Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies
NME.COM feature on Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 November 1991
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- You Know It's True
- If I Were With Her Now
- I Want You
- Step Into The Breeze
- Symphony Space
- Take Your Time
- Shine A Light
- Angel Sigh
- 200 Bars
There are glorious moments, but it doesn't always soar
- Apr 13, 2012
A chugging, nine-minute beauty
- Mar 2, 2012
Songs In A & E
- May 23, 2008
Album made available to hear ahead of Record Store Day release
'There's so much crap about how they did it' he says of the 'Space Project' compilation album
The track features on the Record Store Day 'Space Project' LP
Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies: Wikipedia Album Entry
Spiritualized: Jason (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, hammered dulcimer, autoharp, piano); Mark Refoy (acoustic & electric guitars, dulcimer); Jon Mattock (hammered dulcimer, percussion); Kate Radley (piano, organ, background vocals); Willie B. Carruthers (bass).
Additional personnel: Owen John (violin); Colin Humphreys, Martin Robinson (cello); Simon Clarke (flute); Will Gregory (soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones); Roddy Lorimer (trumpet).
Recorded at the VHF Sound Centre, Rugby, England in November, 1990; Moles Studio, Bath, England in May, 1991; Far Heath Studio, Northamptonshire, England in July, 1991.
Since Lazer-Guided Melodies Spiritualized have had to endure the vagaries of indie credibility, but their musical blueprint has altered little from their powerful debut. Picking up where his former band Spaceman 3 had left off, Jason Pierce refined his exploration of trance-rock with elaborate arrangements and more sympathetic production values. The uptempo "Run" and "Angel Sigh" hinted at the band's awesome live sound, but the album's true heart is found in the blissed-out nirvana of tracks such as "Symphony Space," "Sway" and "200 Bars."Spin (8/92, p.76) - Highly Recommended - "..a delightful, inventive effort..
Q (1/93, p.69) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.
Q (7/00, p.136) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Cinemascopic, quasi-orchestral dronescapes topped off by Pierce's indolently narcotic vocals: the early Velvet underground jamming with later-era Pink Floyd..."
Option (Sept.-Oct./92, p.129) - "..a seductive, sedative listening experience...one heady trip.."
NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #73 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
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