Review: Pijn – From Low Beams Of Hope


From Low Beams Of Hope

Floodlit Recordings

The utterly sublime Manchester Post rock powerhouse Pijn have returned with their new album ‘From Low Beams Of Hope’. Essentially, this feels like one piece of music playing out in four parts and really needs to be listened to as a whole. During a recent live review, I referred to Pijn’s music being akin to being a ship in and out of a storm; that analogy still stands on this ever-changing journey of an album. The musicianship is second to none, and the additional strings courtesy of ex-Dawn Raid violinist Simon Barr lift it into elegant bliss. Some of the most incredible music I’ve heard this year has been by instrumental acts, and this is one of the best in that bunch. It really is an overwhelming body of work that deserves deep reverence. Make sure you pick this up and go and see this band live as soon as possible! I can’t pick individual tracks here because, as I have said, set aside an hour, stick it on your headphones and transcend to a beautiful place.

Review By George Miller