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Project Pitchfork – A Listeners Guide

The End (An End)

This isn’t so much ‘The End’ as ‘An End’. The third part of the trilogy that began with ‘Akkretion’ and was followed by ‘Fragment’ only saw completion in 2024 with ‘Elysium’, with Trisol reissues of albums from the previous decade filling in the gap. These will be of particular interest to vinyl collectors (not my thing) in terms of keep interest alive in the less-celebrated but still highly worthy late-era albums, but it’s no substitute for new material.

The fact that co-founder Dirk Scheuber has left the band, leaving Peter Spilles as the one continuous member raises questions as to what their next move might be. The project does still seem to be officially active, despite this significant line-up change and the sense of ‘conclusion’ that came from completing their latest album trilogy.

In any case, I’m still listening. So are a lot of my friends. And a LOT of Germans. I’ll update this as new material comes out, I might even do a sub-article about the side-projects (including Dirk’s solo career), but for now, the summary!

The Top Tracks – The TL;DR Bit

I recognise that not everyone who finds their way here is into reading swathes of text. For this reason, I’ve assembled some Top xx lists to help you pick the best tracks from your streaming source of choice.

If you think the lists are dominated by early tracks – that’s how it goes. A band will always be defined by the songs that achieved them fame over the ones that maintained it, and (here in the case of their post-2009 material), won it back.

The Dancefloor Anthems

The ones you hear in clubs. Or used to. Well, some of us are still playing them…..

  1. Timekiller
  2. God Wrote
  3. Requiem
  4. K.N.K.A. (Climax Version)
  5. Existence
  6. Conjure
  7. Alpha Omega
  8. Renascence
  9. Steelrose
  10. Rain
  11. Human Crossing
  12. Carnival
  13. Endless Infinity
  14. Blood-Pressure
  15. If I Could
  16. The Future Is Now
  17. Feel!
  18. View From A Throne
  19. I Am (A Thought In Slowmotion)
  20. Nasty Habit

The Hidden Gems

These ones aren’t cited as ‘Hits’, aren’t played live much, if at all, but I think they’re due more attention then they get.

  1. Merry-Go-Round-To-Hell
  2. Go Further
  3. Silent Scream
  4. Sunset Devastation
  5. I’ll Find My Way Home
  6. Hunted
  7. Circus Of Death
  8. Black Sanctuary
  9. Blood-Night
  10. Tempest

The Reflective

Despite writing mostly in their second language, Pitchfork can really get close to the heart lyric-wise……

  1. I Live Your Dream
  2. Souls (Extended)
  3. December Sadness
  4. Your Cut Feather
  5. Karma Monster
  6. Good Night Death
  7. Fear
  8. Into Orbit
  9. The Queen Of Time And Space
  10. Learning To Live

The Complex and Conceptual

Lazy critics would call this the ‘Miscellaneous’ category. And after 6000 words, no-one calls me lazy. But these are the ones that best deviate from the Pitchfork template.

  1. Mine – Beast Of Prey
  2. Drone Assembly/Drone State
  3. Orange Moon
  4. 2069AD
  5. Blood-Diamond
  6. The Circus
  7. Instead of an Angle
  8. Splice
  9. Antidote
  10. And The Sun Was Blue

Terminates Here Personal Choice

Because I can, here’s my own all-time list.

  1. I Live Your Dream
  2. Human Crossing
  3. Timekiller
  4. God Wrote
  5. Existence
  6. Drone Assembly/Drone State
  7. Requiem
  8. Mine – Beast Of Prey
  9. Merry-Go-Round-To-Hell
  10. K.N.K.A. (Climax Version)
  11. Go Further
  12. Silent Scream
  13. Alpha Omega
  14. Renascence
  15. December Sadness
  16. Steelrose
  17. Karma Monster
  18. The Future Is Now
  19. Blood-Pressure
  20. Endless Infinity
  21. Nasty Habit
  22. Rain
  23. Instead of an Angle
  24. If I Could
  25. View From A Throne
  26. I Am (A Thought In Slowmotion)
  27. Good Night Death
  28. Blood-Diamond
  29. Conjure
  30. Your Cut Feather
  31. Sunset Devastation
  32. We Are One (Mirror Split Up Into Pieces)
  33. Orange Moon
  34. Splice
  35. Feel!
  36. Daimonion
  37. Unity
  38. Ascension
  39. An End
  40. 2069 AD

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