The Avalanches

We Will Always Love You

£29.99
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11th December 2020 / 2LP or CD / Virgin EMI

The Avalanches

We Will Always Love You

£29.99
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The highly anticipated third album from The Avalanches. A cosmic love story with explosive production and some expertly curated guest appearances.

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Building on the sample-based approach of their classic albums Since I Left You and Wildflower, but stepping boldly into new terrain, We Will Always Love You is the new full length masterpiece from The Avalanches. Features Ann Druyan (Director of the Voyager Golden Record Project) on the album cover, her cosmic love story with Carl Sagan inspiring this body of work.

Available as;

+ 2LP Indie Exclusive - 180g Coloured Discs, COLOUR IN COLOUR Configuration - Coke Bottle Green & Kelly Green, Wide spine single sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, 1 panel poster insert (credits).

+ 2LP Deluxe Edition - 180g Coloured Discs, A SIDE / B SIDE Configuration - Doublemint & Electric Blue, 8 Panel Gatefold.

+ 2LP - 180g Black Vinyl - Wide spine single sleeve, printed Inner Sleeves, 1 panel poster insert (credits).

+ CD - Jewel case, 8 pg booklet

An exploration of the vibrational relationship between light, sound and spirit, We Will Always Love You doubles as “an exploration of the human voice” and a spiritual reckoning via the big questions “who are we really? What happens when we die?’”. So says Robbie Chater, who alongside bandmate Tony DiBlasi and collaborator Andrew Szekeres has moved beyond the party-up exuberance of The Avalanches’s youthful music to a tender, reflective sound infused with hard-earned life wisdom.

If there’s a single spark for We Will Always Love You it’s the story of the love affair between Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan: “science communicators” whose writings and TV programs brought the ever-deepening mysteries of astronomy and astrophysics to the mass audience. Chater was profoundly moved by the fact that the couple’s romance was captured and carried into space, thanks to the Voyager Interstellar Message Project. Druyan served as Creative Director in charge of curating the Golden Record: earthling music and assorted terrestrial sounds gathered for the contemplation of any alien civilisations that might be out there and be advanced enough to construct a playback system.

Originally, Druyan was set to be a presence on We Will Always Love You: a studio was booked to record her telling her own story. That never transpired, but Druyan “gave us permission to use her photo on the album cover,” says Chater. “We photographed it off a static-y television set and ran it through a spectograph to make the cover image. So that was a beautiful way that Ann could still be part of the record. We turned her into sound and back again”

Sampling remains at the core of The Avalanches sound, but alongside all of the sample ghosts, We Will Always Love You features an array of living guests who contribute vocals and lyrics: Blood Orange, Rivers Cuomo, Pink Siifu, Jamie xx, CLYPSO, Denzel Curry, Tricky, Neneh Cherry, Sampa the Great, Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan and many more exciting collaborations to be revealed over the coming months. The Avalanches’s music has always dripped with melody, but because of this expanded role for guest singers and writers, We Will Always Love You is their most song-oriented album yet.
Format /2LP or CD
Released /11th December 2020
Catalogue / 3504363
Barcode / 0602435043630
Artist / The Avalanches
Label /Virgin EMI
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