Ruff Guide to..Pilgrim Speakeasy
'Pilgrim Speakeasy albums are always cool. They also always seem to straddle the line between psychedelic hard rock and progressive rock. This one, though, seems to have some real jazz in it, too. It's arguably the most adventurous and successful album in the Pilgrim Speakeasy catalogue.' Gary Hill - Music Street Journal '..the combining base is the album's soulfully electronic, psychedelic rock music which just happens to be seasoned with a lot of different spices.' 'Of course, a record with hard rock and electro thumping, jamming and hip-hop beats, mystical preaching and political ponderings, speech samples and beatboxing, too much clapping and too loose bass strings, dissonant chords and overwhelmingly beautiful melodies, flamenco and big band, synthetic sounds, sampling and weird collages, and a singer who in turns sounds like Jarvis Cocker, Gruff Rhys and Alex Kapranos..' 'A Ruff Guide To... goes almost surreptitiously from smoking to ecstasy, from curling up in the studio corner to spreading the word at football stadiums and from England to somewhere in the backwaters of Eastern Finland, taking influences from everything. It's eclectic, but still charmingly simple.' Jani Ekblom - Desibeli.net 'A Ruff Guide to...Pilgrim Speakeasy makes the impossible possible and combines influences adopted from an enormous field and crafts them into a living, breathing entity - an album that sums up nearly everything ever done in rock into a new collage with mystic-political messages that drill straight into the listener's brain.' Mika Roth - Noise.fi.