Pineapple Thief - 2001 - Abducting the Unicorn 
Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock
Info from Website:
Originally titled 'Abducted at Birth', this was re-titled by Cyclops to emphasize the links with Vulgar Unicorn. Bruce reluctantly agreed to this, however, the title is meaningless.
PINEAPPLE THIEF biography (at Progarchives):
The guitarist of VULGAR UNICORN starts his solo career with this band, which is inspired as much by PORCUPINE TREE as by his old group. PINEAPPLE THIEF has a mix of prog with some space rock. Balance, beauty, and modernity are all to be found in the plush sounds of PINEAPPLE THIEF ... great melodies, songs and plenty of atmospheres. This band will appeal to fans of RADIOHEAD, but other occasional influences show through that are less obvious but apparent (PINK FLOYD, U2, OZRICS and KING CRIMSON).
With their second release, PINEAPPLE THIEF (PTh for short) have reached a state of grace with their frenzy guitar drawings and acoustic sets, using Mellotron to the better effect without ever sounding retro. Indeed, and more than with the two previous albums from PINEAPPLE THIEF, "Variations on a Dream" is brimming over with its creator’s talent and is impressive with its incredible commercial potential. Thus, PTh has elaborated a "double layer album", in which the prog fan will enjoy the fine-tuned production and the arrangements, while the pop rock lovers will be delighted with accessible and addictive songs. This is the type of CD that one plays over again as soon as it ends. A little miracle of balance, and a place in my Top 5 for 2003.
Abducting the Unicorn - album review (at Progarchives):
PINEAPPLE THIEF are a side-project by Bruce Soord, guitarist of VULGAR UNICORN. Their debut album is a mix between ambient, new wave, modern progressive rock, psychedelic rock and straightforward 90's guitar rock. Although the music is quite hard to describe there's reminiscences to bands such as The CURE, NIRVANA, PINK FLOYD, PORCUPINE TREE, RADIOHEAD, The SMASHING PUMPKINS, U2 and The URBANE. This album has strong melodies, catchy choruses and rough-edged guitars. Although this is a side-project I hope that there will be many more albums in the future. Highly recommended!
1. Private Paradise (11:47)
2. Drain (6:35)
3. Whatever You Do - Do Nothing (6:18)
4. No One Leaves This Earth (5.56)
5. Punish Yourself (4:26)
6. Everyone Must Perish (4:36)
7. Judge The Girl (6:12)
8. Parted Forever (18:27)
9. Mysterious Extra Track (4:27)
Total time: 01:08:44
- Bruce Soord / guitars, vocals
- Nick Lang / keyboards, drums, programming
- Mark Harris / bass