Pictish Trail - Thumb World

Pictish Trail - Thumb World

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Four years in the making, Thumb World is the much-anticipated follow-up to Pictish Trail’s critically acclaimed Scottish Album of the Year Award public vote winner Future Echoes.

Bold, weird, wild, wired, sonically luxurious yet never losing touch with its DIY-‘til-I-die roots, Thumb World is a voyage to the outer rings of Pictish Trail’s mind at its darkest, funniest and most inventive – a plugged-in, fuzzed-out, fucked-up contemplation on, as he puts it, “life repeating and gradually degrading, the inevitable cyclical nature of things, and the sense of their ultimately being no escape.”

Expect alien abductions, thumping beats, Trump-haired pigs, paternal panic, astronaut sex, bad acid trips, worse hangovers, lashings of distortion and a lot of anthropomorphic thumbs. “Our opposable thumbs are the things that separate us from most other animals on Earth,” Pictish explains, of the fat digit symbolism, “they are also the things that we use to swipe on screens, to separate ourselves from our normal lives, but which in turn trap us within an artificial reality.”

Produced and mixed by Rob Jones, featuring string arrangements from Kim Moore and drumming from Alex Thomas (Squarepusher, Anna Calvi, Air), Thumb World is Pictish Trail’s most collaborative album to date.

SIDE A

  1. Repeat Neverending
  2. Double Sided
  3. Pig Nice
  4. Lead Balloon
  5. Fear Anchor

SIDE B

  1. Slow Memories
  2. Bad Algebra
  3. Heart Eyes
  4. Turning Back
  5. Thumb World