Published Aug 30, 2018Spiritualized have been busy teasing their first album in eight years, And Nothing Hurt, and now we can finally hear the entirety of the new LP. Right now, you can get in on an advance stream ahead of the record's official release.
Over at NPR, you can stream all of And Nothing Hurt over here.
Frontman Jason Pierce previously release the following statement about the new album:
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 the funds to do, 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…
The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session. There are bits that I went to a studio to record — mainly drums and percussion. I mean, there's no way I'm going to get timpani up my stairs. When I came to terms with how I was going to make the record, I assumed it was going to sound like Lee Perry — all flying in from different angles; all extraordinary and not hi-tech in construction. But I was new to it all, I didn't have all the short cuts people use when they're making records — I just sat there for weeks… for months… moving every level up bit by bit just to try to get the sounds right…
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 arrives on September 7 through Fat Possum/Bella Union. The album is available for pre-order on standard black and deluxe orange vinyl via MusicVaultz. You can learn more about the album here.