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Dark experimental instrumental post-rock band Pivot were formed in 1999 by brothers Laurenz Pike (drums, percussion) and Richard Pike (guitar, production), but soon ballooned to a five-piece band with the additions of Adrian Klumpes (keyboard), Neal Sutherland (bass), and Dave Bowman (turntables). It may be de rigueur to compare instrumental music to film soundtracks, but partly inspired by Vangelis, that was exactly the sound Pivot were aiming for. They shut themselves away for two years of regular three-hour rehearsal sessions, and the improvised demos they recorded during this time were packaged as EPs, which managed to capture air time on the radio. Their first album took roughly three years from the start of recording to its release, partly due to the band's perfectionism, but presumably also because of the number of side projects they were participating in. Both Pike brothers played with Flanger, and Laurenz Pike must have been particularly busy, at times being a member of Triosk along with Adrian Klumpes, as well as being involved with two of Scott Herren's projects, Prefuse 73 and Savath & Savalas, and also forming Roam the Hello Clouds with laptop musician Dave Miller. In 2005, Miller was invited to join the band, which then became a three-piece consisting of just Miller and the Pike brothers. The album Make Me Love You was finally released that year. Their second (and less delayed) album, O Soundtrack My Heart, was recorded in Chicago and mixed by John McEntire of Tortoise; the band signed to Warp in 2008 to earn it an international release. By the time the group's album Church with No Magic arrived in 2010, Pivot dropped the vowels to become PVT.


  • 08.28.15 It's a whole other new/old album. From the archives http://t.co/OOP5zGEbc8
  • 08.28.15 People who buy the Make Me Love You vinyl re-release will be treated to this gem. It's basically Make Me Love You 2. http://t.co/Ii3rXr6pp1
  • 08.28.15 Laurenz talks to Purple Sneakers about festivals, drinking Asahi with Ryuchi Sakamoto, and how rubbish Whiplash was http://t.co/GGkcDGI4j8
  • 08.26.15 Throwback to that time Richard Ayoade joined the band. https://t.co/qdvdTQi2X1
  • 08.26.15 RT @homeandhosed: Huge show tonight at 9! I'm premiering new @WorldsEndPress & @Hauiebeast plus spinning new @ActualMontaigne @Moses_Gunn &…
  • 08.26.15 RT @smallworldaus: One of our favourite LPs of the last decade. @pvtpvt celebrate 10 years of its release! They are… https://t.co/yf6htAHF4u
  • 08.26.15 RT @CityandSound: @pvtpvt Celebrate 10 Years With Debut Album Reissue + B-Sides & Demos http://t.co/OdUgWBZfzH http://t.co/IrOgw164BK
  • 08.25.15 RT @timshiel: Coming up next @DoubleJRadio - brand new @MYDISCOMYDISCO, classic @pvtpvt, & a premiere of new @AsdasfrBawd. Tune in: http://…
  • 08.25.15 Shout out to our friend @davetowey who designed the beautiful album art for Make Me Love You, many moons ago... Thanks Dave.
  • 08.25.15 'MAKE ME LOVE YOU' 10TH ANNIVERSARY LP REISSUE Happy to announce ‘Make Me Love You’ is now available… https://t.co/E2vvVetb9W
  • 08.25.15 RT @marcozande: #NowPlaying Make Me Love You (10th Anniversary Edition) by @pvtpvt on @RdioAU: http://t.co/rfUEW9xzBh #incredible
  • 08.25.15 RT @timshiel: I'll also be playing a track from this tonight on @DoubleJRadio, one of my favourite Australian albums of all time. https://t…