rock songs of ALL time in my opinion)."
I'm hooked on Porcupine Tree.
D. Knouse | vancouver, washington United States | 02/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"4.5 stars. I recently purchased "In Absentia" and was immediately hooked; subsequent reeling and I purchased both "Signify" and this album. Overall, I think "In Absentia" is the best I've heard from them so far. But "Signify" is nearly excellent, and this CD is nearly so as well, but for different reasons. While "Signify" has a definite early-Genesis prog-rock feel to it, this album is certainly and obviously influenced more so by Pink Floyd. It is incredibly spacey with heady ambience and colorful, masterful production. I'm beginning to believe that Steve Wilson is a genius in the studio. What at first listen should seem simplistic and unremarkable is arranged into something surreal and whole, noteworthy and vital. This CD is easy to recommend."
Porcupine Tree, a band anyone should try.
Cruising through the ether | Arica / Chile | 12/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great album. For someone who likes Pink Floyd, you will enjoy this. It is wonderful from beginning to end. The opener 'The music you are listening to...' is a great start to this CD. Followed by 'Synesthesia' and 'Always never', the band plunges into music bliss the way I think The Grateful Dead or other bands may have done in the past. This band has no similarity with the Grateful Dead but the way they meld these songs together only reminds me of the best (who was the Grateful Dead). Songs like Not beautiful anymore and 'Small fish' follow. 'Small fish' goes into 'Burning Sky', which is another 5 star song.If you like progressive music and/or PF, please give these guys a try. You will be forever pleased.-"