Voyage 34: The Complete Trip

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Voyage 34, originally a two-volume EP series from 1992-1993, was expanded into "The Complete Trip" after Steven Wilson remixed and added production for its eventual re-release seven years later. Documenting the ill effects of an acid trip by a frequent user the first 33 were fine, the four-phase work begins with a straight-laced narrator explaining the events leading up to the trip, with straight-ahead though slightly exploratory guitar work by Wilson over a mid-tempo drum section. Thankfully, the album gradually moves into more ambient climes, with trippy vocal samples framing the mood throughout the final phases. Including a thick booklet with most of the narration repeated...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Voyage 34, originally a two-volume EP series from 1992-1993, was expanded into "The Complete Trip" after Steven Wilson remixed and added production for its eventual re-release seven years later. Documenting the ill effects of an acid trip by a frequent user the first 33 were fine, the four-phase work begins with a straight-laced narrator explaining the events leading up to the trip, with straight-ahead though slightly exploratory guitar work by Wilson over a mid-tempo drum section. Thankfully, the album gradually moves into more ambient climes, with trippy vocal samples framing the mood throughout the final phases. Including a thick booklet with most of the narration repeated alongside surreal artwork, Voyage 34: The Complete Trip is a bit self-serious and pseudo-mystical even without the music to add to it, an intriguing experiment but hardly a work to stand on its own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2008
  • Label: Whd Japan
  • EAN: 4582213912500
  • Catalog Number: 10150/1
  • Sales rank: 297,693

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Phase I (12:54)
  2. 2 Phase II (17:30)
  3. 3 Phase III (19:29)
  4. 4 Phase IV (20:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Porcupine Tree Primary Artist
Richard Barbieri Synthesizer
Steven Wilson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Swordfish Remixing, Production Director
Steven Wilson Programming, Producer
Carl Glover Graphic Design
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Three Pill Vortex

    Attn: Mr. Steve K,
    Your package has been sent.
    You must sign upon receipt of delivery.
    Contents are as follows:
    1 Each [1 Total] Voyage 34
    [Substance: Erethizontidae / Hystricidae > Pinaceae > Pinus]

    You may ask:

    What is Voyage 34 and who are Porcupine Tree?

    Voyage 34 is a Soundtrack for the LSD Experience.

    Solomon Saint Germaine, Mr. Jilly, Tarquin Anderson, Sebastian Tweeter Blampton The Third, Timothy Tempo Jones, The Expanded Man and on lead guitar The Porcupine Tree himself ~ these are your groovy gurus who will be guiding you on your journey.

    The Porcupine Tree is a pilgrimage
    Far out beyond your normal mind
    Into that risky and revelatory territory
    Which has been explored for thousands of years
    By mystics and visionary philosophers
    ~ Dr. Timothy Leary

    Frequently asked questions:

    How should Porcupine Tree be used?
    It is best used as a sonic lubricant in your search for the parameters of your mind.

    What are the 5 levels of Voyage 34?
    There are 4 Phases ~ followed by 5 minutes > 8 seconds of silence ~ giving way to a coda at the end ~ the proverbial acid flashback.

    Which is the most potent of the Phases?
    Phase 1 and 2 are the more popular, containing the harder / faster / louder effects. We here at Three Pill Vortex Manufacturing & Inducement prefer the 3rd Phase. It starts off mellow, with effects treated voices and keyboard ambience. The "Call me the Hunter" refrain emerges, followed by a lone gong. Synth patterns then emerge and take you on a journey that is calm, relaxing, soothing, blissful. after 6 minutes the percussion perks up. A minute later the bass drum kicks in. This is followed a minute later by a repetitive bass line, which then again is followed by guitar, weaving in and out, like a distant lighthouse. This groovy grove sound collage goes on for 8 minutes. This is the most chill out part of the complete trip. As the bass and drums finally fall away, you will be totally content in sound and mind. That is our 'Money Back Guarantee'*. And of course to complete the Complete Trip, Phase 4 starts off with the required public announcements ~ both for and against ~ the inhalation of such said Trip.

    What are the sexual visions of Porcupine Tree?
    Their Temple is the human body. But the congregation cannot extend beyond your family or your closest friend. You know, tears of running mascara, open cars, your cousin's bed. well. you get the picture.

    Does Porcupine Tree cause hallucinations?
    Did your mother give birth to you?
    [Test Tube Babies need not apply]

    Is Porcupine Tree habit forming?
    Extremely so. Do not partake of the Tree thinking of it only as a recreational drug. It will affect your entire life ~ both waking and sleeping.

    What effect does Voyage 34 have?
    This remarkable, sometimes incoherent transcript illustrates a phantasmagoria of fear, terror, grief, exaltation and finally breakdown.
    Its highlights have been compressed on this recording to make their own disquieting points.

    Does Porcupine Tree pose a danger?
    Their complete catalog of sound enhancements WILL cause addiction.

    Can the Complete Trip be taken more than once?
    Most consumers take the Porcupine Tree trip on a daily basis.

    Thank you for your purchase.
    You WILL be self-medicated to the fullest extent.

    Sincerely,
    Upper Management
    Three Pill Vortex
    The Leaders in Manufacturing & Inducement

    *Money Back Guarantee not available in Bosnia or

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