Avalanches, The - Since I Left You [2LP] (Black Vinyl, gatefold, debut album on vinyl in U.S. for first time)
The Melbourne bands iconic debut blew minds upon its release, winning a clutch of ARIA Awards and topping polls all over the world. Since I Left You flows seamlessly from start to finish like a travelogue dedicated to a lover somewhere across oceans, The Avalanches’ sample-based approach setting a precedent for dance music that has been influential ever since and is arguably yet to be rivaled.
The records singles Frontier Psychiatrist and Since I Left You were accompanied by dazzling, unforgettable videos that captured punters imaginations as much as the music itself.
The overwhelming reception of the record led The Avalanches on an infamous world tour that resulted in raucous, joyous festival shows, kitchen sink club DJ sets, media offices set alight, two broken legs and an indecent amount of nudity.
The release and touring of Since I Left You was followed by a 16 year radio silence which was broken this year with the long-awaited release of Wildflower.
“Since I Left You sounds like nothing else” – Pitchfork, 9.5/10
“A masterpiece of mood-setting that riffs off an ideal where getting on an airplane and landing in another corner of the world was the most exotic thing a person could do.” – Pitchfork.
A1 Since I Left You
A2 Stay Another Season
A4 Two Hearts In 3/4 Time
B5 Avalanche Rock
B6 Flight Tonight
B7 Close To You
B8 Diners Only
B9 A Different Feeling
C11 Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life
C12 Pablo's Cruise
C13 Frontier Psychiatrist
D15 Summer Crane
D16 Little Journey
D17 Live At Dominoes
D18 Extra Kings