PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project on 180g LP + Download
9th Studio Effort Produced by Flood & John Parish!
PJ Harvey's ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant Records) draws from several journeys undertaken by the enigmatic artist, who spent time in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. over a four-year period. The highly anticipated eleven-track endeavor follows Harvey's 2011 Mercury Prize winning album Let England Shake.
"When I'm writing a song I visualize the entire scene. I can see the colors, I can tell the time of day, I can sense the mood, I can see the light changing, the shadows moving, everything in that picture," says Harvey. "Gathering information from secondary sources felt too far removed for what I was trying to write about. I wanted to smell the air, feel the soil and meet the people of the countries I was fascinated with."
The album was recorded last year in residency at London's Somerset House. The exhibition, entitled Recording in Progress saw Harvey, her band, producers Flood and John Parish, and engineers working within a purpose-built recording studio behind one-way glass, observed throughout by public audiences.