Pilgremage begins with a short funky breaks intro track called ATTENTION featuring Canadian sax instrumentalist Spence. As Spence blazes away with an extremely intelligent performance, you can sense the vivacity that live instrumentation can bring to mostly pre-programmed music.
The next track starts off with a chamber string arrangement and drops into Rennies signature funk-infused breaks stylings. DEFENDER was definitely meant for the dancefloor. Although not as imaginative as some of the other tracks on the album, it does feature some nice percussion programming. SANCTIFIED comes right in with some cutlery-friendly breakbeats, and features some rocked out and overdriven guitar riffs to move the track along. To counter the rock n roll feel, the track breaks down into some classical strings at a couple of points.
The next track is actually the first single from the album and is titled COMING UP FOR AIR. It features Sara Whittaker-Gilbeys vocalizations in this sweet anthem styled composition. The track keeps the balance with the vocals by incorporating a rather nasty bassline to grind the movement on.
FUEGO is an epic piece with more cutlery-laden breakbeats and soaring trance-like synth stabs. Rennie really makes it easy for DJs of all genres to grasp his music. This one can be easily dropped into a trance set, as well as any breaks undertaking.
TREVER PISTOL moves in with some Arabian-styled synth melodies accompanied with some old school synth stabs and rock n roll breaks.
GO BACK is another one of my favorites on the album. It is extremely house-oriented in its movements and instrumentation and could easily be worked into a funky house set. Along with more of Spences saxophone work, there is also some excellent Clav keys being rocked out here. Very funky indeed great job Rennie.
Bonus track: ACID PART 3 is a track that Rennie features for the motion picture "The Football Factory." As the name implies, the tracks acid lines rock over Rennies chemical styled breakbreats. This is an extremely well produced composition from beginning to end. The synthwork and movements are excellent and showcase the artists true colors and ability.
Overall, the album is should produce some nice singles; and the fans wont have any complaints either.