Porcupine Tree Voyage 34 on Import 2LP
Porcupine Tree is unquestionably one of the most
difficult-to-categorize and innovative bands working today. The band is
fronted by English musician Steven Wilson, who also is
well-known for his work producing other artists, from Swedish
progressive metal group Opeth, to Norwegian chanteuse Anja Garbarek. He
also has several other projects, including No-Man, Bass Communion, and
Recorded and released as a single in 1992, Voyage 34 was originally included on Up The Downstair. However, when the album was released in mid-'93 and the decision was taken to release it as a single rather than a double album, the track was omitted and instead re-released in November of 1993 with an additional 12" remix by Astralasia.
The two singles continued Porcupine Tree's journey into psychedelic experimentation and the combination of counter-cultural LSD documentary samples, spacey ambient textures, driving bass and drum beats and Steve Wilson's soaring guitar worked together to create an underground chill-out classic. With non-existent radio play it still managed to enter the NME indie chart for six weeks.
This re-mastered, definitive version includes the four phases of the voyage (over 60 minutes of music) that were included on the two singles.
Porcupine Tree Voyage 34 Track Listing:
1. Voyage 34 - Phase 1
2. Voyage 34 - Phase 2
1. Voyage 34 - Phase 3
2. Voyage 34 - Phase 4