Spiritualized: A Perfect Miracle / I'm Your Man

With a title evocative of the brilliance of Kurt Vonnegut, and a sound that feels just about right and characteristic of the band's groundbreaking fusion of shoegaze, space rock and psychedelia, Jason Pierce announced the forthcoming album by Spiritualized, their first in six years, shared new music off it, and had some interesting thing to share about it:

"Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I've done before. We'd been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we were making, but without having the funds to do so, I had to find a way to work within the constraints of what money I had. So I bought a laptop and made it all in a little room in my house.

"With a bit of trial and lot of error, I found ways of doing something that's quite simple if you've got the resources. I spent two weeks listening to classical records and strumming the chord that I wanted on my guitar. When I found something to match what I wanted, I'd sample that bit and go for the next chord and try to match that. It took weeks, trying to put together and layer convincing string sounds. But, if I'm honest, all I wanted was for someone to come and play the part and bring their own thing to the record."

And Nothing Hurt releases September 7th, 2018 via Fat Possum.

Photo by Juliette Larthe

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