Thursday, 13 April 2017

Remember Us (The Pineapple Thief, 2003)

No doubt the closing track from the album "Variations on A Dream" is one of the best achievements by The Pineapple Thief and not only because of its duration time (some 16 minutes). This song is based on beautiful chords and strongly build on melodic grounds. The instrumental passages are simply perfect, exploring both modern and traditional prog, settng up a deep and atmospheric mood. The central spacey section also has a psychedelic taste, and the following arpeggio introducing the electronic side of the track couldn't be more suitable.

This is the 2011 K-scope remix artwork. The original release
on Cyclops catalogue (2003) came with a different cover.

Different horizons seem to match into an evocative and diversified musical trip, where wonders and emotions follow each other. And if Prog Rock main problem lies on transitions, The Pineapple Thief certainly worked it out, providing unpredictable and moving gateways between their different worlds. In a word, this is an unmissable track, one of the 21st Century milestones of our genre.