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Sincere Insanity

by Often the Thinker

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Ben Birkinbine Another top-notch addition to the Often the Thinker catalog. The collaboration with Charles Spearin really shines through here with familiar stylistic elements but also pushing OTT in new creative directions. Favorite track: Begging Morning.
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jaredmatt For fans of: beauty. My favorite album so far this year. OTT keeps up their stellar track record of gorgeous releases. By turns pensive, emotive, otherworldly, majestic, deep, delicate, grand.... without ever being pretentious. Another high artistic achievement that you should not miss. Favorite track: Sincere Belief.
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Relief 01:34
Insanity 01:41


Fifteen years after their first release, Often the Thinker has just released their fifth LP, Sincere Insanity. In adding Broken Social Scene’s multi-instrumentalist Charles Spearin for production and additional instrumentation, the collective finds themselves more mature and more patient, harnessing an energy that is both hopeful and somber, delicate and dense, pure and unselfish. The new LP is anything but a quick listen; with ample dynamics and space, the album showcases the importance of writing a record as a whole. Often the Thinker asks the listener to commit entirely to the record and the elegant world that is Sincere Insanity.


released March 3, 2023

Produced by Drew Lundberg and Charles Spearin

Written, Recorded and Mixed by Drew Lundberg at 12|21 Recording Studio

Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio

Artwork and Layout by Adam Bluma

Performed by:

Travis Drumm - Drums, percussion
Bryant Gee - Piano, keys
Drew Lundberg - Guitars, bass, synths, lap steel
Charles Spearin - Trumpet, trombone, keys, nyckelharpa, bass
Philip Sterk - Pedal steel, lap steel

In addition:
Michael Herring - Upright Bass
David French - Baritone Sax
Julia Seager Scott - Harp


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Often the Thinker San Diego, California

Inspired by the beauty of friendships, Often the Thinker is a studio project that birthed their first LP in 2007. With the members spread throughout the states, Often the Thinker’s cohesiveness blends elements of post rock, ambient, jazz and rock, while balancing consistency within the depths of exploration. ... more

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