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Spirtualized Electric Mainline – Pure Phase

Spirtualized Electric Mainline – Pure Phase
Digital Rip at 320 Kbps.
Artwork included.

Every day I wake up
And I take my medication
And I spend the rest of the day
Waiting for it to wear off.

“Pure Phase” was the Second album from Spiritualized, released in 1995 (March 28, 1995). It was actually credited as “Spiritualized Electric Mainline”.

For this one, the band had reduced to a core trio of head honcho Jason Pierce plus Kate Radley and Sean Cook. Previous band member Mark Refoy and Jonny Mattock performed the main guitar and drums sections respectively, but by the time of album release, both men had been sacked from the band!

The album was recorded in the Moles Studio, in Bath – the picturesque town in the west of England. Initial CD copies of the album, were sold in a glow in the dark, encapsulated CD case! Nice!

It’s a wonderful album. Blissed-out fucked-up psychedelic pop-rock! A classic. Love it!

“And it feels so good/to be fucked up inside.”

More news from the world of Jason Pierce … On 21st February 2008, it was announced that the latest Spiritualized album is to be titled Songs in A&E and will contain 18 tracks. It will be released on May 19, 2008 in the UK, and on June 3, 2008 in the US. The first single from the album will be “Soul On Fire”. The release will be backed by an Electric Mainlines UK tour in May.
This was ripped by Cosmos65 from the original UK glow-in-the-dark issue. Many thanks Cosmos65!

Here’s the Rolling Stone four star review;

Photo

Before they were feeding their pocketbooks on $90 million stadium tours, Pink Floyd were feeding heads by creating not just records but entire escapist worlds out of sound, texture and fantasy. You didn’t just listen to an album like The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, you melted with it.

The Floyd’s progeny, from Oklahoma’s Flaming Lips to the Orb, aren’t interested in paying homage to Syd Barrett’s paisley visions. Instead, they’ve kept psychedelia vibrant by expanding its vocabulary, gobbling influences the way Barrett once consumed pharmaceuticals. The new psychedelia isn’t about formal innovation so much as reinvention, the process of splicing and recombining the past into ever more peculiar and beautiful hybrids.

Becoming increasingly expert at the art of aural sculpture is Jason Pierce, a k a J. Spacemen. With the British trance merchants Spacemen 3 a decade ago, Pierce and his sidekick Sonic Boom began reprocessing the music of their heroes – Suicide, the Velvet Underground, the Red Crayola, the early Sun Ra-inspired MC5 – into droning collages. With the dissolution of Spacemen 3, Pierce formed Spiritualized and on the 1992 album Lazer Guided Melodies began pursuing a more hummable variation of the original trio’s sound.

The tunefulness is still intact on the new Pure Phase, particularly on such pop snacks as “Let It Flow” and “Lay Back in the Sun,” but this is a far denser, more involving work. Pierce’s inspirations have been immersed in a lush stream of sound, head music that alternately caresses and bombards the senses, enhanced by separate mixes in each stereo channel.

In this soundtrack for an imaginary movie, the motion is cyclical rather than linear, the music floating in space. Pierce’s melodies don’t dance so much as shimmer, with drums and percussion barely audible. Wan Farfisa organ chords dissolve into oscillating sci-fi swirls, a blues harmonica wails in a void, a warehouse of clocks chimes and whirs, an avalanche of guitars overtakes a disembodied gospel choir, a string quartet plucks and swoons, a shortwave radio spews white noise, horns bleat in melancholy distress. It’s more like a loop unraveling than a series of songs.

All the while, Pierce sings like a man snockered. On the aptly titled “Medication” he offers this prescription: “Every day I wake up/And I take my medication/And I spend the rest of the day/Waiting for it to wear off.” On “Let It Flow” he proclaims: “All I wanted was a taste/Just enough to waste the day/Just enough to make me sick.” And on “Lay Back in the Sun” he gives the Beach Boys a twist with the sleepy mantra “Get doped/Good fun.”

But the smack in the grooves is purely aural, and when Pierce talks about “dope,” he may well be referring to the narcotic effect of his own music. On the closing “Feel Like Goin’ Home” he chants, “Feel … feel … feel,” with all the sensual conviction of a dozing cat stretching in the sun. And as the song fades, a poignant countermelody surfaces, as if to suggest that the trip never ends. (RS 708)

REG KOT May 18, 1995

http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/spiritualized/


Tracklisting

  1. “Medication”
  2. “The Slide Song”
  3. “Electric Phase”
  4. “All Of My Tears”
  5. “These Blues”
  6. “Let It Flow”
  7. “Take Good Care Of It”
  8. “Born, Never Asked”
  9. “Electric Mainline”
  10. “Lay Back In The Sun”
  11. “Good Times”
  12. “Pure Phase”
  13. “Spread Your Wings”
  14. “Feel Like Goin’ Home”

Here she be:

Pure.zip
Phase.zip

March 15, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Spirtualized Electric Mainline, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Spirtualized Electric Mainline – Pure Phase

Spirtualized Electric Mainline – Pure Phase
Digital Rip at 320 Kbps.
Artwork included.

Every day I wake up
And I take my medication
And I spend the rest of the day
Waiting for it to wear off.

“Pure Phase” was the Second album from Spiritualized, released in 1995 (March 28, 1995). It was actually credited as “Spiritualized Electric Mainline”.

For this one, the band had reduced to a core trio of head honcho Jason Pierce plus Kate Radley and Sean Cook. Previous band member Mark Refoy and Jonny Mattock performed the main guitar and drums sections respectively, but by the time of album release, both men had been sacked from the band!

The album was recorded in the Moles Studio, in Bath – the picturesque town in the west of England. Initial CD copies of the album, were sold in a glow in the dark, encapsulated CD case! Nice!

It’s a wonderful album. Blissed-out fucked-up psychedelic pop-rock! A classic. Love it!

“And it feels so good/to be fucked up inside.”

More news from the world of Jason Pierce … On 21st February 2008, it was announced that the latest Spiritualized album is to be titled Songs in A&E and will contain 18 tracks. It will be released on May 19, 2008 in the UK, and on June 3, 2008 in the US. The first single from the album will be “Soul On Fire”. The release will be backed by an Electric Mainlines UK tour in May.
This was ripped by Cosmos65 from the original UK glow-in-the-dark issue. Many thanks Cosmos65!

Here’s the Rolling Stone four star review;

Photo

Before they were feeding their pocketbooks on $90 million stadium tours, Pink Floyd were feeding heads by creating not just records but entire escapist worlds out of sound, texture and fantasy. You didn’t just listen to an album like The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, you melted with it.

The Floyd’s progeny, from Oklahoma’s Flaming Lips to the Orb, aren’t interested in paying homage to Syd Barrett’s paisley visions. Instead, they’ve kept psychedelia vibrant by expanding its vocabulary, gobbling influences the way Barrett once consumed pharmaceuticals. The new psychedelia isn’t about formal innovation so much as reinvention, the process of splicing and recombining the past into ever more peculiar and beautiful hybrids.

Becoming increasingly expert at the art of aural sculpture is Jason Pierce, a k a J. Spacemen. With the British trance merchants Spacemen 3 a decade ago, Pierce and his sidekick Sonic Boom began reprocessing the music of their heroes – Suicide, the Velvet Underground, the Red Crayola, the early Sun Ra-inspired MC5 – into droning collages. With the dissolution of Spacemen 3, Pierce formed Spiritualized and on the 1992 album Lazer Guided Melodies began pursuing a more hummable variation of the original trio’s sound.

The tunefulness is still intact on the new Pure Phase, particularly on such pop snacks as “Let It Flow” and “Lay Back in the Sun,” but this is a far denser, more involving work. Pierce’s inspirations have been immersed in a lush stream of sound, head music that alternately caresses and bombards the senses, enhanced by separate mixes in each stereo channel.

In this soundtrack for an imaginary movie, the motion is cyclical rather than linear, the music floating in space. Pierce’s melodies don’t dance so much as shimmer, with drums and percussion barely audible. Wan Farfisa organ chords dissolve into oscillating sci-fi swirls, a blues harmonica wails in a void, a warehouse of clocks chimes and whirs, an avalanche of guitars overtakes a disembodied gospel choir, a string quartet plucks and swoons, a shortwave radio spews white noise, horns bleat in melancholy distress. It’s more like a loop unraveling than a series of songs.

All the while, Pierce sings like a man snockered. On the aptly titled “Medication” he offers this prescription: “Every day I wake up/And I take my medication/And I spend the rest of the day/Waiting for it to wear off.” On “Let It Flow” he proclaims: “All I wanted was a taste/Just enough to waste the day/Just enough to make me sick.” And on “Lay Back in the Sun” he gives the Beach Boys a twist with the sleepy mantra “Get doped/Good fun.”

But the smack in the grooves is purely aural, and when Pierce talks about “dope,” he may well be referring to the narcotic effect of his own music. On the closing “Feel Like Goin’ Home” he chants, “Feel … feel … feel,” with all the sensual conviction of a dozing cat stretching in the sun. And as the song fades, a poignant countermelody surfaces, as if to suggest that the trip never ends. (RS 708)

REG KOT May 18, 1995

http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/spiritualized/


Tracklisting

  1. “Medication”
  2. “The Slide Song”
  3. “Electric Phase”
  4. “All Of My Tears”
  5. “These Blues”
  6. “Let It Flow”
  7. “Take Good Care Of It”
  8. “Born, Never Asked”
  9. “Electric Mainline”
  10. “Lay Back In The Sun”
  11. “Good Times”
  12. “Pure Phase”
  13. “Spread Your Wings”
  14. “Feel Like Goin’ Home”

Here she be:

Pure.zip
Phase.zip

March 15, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Spirtualized Electric Mainline, _MUSIC | Leave a comment