UK band, formed by and in effect wholly comprising Jason Pierce (1965- ), who sometimes records under the alias "J. Spaceman". There is a floaty, dreamy quality to much Spiritualised music that is focused sometimes through Religion ("Walking With Jesus", "Angel Sigh", both tracks on 1993's album Fucked Up Inside) and sometimes via sf, or more specifically space travel. The band's third studio album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997), Pierce's masterpiece according to many, makes plain this latter fascination, although it is also inflected via a spiritual and pharmaceutical perspective common to all his releases. [AR]
see also: SF Music.
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