Pinch - Reality Tunnels

  • Pinch - Reality Tunnels

Pinch - Reality Tunnels


FormatCD & 2LP
Released26th June 2020
Catalogue TECCD025
Barcode 5051142007599

On June 26th the influential Bristol figurehead Rob Ellis AKA Pinch will release his first solo album 13 years, via his own label, Tectonic.

‘Reality Tunnels’ is a concept that was originally introduced by Robert Anton Wilson in his 1983 book ‘Prometheus Rising’. In essence, the concept of a reality tunnel relates to an idea on how we create our own perspective – the subjective filter that we each apply to the world around us; the things we perceive and what our consciousness deems worthy of attention, IE what we see and hear is entirely relative to what we do not.

At points angular and uncompromising with levels in the red, frequencies pushed out and EQ curves stretched into strange new shapes, Pinch mixes both low and hi fi on this boldly distinct sonic statement. It sees him flexing years of production skills – but unconventionally so – knowing well that safe predictability and rounded polish don’t get the most interesting results.

Dark trip hop Bristolia segues into blistering jungle on album opener ‘Entangled Particles’, before planet-hopping onto the spiky insidious grimestep of ‘All Man Got’, featuring the rugged rasp of OG warhorse Trim.

Beginning a triptych of future techno, ‘Accelerated Culture’ offers the album’s most relatively straightforward moment, albeit one of scorching, anthemic dancefloor heat. Delving deeper into the vortex is the synapse sparking wobbler ‘Returnity’, before ‘Finding Space’ reaches to the cosmos’ far-flung, glowing outlands.

Hit the vinyl double pack for an exclusive and quite unique sounding 120bpm glitchy techno roller featuring man like Trim once again and live cello recordings. 

A1. Entangled Particles Feat. Emika

A2. All Man Got Feat. Trim
A3. Accelerated Culture

B1. Returnity
B2. Making Space
B3. What Am I Waiting For? Feat. Trim **vinyl exclusive bonus track**

C1. Party Feat. Killa P
C2. Back To Beyond

D1. Change Is A Must Feat. Inezi
D2. Non-Terrestrial Forms
D3. The Last One Feat. Nive Nielsen

Pinch - Reality Tunnels is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. The release date of 26th June 2020 is estimated and subject to change.

Artist Pinch
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