Project Pitchfork

Project Pitchfork

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Hamburg-based Project Pitchfork started in 1989, primarly inspired by electronic New Wave artists such as Ultravox, The Human League, Invisible Limits, SPK and others. Another influence was the New Age movement that included acts like Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis. In the first half of the 1990s, Pitchfork had become one of the most popular music groups of the German Dark Wave culture.

Between the mid- and late-1990s, the band changed their musical direction to a more trend-oriented style, which was strongly influenced by Rock, Electropop, Techno/Trance, Trip Hop, Breakbeat and Big Beat music. The result of this musical blend has been released on the albums "¡Chakra:Red!" (1997), "Eon:Eon" (1998) and the most successful work "Daimonion" (2001).
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Project Pitchfork Discography

Albums

none Project Pitchfork K.N.K.A.(Cass, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Project Pitchfork Self-released) none Germany 1990 Sell This Version
none Project Pitchfork Live 11/90 Hi(Cass) Not On Label (Project Pitchfork Self-released) none Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Dhyani (Album) Hypnobeat, Hypnobeat Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Entities (Album) Hypnobeat Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Lam-'Bras (Album) Hypnobeat Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Souls / Island (MiniAlbum) Hypnobeat Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork IO (Album) Off Beat Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork α Ω (Album) Candyland Entertainment Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork ¡Chakra:Red! (Album) Candyland Entertainment Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
none Project Pitchfork Live '97(CD, Album, Ltd, Met) Candyland Entertainment none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Eon:Eon (Album) EastWest, EastWest Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Daimonion (Album) EastWest Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Inferno (Album) WEA Europe 2002 Sell This Version
5050466-9616-2-4, none Project Pitchfork Live 2003/2001(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) WEA, Candyland Entertainment 5050466-9616-2-4, none Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Kaskade (Album) Candyland Entertainment Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Dream, Tiresias! (Album, Comp) Prussia Records Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Continuum Ride (Album) Trisol Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Quantum Mechanics (Album) Trisol Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Black (Album) Trisol Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Blood (Album) Trisol Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Look Up, I'm Down There (Album) Trisol Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Project Pitchfork Psychic Torture (Maxi) Hypnobeat, Hypnobeat Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none Project Pitchfork Precious New World(7", Single + Box, Ltd, Num) Hypnobeat none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Project Pitchfork Carrion (Single) Off Beat, Off Beat Germany 1993 Sell This Version
SPV 55 - 22063 CDS, 055-22063 Project Pitchfork Renascence(CD, Single) Off Beat, Off Beat SPV 55 - 22063 CDS, 055-22063 Germany 1994 Sell This Version

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yelworc1

yelworc1

August 10, 2014
The first review is so horrible and should be removed for such an epic band as Pitchfork. The reviewer obviously doesn't get them or barely listened to them to make such a harsh opinion and compare them to bands they have little in common with. Almost all the industrial/EBM bands from the 1990s I listened to are now either defunct or releasing mediocre stuff at best. The last 3 full length releases by Project Pitchfork however may be the best things they have ever done, at the least they hold up to their best work of the 1990s. The reviewer under this one however, got it exactly right. There is something to this band unlike any others I have ever listened too. They are not standard EBM, and they do not fit in an exact genre category, which is part of the brilliance of this band. In the 1990s the album IO originally got me into them. It sounded like something actually recorded by aliens, as it doesn't compare to any artist than or now. I could go on for ever about this band, yet like all great things you really cannot put into words how great they are. You cannot listen to one album or one song by this band and get a feel for them whatsoever. It was a slow learning process with them for me. Extremely glad I gave IO those extra spins in the 90s. Originally the song "Bodies" had me interested in checking them out. The one thing to avoid when first trying them is their videos with the most views on youtube like "timekiller" for example. Personally I would start with the song IO and go from there.... Chakra Red is also one of the most unclassifiable albums out there, it is great and to this day sounds like nothing else I have ever heard. I disagree with the first review in their fame status, they are too un-conventional to really ever have a mass following (or at least their best albums are). The masses in my country worship rap and country, so what the hell do the masses know anyway? They masses can keep their crap and I will keep my Pitchfork albums.
Darrel Eschedor
AlienZain7

AlienZain7

January 18, 2010
They are the best band I know, and I listen to a lot of very progressive contemporary electronic music. Even their stuff from the 90s is AMAZING. I really mean it, the things they create are literally from the future, not just an imitation of what the future might be i.e. futurism. So, sometimes his titles aren't bang on, but remember English isn't his native tongue. It's almost like Peter Spilles is a medium for an angel, he has these incredible brilliant moments lyric-wise and composition wise, on some tracks it's not at that level. But when it is, it is really better than anything I've ever heard. And like I said I'm constantly listening to today's top European producers.

Best tracks of Projekt Pitchfork imo:

Echoes
Fleischvertstarker
animal
body - spirit
engarde
I live your dream
radiolarie
trialog
die schlange
feel
conjure
song of winds
souls
rescue
the future is now
your tempting fantasy
inferno
lead and feather
selektastjarna

selektastjarna

June 10, 2008
Project Pitchfork was one of my favorite bands in the early nineties because they combined the best sensibilities of the three related styles of music which I favored most at the time: Gothic, Industrial, and Electro.

Obviously, they were not for everyone. For me, however, I appreciated their classical composition as well as their song-writing. It was by far not the most "tough" or dark sounding band out at the time... but the spiritual wisdom of their lyrics intrigued me.

My favorite albums by them are Lam-bras, Entities, and Io.
fabriknos

fabriknos

October 16, 2007
I always found Project Pitchfork to have really silly song titles, silly appearance, and mostly silly music over the years. They're not a very good example of EBM although they're commonly lumped into that category. More appropriate I would call them "gothic electronic" music which is somewhere between Sisters of Mercy and A Split Second, if I had to pick two bands. They are still popular to a degree in their home country of Germany but I could never understand why they had such success, none of their music really does it for me. To each their own.

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