It is with the utmost pleasure that I bring you the new 2020 album from Pin, entitled: “…Now”

Way back in December of 2018 I had all the music written for a new Pin album… no vocals yet, but the plan was to write the lyrics and record the vocals the following summer (2019)… But, when I reviewed the material I had recorded (from 2016 to 2018), I decided that it really wasn’t up to snuff… It didn’t break any new ground, and I felt that it was a bit underwhelming in general. In retrospect the process of writing it had gone a bit too easily; it had been too comfortable, which isn’t always a bad sign, but is generally a cause for concern. The third Pin album (Think Locally, Kill Globally) had gone smoothly like that and it didn’t take long for me to see it as a weak album overall… I decided not to make that same mistake again with the albums and singles that followed (Product #8 to Internet Sarcasm to YNGAMRCNS). So in July of 2019 I deleted a whole album (and some b-sides) worth of new Pin material and started again… This new album was recorded between August 2019 and June 2020 (less than a year, which, when you consider that this is only the 6th full album from Pin in 20 years, is unheard of). The COVID pandemic certainly gave me more time to finish it; though it’s not a “pandemic album” it probably wouldn’t have got finished until at least the end of the summer otherwise.

Now breaks some new ground sonically in ways that the scrapped material doesn’t. It makes use of space in several different ways, that Pin music hasn’t previously. It’s also an album that was specifically written as a suite of music to go in a certain order (with recurring themes, and a plotted out flow), rather than as a collection of individual songs (a return to how I plotted out the very first Pin album). Lyrically it’s oblique, but generally rooted in self-criticism. I also paid particular attention to creating sonic textures (that play off of space in — I think — interesting ways); it’s the first Pin album where I would really recommend listening on headphones for the best experience. Anyways… that’s a very long intro. Enjoy the music:

Tracks

01 Make it Artful

01 Make it Artful

02 The days

02 The Days

03 Again

03 Again

04 AP

04 AP

05 Hello Home

05 Hello Home

06 In

06 In

07 In In In

07 In In In

08 Scanning the Horizon

08 Scanning the Horizon

09 Something to Tell

09 Something to Tell

10 Out

10 Out

11 Twenty

11 Twenty

12 Reprise

12 Reprise

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