Wisdom Of Crowds: The Collaboration Between The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord and Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse


Classic Swedish metal crew Katatonia delivered their ninth full-length LP Dead End Kings in 2012, but singer Jonas Renske is taking his powerful pipes elsewhere this year for a new project with the Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord called Wisdom of Crowds. The duo’s self-titled debut disc drops June 3 through Kscope Music.

Not too many details have been revealed behind the project, but a press release explains that Pineapple Thief singer/guitarist Soord wrote the nine-song set with Renske’s vocals in mind, and eventually reached out to the Katatonia singer about collaborating. Apparently things went well.

While proper teaser tracks have yet to be delivered, a grab-bag sampler of snippets is being streamed in both the audio player below and in a trailer that finds the pair perusing a computer screen. What you get in both is a tapestry of prog-tinged rock, scaly metal licks and one murky, ’90s-style pop ballad around the 40-second mark that sounds a bit like Seal by way of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.”

You can check it out beneath the tracklisting.

Wisdom of Crowds:

1. Pleasure
2. Wisdom Of Crowds
3. Radio Star
4. Frozen North
5. The Light
6. Stacked Naked
7. Pretend
8. Centre Of Gravity
9. Flows Through You

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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