The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You [Streaming]

As 2020 draws to a close.
This might be the last album review of 2020 and it is one of the most anticipated album.
Today after dropping a ton of singles this past year comes the long awaited third album by Australia’s The Avalanches‘ We Will Always Love You Astralwerks.
This is one ambitious album that spans 25 tracks and clocks up to 72 minutes with the concept based on the Golden Record which is the two 12-inch phonograph disks that was launched into space aboard Voyager in 1977.
This album is literally out of this world with its sound and mood.
Kind of reminds of Daft Punk’s Discovery.
One of the best to come out in what was the horrible year of 2020.

About the album:
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 their most song-oriented album yet, made with an array of guest singers and writers that also includes Rivers Cuomo, Denzel Curry, Neneh Cherry, Perry Farrell, Karen O, Mick Jones, Sampa the Great, Tricky, Kurt Vile and Blood Orange.

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. Druyan, who served as Creative Director in charge of curating the Golden Record, appears on the album cover.

Taking its title from a sampled slice of ethereal harmony vocal by singing sisters The Roches, 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’ youthful music to a tender, reflective sound infused with hard-earned life wisdom. As Paste Magazine notes, “The Avalanches turn out a life-affirming and rewarding musical experience that sends its own quiet, necessary refrain out into the world: ‘We will always love you.’”

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