Saturday 4 May, 8.00pm
Jason Pierce has always created his own worlds. It began almost 4 decades ago with Spaceman 3’s mesmerising fuzzed-up drone, which metamorphosed into Spiritualized’s majestic, beautiful soundscapes. Hypnotic hymns, throbbing blues rock, and swooning lullabies about love and self-doubt, backed by cathedral-sized arrangements full heart-swelling crescendos..
“I want to make music that catches all the glory and beauty and magnificence, but also the intimacy and fragility, all within the space of the same 10 seconds,” Pierce has said, and boy does he deliver. Each Spiritualized album is a unique and perfectly assembled collection of sounds that are bruised and beautiful, intimate and glorious.
There’s 1997’s masterpiece Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space; the swelling, spectacular, Let It Come Down, and last year’s And Nothing Hurt, a record which seemed a perfect distillation of what’s gone before: glorious gospel, rock’n’roll, country and psychedelia sound-tracking his cracked vocals.
Just listen to I’m Your Man, a perfect, lilting supernova nursery rhyme. Backed by choirs and strings, these hymns soar as high as the stars. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for an epic evening at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
Doors 7.45pm | Standing gig with very limited seating
Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
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