“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.
Speechless, Bruce Cockburn's first foray into completely instrumental territory, is proof in the pudding that you can teach an old dog new tricks. There are 15 tracks here, the vast majority of which are redos of tracks from Cockburn's catalog. But given their treatment – many of them done as solo guitar pieces – the dearth of new material doesn't even matter. In fact, one could venture to say that these feel like altogether new pieces. Cockburn is a master guitarist; he often interweaves jazz, blues, country, and folk styles into his cross-genre songs. Here he shines, pure and simple. "Train in the Rain" (anyone notice how many of his songs are about trains and travel?) touches on Leo Kottke and Peter Lang; "Water into Wine" utilizes flamenco stylings while crossing into Gypsy jazz chords à la Charlie Byrd. A new work, "Elegy," kisses the modalities of "Greensleeves" while creating itself as a piece that evokes both absence and memory. "Rouler Sa Bosse" from Salt, Sun and Time juxtaposes Cockburn's six-string against Jack Zaza's clarinet, and becomes a straight-up gently swinging jazz tune.
Your Wilderness is the eleventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Pineapple Thief. The album features several known guest musicians, including Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), John Helliwell (Supertramp), and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan).
We could call Lands End the first "aquatic progressive" band. The fact that they live on the shores of the Pacific Ocean seems like it has quite inspired these musicians and we find many allusions to the sea in their albums. Starting from rather simple neo Progressive rock, they built their own style made of energetic guitar assisted by keyboards, over which added vocals. Their music is very progressive, somewhere in the middle between Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes, and the musicians don't hesitate to adventure themselves into long instrumental jams…
"Tightly Unwound" is the seventh studio album by The Pineapple Thief, and their first album released by Kscope, since all previous Pineapple Thief releases were published by Cyclops Records. The album eventually reached number three in "Prog Archives' Members Albums of the Year" chart.