Pineapple Thief, The
The Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness
The Pineapple Thief returns with their new album 'Your Wilderness' released via Kscope featuring Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums plus guests John Helliwell (Supertramp), Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) & Darren Charles (Godsticks).
Musically, the band's 11th studio album represents a marked change in direction and takes TPT away from 'Magnolia''s more 'pop' orientated production. On 'Your Wilderness', the band has allowed itself -plus a dream team of contributors – to perform without any inhibitions. Bruce Soord has drawn inspiration from his Progressive roots in order to provide a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief. For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers, alongside Gavin Harrison (who has gifted some typically brilliant drum parts that have taken TPT into fresh territory), and a four-piece choir, Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) arranged and recorded string sections, Darran Charles (Godsticks) contributed additional electric guitar work, and Supertramp's John Helliwell performs some beautiful clarinet parts that bring the album to a poignant close. Featuring conceptually sympathetic Carl Glover artwork, lyrically 'Your Wilderness' follows the journey of a parent and child and chronicles love, fear, estrangement and, ultimately, reconciliation as their lives unfold. 'Your Wilderness' was recorded, mixed and engineered at Soord Studios in Somerset and was produced by The Pineapple Thief (with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced & engineered). The mastering was by The Pineapple Thief's own Steve Kitch (audiomaster.co.uk). Seen as one of the most vital Rock bands the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord and has continued to evolve and refine its sound throughout its existence. Bruce Soord has also collaborated with the likes of Wisdom Of Crowds (with Katatonia's Jonas Renkse), Katatonia (joining the band on its 2014 acoustic European tour), and has created 5.1 remixes for artists such as Opeth, TesseracT, Tim Bowness and Katatonia. Bruce Soord released his self titled debut solo album through Kscope in 2015.