Album: …Now

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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Album: Internet Sarcasm

One of the best Pin albums!

Tracks:

01 Faster, Tastier, & Above All… Easier

01 Faster, Tastier, and Above All… Easier

02 Is this today?

02 Is this today?

03 Production is Easy

03 Production is Easy

04 The New Lies

04 The New Lies

05 Life at Sea

05 Life at Sea

06 This is the Game

06 This is the Game

07 And why not tomorrow?

07 And why not tomorrow?

08 And why not tomorrow? (Part 2)

08 And why not tomorrow? (Part 2)

09 And why not?

09 And why not?

10 Instrumental

10 Instrumental

11 Babylon

11 Babylon

12 Change

12 Change

13 Desert

13 Desert

14 Get it

14 Get it

15 Have we progressed?

15 Have we progressed?

16 Is that all it takes?

16 Is that all it takes?

17 The Prelude

17 The Prelude

18 Party People

18 Party People

Album Art at Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBhyyBahODz/

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Album: Remixes & B-Sides to 2014

Another big old collection… This time of b-sides, remixes, and unreleased tracks.

Tracks:

01 Flag Pledge

02 Missile defense

03 Man of the House

04 GodSquad (YPC Remix)

05 Warlust (Apathy from Above Mix)

06 Warlust (Death Leaves us Digital Mix)

07 Warlust (Blood on Our Hands Mix)

08 GodSquad (Straight Mix)

09 God is a B-Side

10 Think Locally (Alternate Version)

11 Phantom Limbs

12 Muscle Memory

13 Mercator Projection (YPC Remix)

14 Designs on It

15 Rethink

16 Use This Only

17 Whispers

18 Sour

19 One Way (Instrumental)

20 Zero Sum Plus One (Instrumental)

21 Forgetting (Remix)

22 Finale (Instrumental)

23 Warlust (RobotoRemix)

24 LDWMJ

Album: Best of 2000-2014

A massive two-disc collection of the best old Pin tracks from 2000 to 2014.

Tracks:

01 Warlust (Single Version)

02 Desert Sun

03 Technocracy

04 Minotaur

05 Song 2

06 Missile Defense

07 What is Your Fate?

08 Mercator Projection (Single Version)

09 An Ending

10 The World’s Policeman

11 The New War

12 Forget the Subject of Desire

13 Amerikatowne

14 Jive Talkin’

15 Come Together

16 Kill Globally

17 One Way

18 Tension

19 Double-Entry Bookburning

20 Crawl

21 Now

22 Tack

23 Global Fear

Album: Product #8

Back with a vengeance! Product #8 set Pin off on it’s second wind. It’s a lovely little compact album.

Tracks:

01 143

01 143

02 Song 2

02 Song 2

03 Zero Sum Plus One

03 Zero Sum Plus One

04 Rules for Fast Action

04 Rules for Fast Action

05 Forget the Subject of Desire

05 Forget the Subject of Desire

06 One Way

06 One Way

07 Minotaur

07 Minotaur

08 Finale

08 Finale

Album Art @ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBUiqdYBmrQ/