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The Pineapple Thief


Crossover Prog

3.57 | 296 ratings

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5 stars "Simple-complex". So you can characterize this album in a quick fluent way, which makes the record absolutely unique in its kind. "Someone Here Is Missing (2010)" by The Pineapple Thief consists of many rather biting and deliberately straightforward pieces, barely exceeding 5 minutes. This is the hardest and most controversial (for the mass of fans) disc released by the band. They challenged themselves to break away from the image of the followers of Radiohead and Porcupine Tree, as well as the standards of modern progressive rock. Only here there is much more heaviness and melody than those of the above, this album is simply too unlike the rest of the group's works, among which there are many masterpieces. The recording has "everything and anything": an emotional and high-pitched voice, powerful guitar, acoustic moments, atmospheric keyboards and hard drum programming. In all these aspects, the ensemble is extremely competent and does not "overflow" even once! But the simplicity of tracks, as well as the album itself, is only a seeming phenomenon at first glance. The group managed to achieve the effect of creating a complex unified whole from many pieces of broken mosaic. If you love this group and "dig the genre" then you will get all 50 shades of splendor. The title composition is a kind of connecting - musical and semantic - link of the entire album. In which everything merged together, what is presented separately in each track. The song "The State We're In" could well have served as a single to the album (though the band didn't bother too much about this) and the last song "So We Row" is just some kind of powerful mixture of psychedelics of the 1970s, Brit-pop, nu metal and art rock. A bright and multi-layered conclusion to the original release. The production itself is incredibly clean! I've never heard such an aggressive guitar sound, which sometimes turns into direct distortion, but at the same time it sounds incredibly crystal-clear. This is despite the fact that the group's discs were released exclusively by indie labels. Of particular note is the incredible album cover. Reissued already without the name of the group (as the musicians originally wanted). There is a feeling of something really forgotten, the authors of the idea had to stick around the model with sticky pieces of paper for this. I will say right away that this photo has nothing to do with Hipgnosis, the studio that worked with Pink Floyd. Although the similarities are obvious. So, before you is a mystery album that needs to be listened to very carefully. The reward will not be long in coming, especially since the group is immensely talented. Here they act as conceptual artists.
Devolvator | 5/5 |


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