ARTIST:

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF

(UNITED KINGDOM)
TITLE:

DISSOLUTION

(2018)
LABEL:

KSCOPE

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening
""Dissolution" is a very accessible album whose strength lies in the fusion of styles since progressive rock often mixes with alternative rock, pop and even electro."
DARIALYS (02.08.2018)  
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We no longer present The Pineapple Thief, this English progressive rock band created in 1999. At the dawn of their twentieth year of career, the quartet released their twelfth studio album, "Dissolution", this summer. On the news, the musicians had made headlines in 2016 by replacing their former drummer with Gavin Harrison, one of King Crimson's current drummers and renowned for his work behind the drums with Porcupine Tree, from 2002 to 2010. After having released more immediate but also more commercial albums with a more pop and alternative aspect lately, Gavin Harrison's arrival on drums coincided with a return to a more progressive music.

When we talk about progressive rock, the image that imposes itself to our collective unconscious is generally that of a group of virtuosos, with complex, elaborate, long-lasting compositions and full of many changes of atmosphere. The Pineapple Thief, although progressive in nature, is nevertheless at the antipodes of this definition. With their new album of just over 40 minutes, the English have not changed their focus since the release of their penultimate opus, "Your Wilderness", in 2016. Their leitmotiv is still to offer music that is both progressive and accessible.

One listen is enough to realize that the mix between these two components is once again successful. With 19 years of existence and experience, The Pineapple Thief shows with "Dissolution" a serene face with a last opus perfectly mastered from start to finish. It knows how to go straight to the point and how to be efficient thanks to relatively simple and direct melodies and short and immediate songs. In this register let's mention the title track 'Try As I Might' and its very well constructed verse, as well as 'Threatening War' and 'Uncovering Your Tracks' with their addictive choruses.

If you take a look at their discography, you'll notice that the English have got into the habit of putting a long song in each of their albums. "Dissolution' is no exception to the rule and also offers a song that stands out from the others because of its accomplished character and its length. The 11-minute progressive 'White Mist' starts off in the Radiohead vein, while the rest of the song is reminiscent of Porcupine Tree. Even in this very immediate new album, the British prove that they are still able to offer convoluted songs as they did with tracks like 'Remember Us' in the past or 'The Final Thing On My Mind' more recently.

"Dissolution" is therefore a perfectly coherent album in its construction and whose strength lies in the fusion of styles since progressive rock often mixes with alternative rock, pop and even electro. Somerset's natives thus continue on their way with an opus in the logical continuity of its predecessor without taking much risk, which doesn't prevent the exercise from being carried out with great mastery.


More informations on http://www.pineapplethief.com





TRACK LISTING:
01. Not Naming Any Names (02:05)
02. Try As I Might (04:26)
03. Threatening War (06:37)
04. Uncovering Your Tracks (04:29)
05. All That You've Got (03:27)
06. Far Below (04:36)
07. Pillar of Salt (01:25)
08. White Mist (11:05)
09. Shed a Light (05:20)

LINEUP:
Bruce Soord: Chant / Guitares / Claviers
Gavin Harrison: Batterie
Jon Sykes: Basse
Steve Kitch: Claviers
David Torn: Invité / Guitare (8)
   
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