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At The Pier

a Single or EP release

Release Year: 2012

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Released by Kscope/Snapper on 26 Nov 2012, this release is a strictly limited EP in digipak featuring Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree) on drums.

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 11/8/2012 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 11/8/2012 4:39:00 AM by: DBSilver
  1. A New Start
  2. The Anger Song
  3. Two Monkeys (alt. version)

Giancarlo Erra

All Instruments

Chris Maitland


Marianne De Chastelaine


Reviewed by Marc on 15 Apr 2013

at the pier is an appertizer for the Nosound 2013 forthcoming release Afterthoughts (an album I will review shortly). It offers two songs not on the following album, and an alternative version of the track "Two Monkeys", so it is the ideal companion to Afterthoughts.

The two first songs on the album feature ex Porcupine Tree drummer Chris Maitland that also plays on Afterthoughts. They pretty much offer what is expected from Nosound, some very melancholic and dreamy music with Giancarlo Erra's soft and delicate vocals. They do not venture very far from what Nosound has previously done, but I consider them to be some of the band's best songs ever. The last track is a stripped down affair, and concludes this short EP in great fashion.

By itself I do not know if at the pier is a must have for the casual fan, but those very much into the band (and planning to purchase Afterthoughts) will certainly want to own this one.