Spiritualized released their new album Everything Was Beautiful last Friday (though I’ve yet to see the regular edition vinyl in stock anywhere), and whereas the previously-released official videos kind of came across like extended commercials with the album art superimposed over random video imagery – I guess the days of dropping Jason Pierce into a […]
To mark the end of the Spiritualized Spacemen Reissue Series, which concludes today with the release of the deluxe edition of 2001’s Let It Come Down, here’s a documentary on the making of the record from that year, broadcast on Channel 4 and narrated by Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie.
For a band so obsessive about the the sonic minutiae of their recordings – Jason Pierce’s attention to detail in the recording and mixing of Spiritualized’s records is legendary – the state of their vinyl catalog has been pretty dismal. Like most of their ’90s-era peers, their early records got only a cursory vinyl pressing […]
Maria Lindén of I Break Horses essays her choice for the top Spiritualized record for Sonic Cathedral. Pure Phase is also possibly my favourite Spiritualized album for reasons I can’t fully articulate; maybe because it was the hardest one for me to find used on CD some 20-plus years ago. I made an attempt to […]
The head of Jason Pierce must be an interesting place to be, on many levels, particularly when it comes to his approach to crafting Spiritualized records. In 2016, Sound On Sound took a deep dive into the band’s landmark 1997 album Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space with a specific focus on the […]