Pinch Reveals Trim-Assisted “All Man Got” From First Solo Album In 13 Years

Late last month, Bristol producer Pinch made the momentous announcement that he would be releasing his first album in 13 years, Reality Tunnels, and with it the video for the project’s lead single, “Accelerated Culture” (warning: the video could trigger photosensitive epilepsy).

Credited as one of the original pioneers of dubstep, Pinch’s debut album Underwater Dancehall was also praised for bridging the gap between dubstep, techno and what would later be called ‘post-dubstep’. However, besides some collab albums with Adrian Sherwood and Shackleton, it would be over a decade until his next solo album.

Now that day is almost upon us, Pinch has just liberated the album’s second single, “All Man Got” with Trim. Immediately recognisable as a Pinch production, his hallmark cavernous dub sounds and shuddering percussion loom ominously together behind Trim’s bleak rhymes about the brutal reality of street life and the foolishness of those who still underestimate him.

Although we only have two tracks so far, it already looks as if Reality Tunnels (which takes its title from a concept first coined by American author and futurist Robert Anton Wilson that explains the subjective ways we view and frame the world) will be his most adventurous and wide-ranging to date — which is no mean feat.

Dropping June 19 via Tectonic, the new album also promises guest appearances from Killa P, Emika Inizi, and Nive & The Deer Children. Pre-order it here.

Words: James Keith
Photography: Alex Digard

Posted on June 08, 2020