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Back in February we heard “Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song),” Spiritualized’s contribution to Lefse’s Record Store Day compilation, The Space Project. Apparently Jason Pierce’s heart wasn’t in it; he told NME he only did it for the money. Here’s Pierce explaining his involvement:

It was set up by Fat Possum, who I’m signed to, so there was no thought in getting me involved, really. Plus I was broke. That was my main motivation. They said they’ve give me $1,500 to do a drone, which I can do in my sleep. And they got lucky, because I didn’t go in to write a tune, but I came out with that song, so it kind of worked out.

Pierce also openly criticized the concept behind the album, which involved musicians including Beach House, the Antlers, Youth Lagoon, Mutual Benefit recording new songs using samples recorded on other planets:

They said they’d made recordings of the planets, but you can’t record in a vacuum. There’s so much crap about how they did it. I’ve got the time but I didn’t have the will to read it all. But basically, somebody’s taken another form, like an infra-red or an electromagnetic wave – something you can record – and made that into a sound.

The Space Project is out 4/19 (Record Store Day) on Lefse. Listen to Pierce on autopilot below.

[Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images.]

Comments (7)
  1. Sorry, what part of this is an open criticism?

  2. “They explained to me how they recorded these sounds in space, but I didn’t have the will to read their explanation, therefore, it’s crap.”

  3. sounds less like criticism and more like indifference

  4. He’s a cheerful guy is Jason Pierce.

  5. yeah he just sounds like he care less about the whole thing and kind of stoked on the money they gave him

  6. Wow with a headline like that I hope you got some views Stereogum. Feels like a waste of an article and really makes me want to quit reading articles from you.

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