Tarquin's Seaweed Farm

Label
Delerium
Release date
1989
Running length
15 tracks
Running time
80:22

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Music for the Head (Here) 2:44 3,932
2 Jupiter Island 6:13 36,351
3 Nun's Cleavage (left) 2:45 2,337
4 Clarinet Vignette 1:18 7,348
5 Nun's Cleavage (right) 1:09 4,379
6 Space Transmission 2:58 31,746
7 Message From a Self-Destructing Turnip 0:27 600
8 Radioactive Toy 10:01 58,137
9 Towel 3:33 10,593
10 Wastecoat 1:10 10,738
11 Mute (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) 8:06 215
12 Music for the Head (There) 1:24 4,675
13 No Reason to Live, No Reason to Die 11:09 9,480
14 Daughters in Excess 6:46 10,192
15 The Cross / Hole / Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape 20:39 1,701

About this album

It’s interesting to check out the very first works of a band, such as Porcupine Tree, that at the time was completely unknown, and now is considered one of the best progressive rock bands of the last twenty years. Before all that glory that we are all so familiar with, there was Tarquin’s Seaweed Farm (K7), Steven Wilson’s first effort ever.

All of this material ( 15 songs!!!) would end up in different albums: The first 8 songs would eventually be part of the Steven Wilson’s, aka Porcupine Tree, first studio album, “On The Sunday Of Life. …”, even though Wilson had to rename some tracks, and of course the music is the same. All the other songs would end up in the first compilation album of the band, “Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape”.

In the first part of the album, you would be already familiar with the songs, if you ever listened to the band’s (pardon, Steven Wilson) debut album. Some songs in this K7 have a different title, and the song “Radioactive Toy” is much shorter than the version of “On The Sunday Of Life…”.

In the second part of the album, all the songs were never released in any studio album: “Towel” could have easily been a cut from OTSOL because of it’s naive experimentation and of it’s pretty nice melody. “Mute” is a great jam song, with a great but not so catchy melody, while “There Is No Reason To Live, No Reason To Die” and “Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape” are real jam songs, 11 and 20 minutes of pure hallucinative moods. Not to forget “Daughters In Excess”, probably the weirdest and creepiest song off the album, 6 minutes of musical delirium.

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  • BlackMetallizer

    True psychedelic masterpiece

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • franciska_af

    Wonderful album, masterpiece!

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • silverlage

    fun...t7b

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • thenewseeker

    Underrated[2] Has the best version of Radioactive Toy

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • LucifereZ

    Underrated

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • YOMOTHAINLAW

    stevin has a fucking horrible sense of humor

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • hnava

    the early experimental years

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • SpooneyMallard

    This is from 1989, all the way back when Porcupine Tree was actually Steven Wilson's idea of a joke band.

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • JustusSpalting

    lol @ ayreonfanboy i find jupiter island their most annoying song since its got stuck on the intro once, total harassment

    12 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Arnona

    Lol , the album cover is actually a porcupine tree

    28 Nov 2008 Reply
  • UnspokenHero

    I simply adore this album :)

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Timppa2000

    Porcupine tree has so much albums which I have never heard : D

    2 Sep 2008 Reply
  • TheRealAgony

    It was released as a demo tape, but after Delerium got up and running, they reissued it commercially (albeit only 200 copies). It is possible to get a hold of, but it's very rare so you'd likely be waiting a very long time for it to appear and when it does it'll be expensive. Easier/cheaper to get On the Sunday of Life and Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape instead, I think.

    3 Jan 2008 Reply
  • ayreonfanboy

    I have downloaded a very complety discography of PT once, and one of them was this album, Jupiter Isle is a great song, a shame i can't find a legal example around here O_o

    21 Nov 2007 Reply
  • tarquinsvoyage

    it was only released as demo tape. somehow it found its way to the internet. likely, I think someone close to the band or the band themselves seeded it.

    17 Nov 2007 Reply
  • KillHybrid

    Really one of the best PT releases I've ever heard.

    24 Oct 2007 Reply

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