1. Lay On The Tracks (4:44) 2. Perpetual Night Shift (5:28) 3. Kid Chameleon (6:56) 4. Incubate (3:27) 5. Doppler (7:33) 6. Ster (4:05) 7. Release The Tether (5:09) 8. How Did We Find Our Way? (3:54) 9. 137 (5:44) 10. Preserve (5:20) 11. Warm Me (3:36) 12. PVS (11:29) 13. MD One (3:56)
The Pineapple Thief - 137 (2001)
137 is the second album of the British band The Pineapple Thief. The music can be described best as a blend of alternative, neo-progressive and indie rock. The best songs on 137 are Kid Chameleon and the epic piece PVS.
Although very much in the Vulgar Unicorn / Porcupine Tree vein it is a little more guitar orientated. The result is a far less esoteric sound than Vulgar Unicorn and, in many ways, more Progressive and modern sounding.
Some great and memorable songs such as “Kid Chameleon” and “How Did We Find Or Way?” are interlaced with killer guitar riffing and lead lines by leader Bruce Soord. Layering the whole sound is a 70's mixture of mellotron, Fender Rhodes, Prophet 5 and analogue synths, along with a string section.
"PVS" is the longest track and starts with an acoustic coda which develops into a lovely song with oboe and strings. Crunching power chords propel the track into a frenzied electric guitar solo workout that leads to an end section of a beautiful acoustic guitar, string quartet and piano coda.
Over an hour of inventive prog, mixing 70's and 90's styles. This is an album for anyone who likes Vulgar Unicorn, Porcupine Tree, Radio Head and No Man.
Produced by Pineapple Thief and Nick Lang
• Bruce Soord - guitars, vocals, keyboards, samples & programming • Adrian Soord - mellotron, fender rhodes, prophet 5, piano, misc synths • Nick Lang - drums, percussion, backing vocals • Mark Harris - bass guitar