On June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, “Infectious Music” and “Canvasback Music” label released “Relaxer”, the third alt-J studio album. It was recorded August 2016 – January 2017, at “Iguana Studios” in Brixton,”Abbey Road Studios” in Westminster, “The Church Studios” in Crouch End, “Strongroom Studios” in Shoreditch, “Ely Cathedral” in Ely, and was produced by Charlie Andrew. The album art was taken from a video game made specifically for the band by Japanese artist Osamu Sato. It was inspired by Sato’s 1998 “PlayStation” video game LSD.

Personnel:

  • Joe Newman – guitar, vocals
  • Thom Sonny Green– drums, percussion, programming
  • Gus Unger-Hamilton – keyboards, vocals
  • Ellie Rowsell, Marika Hackman– vocals
  • Hinako Omori – background vocals
  • Ely Cathedral Boy Choristers – choir
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra– strings
  • Joe Auckland – trumpet
  • Adrian Hallowell – trombone
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Trevor Mires – trombone
  • Martin Williams – tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Andrew – mixing, engineering, programming
  • Brett Cox, Jay Pocknell – engineering
  • Stefano Civetta, Paul Pritchard, Graeme Baldwin – assistant engineering
  • Dick Beetham – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Sonny Green, except where noted.

  1. 3WW
  2. In Cold Blood
  3. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  4. Hit Me Like That Share
  5. Deadcrush
  6. Adeline – Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Thom Sonny Green, Hans Zimmer
  7. Last Year
  8. Pleader

 

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