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ON February 23, 2015.

On February 23, 2015, “Test Card Recordings” label released “The Race for Space”, the second Public Service Broadcasting studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Jacamar Studios”, “The Pool Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by J Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth.

Personnel:

  • J Willgoose, Esq. – guitars, synths, bass, banjo, percussion, sampling
  • Wrigglesworth – drums, vibraphone, handclaps
  • Richard Andrews – piano
  • Mircea Belei – viola
  • Leah Evans – cello
  • Clementine Vale – cello
  • Thomas Greed – violin
  • David Larkin – violin
  • Iain Maxwell – trombone
  • Christopher Smith – trombone 
  • John Moore – baritone saxophone
  • Guy Passey – alto saxophone
  • Sebastian Philpott – trumpet
  • Katherine Blamire – vocals
  • Jessica Davies – vocals
  • Kate Bishop – alto
  • Ruth Kiang – alto
  • Eleanor Minney – alto
  • Helen Parker – alto
  • Emma Brain-Gabbott – soprano
  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange – soprano, chorus master
  • Chloë Morgan – soprano
  • Ann De Renais – soprano
  • Ben Fleetwood Smyth – tenor
  • Paul Grier – bass
  • James Mawson – bass
  • Joe Stoddart – bass
  • Lawrence Wallington – bass
  • Lawrence White – bass
  • Alex Parish – handclaps, “and tea”
  • Jonathan Sagis – handclaps
  • Sam Wheat – recorder, engineer
  • Joe Rubel – engineer
  • Matt Mysko – assistant engineer
  • Stefano Civetta – second assistant engineer
  • Jonathan Sagis – assistant engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Race for Space – John F. Kennedy’s September 1962 Speech (inspiring event)
  2. Sputnik – Sputnik 1 1957 – First satellite (inspiring event)
  3. Gagarin – Vostok 1 1961 – First human in space (inspiring event)
  4. Fire in the Cockpit – Apollo 1 disaster 1967 – First planned Apollo mission (inspiring event)
  5. E.V.A. – Voskhod 2 -1965 – First spacewalk (inspiring event)
  6. The Other Side – Apollo 8 – 1968 – First human orbit of the Moon (inspiring event)
  7. Valentina – Vostok 6 – 1963 – First woman and first civilian in space (inspiring event)
  8. Go! – Apollo 11 (1969 – First Moon landing by a crewed spacecraft (inspiring event)
  9. Tomorrow – Apollo 17 – 1972 – Final Apollo mission (inspiring event)

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