“Wisdom of Crowds” is the exciting new project featuring Bruce Soord from The Pineapple Thief with Jonas Renkse from Katatonia. Originally written with Renkse's voice in mind, Soord sought out the acclaimed Katatonia vocalist to complete the compositions and release the music to the masses. Despite the rigorous schedules of The Pineapple Thief and Katatonia, the two musicians were eventually able to connect.
WISDOM OF CROWDS, the new project featuring Bruce Soord from THE PINEAPPLE THIEF with Jonas Renkse from KATATONIA, will release its debut album on June 3 via Kscope.The music for the CD was originally written with Renkse's voice in mind, and Soord sought out the acclaimed KATATONIA singer to complete the compositions and release the music to the masses. Despite the rigorous schedules of THE PINEAPPLE THIEF and KATATONIA, the two musicians were eventually able to connect.Both artists are currently enjoying unparalleled success with their main bands.
Bringing to close an unforgettable 14-date European Winter tour of their 2016 summer hit album 'Your Wilderness', The Pineapple Thief, led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord and reinforced by Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) on drums with Darran Charles (Godsticks) on guitar, gave the sold-out Islington Assembly Hall in London a truly awe-inspiring gig on 11th February 2017…
Vulgar Unicorn are made up of Bruce Soord and Neil Randall. Bruce main group now is The Pineapple Thief. They boast of being one of the few truly progressive bands left in the UK, and they certainly sound very different to the norm. This British duo used the help from trumpet, saxophone and violin in some ambitious instrumental developments. Vulgar Unicorn is song oriented melodic prog. The compositions move in and of these influences creating variety and interest but not any wasted time. Also included in their sound is some space prog influences. This combination creates interesting changes in texture and mood. The melodious and refined themes, the sound effects, the simplicity of the moods evoke Pink Floyd, Camel or Coda. Vulgar Unicorn has their own niche, which is very easy to listen to.
The Pineapple Thief’s 1999 debut album given a 2017 Kscope label reissue under its original name, Abducted At Birth. When the album was first released, the name was changed to Abducting The Unicorn by the label, Cyclops Records, in order to create a connection with the previous band headed by TPT's frontman Bruce Soord - Vulgar Unicorn. Featuring strong melodies and powerful choruses, this early post-Progressive album offers a gripping insight in to Soord's songwriting talent and the birth of one of the UK's leading Progressive bands. Remastered by TPT keyboardist Steve Kitch and available as a CD in digipak with 4-page booklet. The cover and booklet art has been completely updated, using fan submitted photography to explore the theme of Abducted At Birth, to startling effect.
"Someone Here Is Missing" marked a significant step forward for the band, as frontman Bruce Soord honed and perfected his songwriting and created a work which he described as, "a record of dark edges, full of love and regret." This remastered version of the album also features tracks taken from the EP "Show A Little Love" and is presented in a digipack with an 8-page booklet.