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DOWNLOAD: New Avalanches Mixtape
Laurie Tuffrey , April 26th, 2012 09:29

Free mixtape posted over the weekend could be sign of long-awaited second album

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Archive-scouring psychedelic sample collagists the Avalanches might be re-emerging, reports Spin.

Over the weekend, they Tweeted a link to a free mixtape called ‘Sleepy Bedtime Mix for Young Ones’, with the message “may or may not be mixtape by ♥ ∆v∆L∆NCH∑≤ ♥”, and credited it to one Henry Chinaski. Given that Chinaski was one of Charles Bukowski’s recurrent protagonists, it’s fairly safe to assume that it isn't him on the buttons for these sample-happy stylings. Download the mixtape below, which features the Beach Boys, Vashti Bunyan and Robert Wyatt.

Download the mixtape here.

It's hard to say whether or not this indicates that their elusive follow-up to 2000’s Since I Left You is soon to arrive, but fingers crossed it is: they’ve probably had enough time since to have trawled through something similar to that album’s 3-4,000 individual samples. In the meantime, XL Recordings have re-issued the first album on double vinyl and apparently there’s a deluxe version on its way later in the year.

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Apr 27, 2012 2:25am

I realize that the Avalanches were the ones who pointed it out in the first place but this doesn't sound much like them to me. To my ears it sounds like the love child of People Like us and the Found Sound Orchestra. I like this a lot more than the Avalanches album so if this them and if this is what they sound like now then i am on board.

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