Porcupine Tree Recordings

Essentially an odds and sods collection of songs either already released as European B-sides or songs not deemed worthy of release on their last two records (one brilliant and the latter quite disappointing), Recordings is essentially a stopgap release until UK prog-psyche combo Porcupine Tree make their major label debut. Like most of these sorts of collections, the album is quite disjointed, although the high points (the piano led pop rocker "Access Denied" and the neo-prog of "In Formaldehyde") are better than many tracks on their last studio album. Which makes one think that perhaps some major label A&R might take these guys from being a fairly good modern prog band to a truly great one. (K Scope)