Sunday, December 24, 2017

Porcupine Tree - Up The Downstair 1993

UpUp the Downstair is the second studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released in May 1993. It was originally intended to be a double album set including the song "Voyage 34", which was instead released as a single in 1992, and other material that ended up on the Staircase Infinities EP (1994).

Melody Maker

They've embarked upon a mission impossible: to create a truly Nineties progressive rock soundscape, utilising modern technology but avoiding prog pomposity. And they've managed it with room to spare. It's a strange and wonderful brew, taking in Orb ambience, FSoL dub, Metallica steel and all points in between.

Ambient space dubs, technological cut-ups and Gregorian chants texture the sound, but the fire at the heart of the noise comes from good old guitar. Be warned, there are solos here, but they're played with a force and a purity that defies indulgence.


"Up The Downstair" is an LP that hides many surprises for the attentive listener. After a few spins you realise that even the sounds mixed into the background and he vocal interventions from old "drug" records all play a part in this warm, soothing lysergic tapestry that contains sparse, but matching lyrics.
When I wrote an article on Porcupine Tree last year (published in Crohinga Well 2) I predicted that this act would become a "third way" in New British Psychedelia (the first and second being the psychedelic rock of Bevis Frond and the spacey festival sounds of Ozric Tentacles, of course). This record only confirms my statement. "Up The Downstair" is a record to get incredibly stoned to (and you will...)!


Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he became known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands.

Wilson is a self-taught composer, producer, audio engineer, guitar and keyboard player, and plays other instruments as needed, including bass guitar, autoharp, hammered dulcimer and flute. Despite being mainly associated with prog music, his influences and work have encompassed diverse genres such as psychedelia, pop, extreme metal, electronic and jazz, among others, shifting his musical direction through his albums

His concerts incorporate quadraphonic sound and elaborate visuals. He has also worked with artists such as Opeth, King Crimson, Pendulum, Jethro Tull, XTC, Yes, Marillion, Tears for Fears, Roxy Music and Anathema.


No-Man are an English art Rock duo, formed in 1987 as No Man Is an Island (Except the Isle of Man) by singer Tim Bowness and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson. The band has so far produced six studio albums and a number of singles/outtakes collections (most notably, 2006's career retrospective, All the Blue Changes).

The band was once lauded as "conceivably the most important English group since The Smiths" by Melody Maker music newspaper, and a 2017 article of Drowned in Sound described them as "probably the most underrated band of the last 25 years".

Originally creating a sample-based proto-trip hop/ambient/electropop-styled music, No-Man has pursued a more organic, diverse and band-oriented sound in subsequent years. Drawing from a diverse mix of singer-songwriter, post rock, minimalist, progressive rock, jazz and contemporary ambient sources for inspiration, No-Man's musical style is distinctive yet difficult to categorise.

Porcupine Tree

Steven Wilson - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming, songwriting

Additional personnel

    Colin Edwin – Bass guitar on "Always Never"
    Richard Barbieri – Electronics on "Up the Downstair"
    Suzanne J. Barbieri – Vocals on "Up the Downstair"
    Alan Duffy - co-songwriting on "Always Never", "Small Fish", "Fadeaway"


Side One
01. What You Are Listening To     0:58
02. Synesthesia     5:11
03. Monuments Burn into Moments     0:20
04. Always Never     6:58
05. Up the Downstair     10:03

Side two
06. Not Beautiful Anymore     3:26
07. Siren     0:52
08. Small Fish    2:43
09. Burning Sky     11:06
10. Fadeaway     6:19

Bonus Tracks


11. Sweetsite Silver Night
12. Jack The Sax


Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Delirium Records
Made in : England
Imported in Greece By : Hitch Hyke Records
Gernre : ROCK
Style : Progressive
Year : 1993
Programmed,Produced and performed by Porcupine Tree at No Man's Land February 1992 to January 1993

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Sound : Jeopardy 1980

Jeopardy is the debut studio album by English post-punk band the Sound, released on 1 November 1980 by record label Korova.

Jeopardy was released in November 1980. It was lauded by critics upon its release, but fared poorly commercially, failing to chart in the UK and with the band's fanbase failing to expand further than a cult following.

With the plaintive intro of the rhythm section, a spidery guitar, and incidental synth wobbles (which all sounds surprisingly Neu!-like), "I Can't Escape Myself" begins the album unassumingly enough until reaching the terse, one-line chorus that echoes the title of the song; suddenly, from out of the blue, all the instruments make a quick, violent, collective stab and retreat back into the following verse as singer Adrian Borland catches his breath.

The reverb placed on his voice is heightened at just the right moments to exacerbate the song's claustrophobic slant. The ecstatic onward rush of "Heartland" forms the back end of a dynamic one-two opening punch, with a charging rhythm and blaring keyboards leading the way.

Sound belonged in the same league as the bands they were compared to and not somewhere in the bushes. Hardly coattail jockeying, the Sound were developing and growing alongside them. If you're thinking this sounds like someone's telling you that you need Jeopardy just as much as you need Kilimanjaro or Unknown Pleasures or Crocodiles, you're right again. [Renascent's 2002 reissue offers a fine remastering job and the four-song Live Instinct EP as a bonus.]

The Sound

    Adrian Borland – vocals, guitar, production
    Michael Dudley – drums, production
    Green (Graham Bailey) – bass guitar, production
    Belinda "Bi" Marshall – keyboard, production


    Nick Robbins – production
    Sara Batho – sleeve artwork
    Spencer Rowell – sleeve photography


01. I Can't Escape Myself     Adrian Borland    
02. Heartland     Borland    
03. Hour of Need     Borland, Graham Bailey, Michael Dudley    
04. Words Fail Me     Borland, Adrian Janes    
05. Missiles     Borland    
06. Heyday     Borland    
07. Jeopardy     Borland, Bi Marshall, Bailey, Dudley    
08. Night Versus Day     Borland, Janes, Bailey    
09. Resistance     Borland    
10. Unwritten Law     Borland, Bailey    
11. Desire     Borland



12. Psysical World


13. Brute Force


14. Heartland (Live)    
15. Brute Force    
16. Jeopardy    
17. Coldbeat


18. Heartland
19. Unwritten Law
20. Jeopardy
21. I Can't Escape Myself


I hate the quiet times
I need some company
I miss the noise of life
The silence deafens me

The seconds split so slow
The minutes I can't kill
I keep an eye on the time
I catch it standing still

In my hour of need.(3x)

Try to find my place
Sometimes I get so near
I journey aimless days
But always end up here

In my hour of need.(3x)

Deep in the country
The factories hide

Where they make the missiles
That run our lives

Who the hell makes those missiles?(3x)
When they know what they can do?

They've got the money
They've got the know-how
It's all above our heads;
It's coming down now

Missiles cause damage
And make an eerie sound
Missiles leave carnage
Where there once was a town

Who the hell makes them?
Who the hell makes them?
Who the hell makes those missiles?
When they know what they can do?

MP3 : @ 320 Size : 173 MB 

FLAC : 502 MB

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


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Saturday, December 09, 2017

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Brand X : Unorthodox Behaviour 1976

Brand X is a jazz Rock band, originally active between 1975–1980 and 1992–1999. Noted members included John Goodsall (guitar), Percy Jones (bass), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Kenwood Dennard (drums) and Phil Collins - Genesis - (drums). Goodsall and Jones were the sole constant members throughout the band's existence. In 2016, Goodsall, Jones and Dennard reunited with new musicians Chris Clark on keyboards and Scott Weinberger on percussion.
Unorthodox Behaviour is the first album by British jazz fusion group Brand X. It peaked at 191 on the Billboard 200 in 1976, the same year it was released.

This album combines jazz fusion with progressive rock, influenced by their drummer Phil Collins of Genesis. It shows extensive use of improvisation in the extended pieces, which is common in both genres of music. The melody is mainly supported by guitar and bass, most notably on the opening track. Collins' drum work is very fast and shows a difference in his style from his main band. Tracks like "Nuclear Burn" and "Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria" are often cited as a showcase for his drum work.

Phil Collins' seemingly endless well of energy afforded him two careers: one as the drummer/vocalist in Genesis, and a second as a prolific session musician. It was in this second scenario that Collins hooked up with Percy Jones, John Goodsall, and Robin Lumley during sessions for Brian Eno, Eddie Howell, and Jack Lancaster.

The quartet soon formed Brand X, a fusion jazz band that matched the prodigious rhythms of Collins and fretless bassist Jones with the atmospheric melodies of Goodsall and Lumley.

Unorthodox Behaviour sets the stage for what would follow: music that plies the same sonic territory as Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the like, punctuated by the distinctive styles of individual members.

Track listing

 01.Nuclear Burn (Brand X) – 6:23
 02.Euthanasia Waltz (Lumley) – 5:42
 03.Born Ugly (Brand X) – 8:18
 04.Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria (Goodsall) – 4:30
 05.Unorthodox Behaviour (Brand X) – 8:29
 06.Running on Three (Jones) – 4:38
 07.Touch Wood (Brand X) – 3:03

Released : June 18, 1976
Recorded : September–October 1975
Studio     Trident Studios, London
Genre : Jazz fusion, progressive rock
Length     41:01
Label : Charisma (UK)
Passport (US)
Producer : Brand X, Dennis MacKay


John Goodsall – acoustic and electric guitars
Robin Lumley – keyboards
Percy Jones – bass guitar, double bass
Phil Collins – drums, percussion, vibes
Jack Lancaster – soprano saxophone

FLAC  Size :  229 MB