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New My Bloody Valentine album on the way
Exciting news from the MBV camp...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 09 May 2012
Not content with finally releasing their re-mastered back catalogue, My Bloody Valentine are close to completing their “raw” third studio album.
Talking to The Quietus, Kevin Shields reveals: “We're making it now, in fact it's almost done. I'm on the eighth song, and I've got to do vocals for that, then I've got to record the ninth song from scratch. Then I've got to mix it. But that's OK, because I'm not slow at mixing.”
Asked about his reputation for time-consuming perfection in the studio, he continues: “I'm actually trying to move away from that way of working. I'm just going to try, as an experiment, to bash out a record for better or for worse. Do it quick enough to not allow my imagination to slow me down. Because if I achieve something that's in my mind, it's not necessarily better than something I do spontaneously – because then it can take on a life of its own, you don't expect it, but you hear something that comes up by chance and think shit, that's great. If you only allow yourself to do things the way you hear them in your mind, it won't be worse than that, but it's not necessarily better.”
As for what we can expect sonically, Shields concludes: “It's not going to sound like Loveless where it's like looking into another world. More like Isn't Anything, where it seems to be of this world, but with one foot in another world. The songs on Loveless had more in common with folk-blues music to me, just a verse and an instrumental passage, circular. The new songs are more... sometimes it's just that, and sometimes it's songs that have one verse, then a musical part, then something that's totally different. More elongated... and more raw. A lot of the guitars are very aggressive.”