2023, 12″ LP, Partisan Records.
I Inside the Old Year Dying is PJ Harvey’s tenth studio long player but a first in some seven years. The last, The Hope Six Demolition Project, was a UK number one on the album charts and this one was again recorded with long-time creative collaborators John Parish and Flood. It is a vast sonic universe that is located “in a space between life’s opposites, and between recent history and the ancient past.” There is plenty of biblical imagery, Shakespearean references and lots of profound songwriting, as you would expect. – Juno