I don’t care if it was released in 2000. Nor that this Melbourne act only has released one record, one so mind bending that you don’t just sample a song; you lose yourself in this journey these masterminds envisioned: A trip of abstract thought meant to keep your mind mesmerized and your body in constant juke fashion. The Avalanches’ forthcoming record has been a long time coming. Pitchfork dropped some facts upon us today in a spread entitled “What We Know” to whet our appetites for this 2012 release.
This long player from way back is one of the only reasons I unshuffle iTunes. An 18 track experiment in funk and groove that you might not realize, is one of the strongest dance records radiating out of your speakers.