MAGNET Television: Q&A With Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum, E.A.R.)

It’s only taken three decades, but Sonic Boom has finally released the “proper” follow-up to 1990 solo debut Spectrum. All Things Being Equal (Carpark), of course, isn’t the first music Peter Kember has issued in that time. Spectrum came out while his legendary Spacemen 3 was still an active band and before its 1991 swan song, Recurring. After S3’s dissolution, Kember released records as Spectrum and E.A.R., produced the likes of MGMT, Beach House and Panda Bear and collaborated with Yo La Tengo, Stereolab and others. All Things Being Equal proves Kember is still a modern master of soothing psychedelia sounds, which are the perfect prescription for today’s trying times.