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PVT - Church With No Magic FLAC album

Performer: PVT
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: Church With No Magic
Country: UK
Released: 2010
Style: Math Rock, Abstract, Post Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1810 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1375 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1856 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 364

Church with No Magic - Very Good, Based on 6 Critics. Processed beats, regurgitated ideas and tired talent have all claimed their victims when we weren’t looking. Take MIA. Sure, her neverending paranoia and sheer gobbiness makes her a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma – topped off with a generous helping of puzzle.

Instead, PVT take a much darker route, evoking the more rhythmic elements of modern art-rock evoked by acts like These New Puritans and Liars. The video for album track "Window" allowed a window (sorry) into these guys' creative process- samplers, computers, more samplers- conveying in just three minutes that, yes, this is thought-intensive music. Every element exists as a piece to a larger puzzle, like Pike's nervous utterances that open the title track or the disconnected noise that jarringly emerges midway through "Crimson Swan". Emphasizing the notion that this is brainy music would be ignoring the fact that PVT frequently achieve melodic catharsis on Church With No Magic. A lot of this is due to Pike's considerable vocal register, which can convey low resonance and high-frequency wailing alike.

employs some of the 80s sounds that have been done to absolute death by every geek with a Korg lying about his student flat, but so embedded are they within PVT’s aesthetic and constancy of sound that it’s easily forgiven. If their debut sounded like they listened to nothing but the sounds in their heads and tried to recreate them, this sounds like all they’ve listened to over the past two years is their own records, and subsequently tried to better them. 2 Light Up Bright Fires. 3 Church With No Magic.

Church with No Magic reveals that in the two years between this album and O Soundtrack My Heart, PVT went through some significant changes. The most obvious is the alteration of the band’s name (thanks to a legal scuffle with a . band also called Pivot), but the addition of Richard Pike's vocals to PVT’s mix of post-rock, electronica, and prog is almost as immediate. For the most part, it’s a change for the better, adding focus to the band’s overflowing sounds and ideas. Despite all the changes, PVT remain committed to their experimental roots. Elsewhere, Community and Waves and Radiation 's rippling analog synths show that they love Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis as much as they did on their earlier albums.

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Album · 2010 · 11 Songs. 2010 Warp Records Limited. More By PVT. See All. O Soundtrack My Heart. Light Up Bright Fires - EP.

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1 Community 1:43
2 Light Up Bright Fires 4:13
3 Church With No Magic 3:55
4 Crimson Swan 4:37
5 Window 3:02
6 The Quick Mile 4:26
7 Waves And Radiation 2:54
8 Circle Of Friends 3:44
9 Timeless 5:31
10 Only The Wind Can Hear You 3:56

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
  • Published By – Warp Music Publishing
  • Mastered At – Studios 301
  • Recorded At – Big Jesus Burger Studios
  • Mixed At – Big Jesus Burger Studios


  • Artwork – Jack Ladder
  • Management – Briese Abbott
  • Mastered By – Steve Smart
  • Photography By [Band] – Mclean Stephenson
  • Photography By [Cover] – Wilk
  • Recorded By [Additional] – Cherif Hashizume, Mark Sutherland , PVT
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Burke Reid
  • Written-By, Performer, Producer – Miller*, Pike*, Pike*


(P) 2010 Warp Records Ltd
(C) 2010 Warp Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 801061 019822
  • Label Code: LC 02070
  • Matrix / Runout: CA WARPCD198P @@ 5/19/2010 10:37:19 AM 0000600979
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY88
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1286

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WARPLP198 PVT Church With No Magic ‎(LP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP198 UK 2010
WARPCD198A PVT Church With No Magic ‎(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD198A Australia 2010
WARPCD198P PVT Church With No Magic ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD198P UK 2010
WARPCD198P PVT Church With No Magic ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Warp Records WARPCD198P Europe 2010
WARPCDD 198 PVT Church With No Magic ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD 198 UK 2010

Pvt, the band formerly known as Pivot, return to Warp with CHURCH WITH NO MAGIC, another album of dense math rock, though the opener, "Community" does indeed sound like a hymn, but "Light Up Bright Fires" quickly dives into the percussive rock. The title track goes slightly more spare, but turns up the reverb, while "Crimson Swan," with its angelic chorus, rises up to the heavens. "Waves And Radiation" stays resolutely earthbound, however, with its atmospheric build, before "Only The Wind Can Hear You" closes out the album carrying an ache in the vocals. A solid effort.