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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:39 pm 
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yep, bag of shite! - first time in my life that i am disillusioned but something Polly is doing - not her fault i know but it seems Polly has now become "mainstream" so the great & the good will be vying for her tickets now leaving us genuine fans without a look-in :angry: until they move on to the new flavour of the month that's is - oh, but once Polly has you hooked there's no release!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:00 pm 
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Two Ultra-High-Quality pictures:

http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_1149.jpg

http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_1683-copy.jpg

First photo was taken on December 3rd, and the saxophone photoshoot took place on December 16th (you can see this information in the file's attributes).

Source: http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2015/01/42169/.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:01 am 
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Kuk91 wrote:
Two Ultra-High-Quality pictures:

http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_1149.jpg

http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_1683-copy.jpg

First photo was taken on December 3rd, and the saxophone photoshoot took place on December 16th (you can see this information in the file's attributes).

Source: http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2015/01/42169/.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:15 pm 
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Interesting how there's no word on Mick Harvey's participation (with him being the man who told us about January in the first place) - maybe he wasn't comfortable with this whole conception of being watched?
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Okay, I'm staying corrected by myself - here's a quote from his official site: "Early 2015 should see the completion of a soundtrack for an ABC documentary on the history of the ANZACs, 2 weeks recording in London for the new PJ Harvey album <...>".

http://www.mickharvey.com/latest_news.php


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:36 pm 
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Kuk91 wrote:
Interesting how there's no word on Mick Harvey's participation (with him being the man who told us about January in the first place) - maybe he wasn't comfortable with this whole conception of being watched?
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Okay, I'm staying corrected by myself - here's a quote from his official site: "Early 2015 should see the completion of a soundtrack for an ABC documentary on the history of the ANZACs, 2 weeks recording in London for the new PJ Harvey album <...>".

http://www.mickharvey.com/latest_news.php


he is involved, from mickharvey.com
Early 2015 should see the completion of a soundtrack for an ABC documentary on the history of the ANZACs, 2 weeks recording in London for the new PJ Harvey album, 2 solo shows in mid-February and Mick’s involvement in the Australian concerts for “In Dreams - David Lynch Revisited” in March. Planning is underway for concerts in the European high summer which should be announced in March/April.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:50 am 
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If I recall correctly, Mick got in trouble before the recording of LES by being a little too generous with information. I think it was was quickly deleted from his web site. He's probably being extra careful this time.

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Feel extremely privileged to be attending after reading how small the audience will be for each session:
A maximum of 35 people will be allowed in at the same time, which will make for a rather intimate experience.
http://news.artnet.com/art-world/rock-s ... gon-217998


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:56 am 
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Thanks for the link, Sanvean - I'd been wondering about how many folk I'm going to be sharing the experience with, and a maximum of 35 sounds manageable! I'm there on Saturday afternoon, and excited and intrigued!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:35 am 
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"Like Harvey herself, Somerset House is a uniquely English entity, imbued with a classic timelessness and an enduring beauty. Coincidentally, it's built from stone from Dorset's Jurassic coast, where Harvey grew up."

"On arriving visitors are ushered down a corridor to the viewing space. It's voyeuristic and thrilling at the same time. Dressed in black, the sapling-thin, 45-year-old Harvey looks porcelain-skinned and elvish up close, busy and deep in thought, unfazed by this new location that casts the mind back to the original Big Brother set.

Producer Flood sits on a sofa, discussing the best way to achieve a sound with an engineer. Vintage wooden instruments, drums and a shiny trombone sit on stands beneath a sort of Harvey family crest that has been daubed on the wall."

"When Harvey sings - a thrilling new song that would have comfortably sat on Let England Shake, with lyrics about memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln, a boy holding out his hand - the viewing gallery suddenly hushes. There are surprising moments when your eyes meet with the singer's, until you remember that she can't see you."

"Spidery handwriting and crossed-out workings give clues to the new album's themes, with titles like "Homo Sappy Blues" and "Imagine This"."

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/review/a621290/pj-harvey-recording-in-progress-at-somerset-house-review.html#~p1wS5IeT4EZzHG


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:37 pm 
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When she was on Andrew Marr show in 2010, was it BEFORE or DURING recording of "LES"? I want an interview!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:14 pm 
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Kuk91 wrote:
When she was on Andrew Marr show in 2010, was it BEFORE or DURING recording of "LES"? I want an interview!!


It was way before the album came out.
I am eagerly awaiting for an interview as well, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if we won't be seeing anything about this project.
All in all the aim of it is to experience the moment, and we know how uncompromising PJ can be.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:20 pm 
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"Harvey did not sing during this first session, but played violin, harmonica and hurdy-gurdy."

"The glass cube was also covered with handwritten lyrics for roughly 10 songs, which fans could peer at and read through the glass."

http://www.nme.com/news/pj-harvey/82282

"Polly writes something down, puts on headphones, takes a sip of water and launches into the refrain of a beautiful new song, recognisably from the same mould as the war-scarred soundscapes of Let England Shake."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2913651/Audience-watches-PJ-Harvey-session.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:36 pm 
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PJ Harvey’s ‘Recording in Progress’: what to expect

Posted at 4:30 pm, January 16, 2015 in Music & Nightlife

You don’t need a PhD in PJ Harvey to know that the alt-rock goddess does things her own way. For a while during the preview of her sensational (and sadly sold-out) Artangel collaboration ‘Recording in Progress’ at Somerset House, in which Harvey and her band are set record her new album in public behind one-way glass, it looks as if ‘her own way’ means ‘having a bit of a sit down.’ Rock ‘n’ roll!

After surrendering your phone, you’re led deep into the bowels of Somerset House, grand but stylishly crumbling at basement level, to a darkened viewing chamber where, on the other side of thick walls, a recording studio is laid out before you. It seems small, functional, a bit cluttered. There are beautifully sculptural percussion instruments, an ancient upright piano. Middle-aged guys noodle around with bits of kit. Harvey’s long-term collaborator John Parish tinkers with a bass drum. And in the middle of it all, just a few feet away on a white sofa, sits PJ herself, tiny and tired-looking, deep in conversation with producer Flood. Though she’s wired up and amplified, her West Country burr is barely audible. She pops what appears to be a throat lozenge. It doesn’t look promising.

In fact, after the initial rush of seeing the captive star up-close, it soon starts to feel conventional. Not boring conventional. After all, this is Polly Harvey sharing her creative process with you and even showing off her artwork (some of Harvey’s drawings are on display, along with what looks like a hand-drawn family crest). But the promised ‘architectural installation’ is really just a room within a room. It’s clear she’s here to work.

And then something miraculous happens. Polly writes something down, puts on headphones, takes a sip of water and launches into the refrain of a beautiful new song, recognisably from the same mould as the war-scarred soundscapes of ‘Let England Shake’: ‘All near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln,’ she repeats in her doleful descant. It’s transfixing, even when she messes up: ‘I forgot that bit,’ she says apologetically.

And then we’re ushered out, unsure of what we’ve just seen but certain that we could have stayed much longer. What is it, this strangely brilliant hybrid event? Live art? Installation? Gig? Yes and no to all. In its gradual laying down of sounds and chipping away of faults, you could make a case for the process being almost sculptural. But, in the end, this is PJ Harvey doing things her own way. And it’s spine-tingling.

By Martin Coomer

http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2015/0 ... -progress/


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"...racks of guitars, every form of drum, hurdy-gurdys, several saxophones and many more I didn’t even know the name of..."

"PJ took a swig of water and uttered the magical phrase: "Let’s get the vocals in." We all then stood rapt as she broke into a series of spin-tingling renditions of the chorus to the fourth song on the playlist pinned to the wall, "Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln"."

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/blogs/Pj-Harvey-makes-an-exhibition-of-herself/36814


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