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Pivot - O Soundtrack My Heart

Pivot O Soundtrack My Heart
Pivot - O Soundtrack My Heart
(CD/2xLP) Warp Records WARP166, 2008-08-18

Info :
Energetic 'puzzle pop' trio from Australia, Pivot, release their long playing debut on Warp. 'O Soundtrack My Heart' is a colourful mix of spikey guitar riffs and vigorous, synthesized melody in abundance. Features the infectiously catchy single 'In The Blood'.

Tracklisting :
01. October
02. In The Blood
03. O Soundtrack My Heart
04. Fool In Rain
05. Sing You Sinners
06. Sweet Memory
07. Love Like I
08. Didn't I Furious | Download MP3
09. Epsilon
10. Nothing Hurts Machine
11. My Heart Like Marching Band

Links :

Podcasts :
In our spare time we've decided to get into home-made podcasting. It's under the amazingly-clever title 'O Download My Heart'. We've gone through our record collections and picked a theme for each episode. First themed episode was 'Cosmic Gods Of Synth'. The second episode is available now: 'Australian Music'.
You can subscribe to it in iTunes (we recommend this), or use other types of feed readers by putting in this URL - And the good news is that it's free.

Press Release :
Originally formed in late nineties Australia, Pivot have until recently remained hidden from the international radar. With their first album released in 2005 (the locally acclaimed 'Make Me Love You') multi-instrumentalist brothers Laurenz and Richard Pike sensed it was time for new things. The addition of Perth born/London-based Dave Miller in 2006, and the subsequent departure of the original line up, sparked a period of intense creative activity, resulting in a new band, a new album and dreams of the beyond….
Before long, word of this young antipodean trio with something to say reached the office and ears of Warp Records, who upon hearing their demonstration cassette, and being gifted an ornamental hotdog, immediately signed them up for a 16 album deal starting with the epic O Soundtrack My Heart…

Pivot are no strangers to musical endeavour, its members having recorded and performed in collaboration with the likes of Prefuse73, Flanger, Savath & Savalas, Qua, Jan Jelinek, Burnt Friedman and Damo Suzuki, along with several international releases of their own side projects, past and present (Roam the Hello Clouds, Triosk, Dave Miller's minimal techno for Background records and Laurenz Pike's solo drum explorations)

Pivot are a rare combination of the emotive and cerebral, harnessing the raw garage energy of three explosive musicians along side intensive studio production. Part prog-warrior, part slacker-geek, their music and approach provide something much needed in a world of nowhere music (being listened to in nowhere bars), Equally influenced by synthesizer luminaries Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre, Warp label mates Autechre and the post-punk new wave of Talking Heads, Pivot's Warp album debut O Soundtrack My Heart exudes an omnipresent sense of melodrama and what can only be described as a sort of 'apocalyptic joy'. With incredible live shows and the "slacker-nerd grooves" (Time Out) of debut Warp EP In The Blood already impressing the so oft cynical UK press corps, O Soundtrack My Heart is ready to win yours too.

Following their explosive debut UK dates, Pivot announce a summer jaunt, including a date with the legendary Yellow Magic Orchestra, their debut Glastonbury Festival appearance, and huge Sigur Ros support dates:

Aug 1st Melbourne, Victoria @ Festival Hall w/ Sigur Rós, Australia
Aug 2nd Sydney, New South Wales @ Hordern Pavillion w/ Sigur Rós, Australia
Aug 15th Route Du Rock, St Malo, France
Aug 16th Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 17th Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
20 Aug Roundhouse Studio - Album Launch London UK
30 Aug Electric Picnic Stradbally, IE
6 Sep Numusic Festival, Stavanger NO


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