23 April 2022
Who: The space/soul/psych band of former
Spacemen 3 member Jason Pierce
Active: Since 1990 / 9 studio LPs
Pitchfork says: “J Spaceman’s latest opus is gloriously satisfying and self-referential, refining his orchestral space rock with alchemical power… You could take issue with Spiritualized for sticking so closely to the blueprint they inaugurated more than 30 years ago. But the band always felt built for repetition and refinement, a cosmic home for Jason Pierce to grow comfortably old, away from an ever-changing musical world. And if Everything Was Beautiful calls back to Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, it does so in a way that suggests that the fires are still burning, only slightly dimmed by the passing of time. Everything Was Beautiful is like meeting an old friend and finding new shared memories, the nostalgia not yet worn thin. It’s another glorious argument in favor of getting high on your own supply.” Full review here Score: 7.8/10.
Turn Up The Volume: Jason Pierce operates in his same sonic cocoon for years now, making and recording (9) albums, from good to awesome (Lazer Guided Melodies / Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space). This new one falls somewhere in the middle. Familiar (Let It Bleed / Always Together With You / Crazy) and hypnotizing (Best Thing You Never Had / The A Song)
Singles/clips: Always Together With You / The mainline Song – The Lockdown Song
– ALWAYS TOGETHER WITH YOU –
A gospel-like epic symphony.
-THE MAINLINE SONG / THE LOCKDOWN SONG –
Psych-Kraut-pop at its Pierce best.
Stream full LP here on Spotify…