The Pineapple Thief – Build A World EP


Review by Robert Baker

Snapper Music

The Pineapple Thief express soundscapes rather than simply write music, and have found time between worldwide touring to release the five track EP Build A World.

Being indie prog-rock, all brevity and frippery are cast aside for contemplative introspection and obscenely rich tracks. Opener and title song ‘Build A World’ (from the bands ninth studio release, their 2012 album All The Wars) reminds us why PTh are spoken of in the same breath as Pink Floyd, lyrics kept to a paucity as the instruments detail a tapestry of emotion and depth that feels heavy on the soul and aching on the heart. The three new tracks, ‘You Don’t Look So Innocent’, ‘What Are You Saying?’, and ‘You Drew Blood’ form a world within themselves, each track a revelation of emotion made real through musical composition that constantly engages and rewards you equally.

And with a previously unreleased remix of the title track by Dirty Hifi bringing synth and a Pet Shop Boys appeal ending the ep on a high TPT’s Build A World is five tracks of immeasurably pleasurable sonic sensory introspection; it manages to leave you feeling vulnerable but vindicated and is definitely one for the more considered of musical appreciators out there.

The Pineapple Thief – Build A World EP9 out of 10

Track listing:

  1. Build a World
  2. What Are You Saying
  3. You Don’t Look So Innocent
  4. You Drew Blood
  5. Build a World – Remix