Release Date: Oct 21, 2016
Record label: Dangervisit
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Paranoia and fascination with dystopia are not new; they have been mainstays of Western music, art, and literature at least since the Industrial Revolution took millions of people and gathered them together in dense, urban, claustrophobic landscapes. Nonetheless, 2016 is an ideal year for an album like The False Foundation, the 11th studio album by trip-hop veterans Archive, anticipatory as we all seem to be of the collapse of our most trusted institutions. Released after Brexit but before Donald Trump’s triumph in the United States presidential election, one could easily draw a line from The False Foundation‘s eerie pessimism to the climate these events have both signaled and created.
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Jo Kendall on the latest releases from The Early Years, Epica, Glass Hammer, Archive and Teksti-TV 666 The Early Years - II Having reluctantly packed the spotted hanky and tied it to the stick for the long trudge home from this year’s Liverpool Psych Fest, at least there’s a new release from scene champs the Early Years to welcome us back. ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads It’s taken 10 years for the London/Manchester four-piece to follow up their debut, and in that time their neo-Kraut thunder could have been stolen by any one of the new swell of swirly shirted, skinny-jeaned-and-winkle-pickered spacemen and women currently out there. But II is an assured return; a glorious tableau of Eno ambience, Joy Division imperiousness and Cluster exploration.