Klaxons looking to shamanism and 2012 for new album

Long-awaited second effort finally nearing completion

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Klaxons' Jamie Reynolds has told NME.COM how the band’s long-awaited second album has been inspired by shamanism and the year 2012.

Speaking about the follow up to 2007's debut 'Myths Of The Near Future', Reynolds claimed that the band – currently in the studio with Korn producer Ross Robinson - have finally found their feet after numerous attempts to record the album.

He said that the band "went off with this writer who introduced us to shamanism” last summer, referring to author and psychedelic substance user Daniel Pinchbeck, who inspired much of the new sessions.

Another central theme of the album is the year 2012, which Reynolds says is the "coming of the fifth or sixth sun", and which he believes will bring people together.

"We believe in the collective consciousness and the world shift, and the dissolving of boundaries and the bringing together of humanity, and everybody having the same objective and living together in harmony. That’s what we’re going for," he explained.

The making of the album, which the band have been working on since 2007, has seen scrapped sessions with producers James Ford, Tony Visconti and Focus already.

To read the full interview with Klaxons, make sure you pick up a copy of NME's Albums Of 2010 issue, which hits newsstands across the UK today (January 13).

The special issue features exclusive in-the-studio interviews with the likes of Radiohead, MGMT, MIA, LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Empire Of The Sun, Babyshambles and much more on this year's essential albums.

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