Experimental electronic rock trio PVT have announced details of their fourth studio album, Homosapien, with the album set to be released Friday 8 February.
The record, which features new cut Nightfall, will be released through the band’s new label Create/Control. With vocals playing a more important role on Homosapien that previous releases from the band, they said today that “this is the first release that's placed [Richard] Pike front and centre as a bona fide frontman.”
Recorded in rural Australia in “complete isolation”, the band spent a month in a 120-year-old mansion. It was produced by the band with Ivan Vizintin before it was mixed in London by Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode, Blur). The artwork is by Brooklyn-based Winston Chmielinski.
“We'd been collating images for a few weeks for references for the artwork; classical Greek sculpture, Brutalist architecture, Aztec burial masks, when we came across Winston Chmielinski's paintings quite by chance,” said the band’s Laurence Pike. “I was immediately drawn to the cover image. It seemed to encapsulate all of the things we were looking for to visually represent the music on this album; colour, primitivism, raw emotion, and the human form.”
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It is available for pre-order here.