Spiritualized And Nothing HurtCalling a record And Nothing Hurt and opening it with a pastoral psych-folk romp might suggest Jason Pierce was going gently into that good night.

A Perfect Miracle twirls into I’m Your Man and it’s all perfectly pretty, but just as you’re reading that this was all recorded in a room in Pierce’s house and fearing it’ll all be this quiet, a groove finally appears on track three. And from there, And Nothing Hurt hypnotises: the entrancing climb of Let’s Dance, the frantic chaos of On The Sunshine, the alluring sway of Damaged, and so on, so on, so on.

The Spaceman’s alleged last album (at least under this pseudonym) goes out with a bang after all.

And Nothing Hurt is out September 7 via Bella Union/Inertia.

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