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The Avalanches Record 'Record of Their Lives'

Author: Newzfusion
Tuesday, February 6, 2007

It's taken five years, two band members leaving and one aborted attempt, but finally there is a new album by The Avalanches on the horizon.  Despite original band members DJ Dexter and Gordon, have left to pursue other projects, the long awaited follow-up to 'Since I left You'. They announced arecently on the forum of their new (temporary) website, "we've made a heap of mixes and stuff available while we finish the record.  They won't give you a hint of the new album's magical sound unfortunately... its a really thrilling time for us right now as this record comes together, its so fuckin party you will die, much more hip hop than you might expect, and while there is still no accurate estimated time of arrival, were sure you're gonna love it when it arrives."

"much of last year was spent cutting up the spoken word/instructional records we need to tell the albums musical story, and we have some 40 odd songs we're narrowing down and finishing. so its real, it exists, and you know we wouldn't be serving anything up unless it was gonna give you that same special feeling that Since has.  Funnily enough its ended up sounding like the next logical step to Since, we just had to go around in a big circle to get back to where we belong...."

Their label, Modular, commented, "“According to those collaborators who’ve heard bits and bobs, it’s sounding like everything we dared not hope for, and so much more. They’ve made the record of their lives basically”"

This comes in stark contrast tp the labels reaction when presented with a new album by The Avalanches mid 2006, sending the one time sweetheart's of both the Australian and UK dance & hip hop scene (by Beggar’s Banquet offshoot, XL.) back into the studio after rejecting that effort.

A statement from Modular at the time read, “We finally took receipt of the long-awaited follow-up to the smashing ‘Since I Left You’ the other week. We listened to it over and over, but to be honest, the whole thing sounded kinda rushed.  Rather than push out a half-arsed, less than thought out, sophomore album, we’ve sent them back to the studio to spend a little more time on it. Fingers crossed they get it right this time.”