We’re slightly beside ourselves to announce the release of our new Various Artists compilation, ‘Avenue With Trees – A Second Language cornucopia. ’Avenue With Trees’ is partly a paean to the eclecticism of those pioneering bespoke indie labels, amongst them, Les Disques du Crépuscule, Factory Benelux and Sordide Sentimental, whose early 80’s V/A compilations were not only unpredictable but equally cohesive and inspiring.
Here you will find, amongst other things, an intricate, Durutti-esque guitar lesson from Franck Alba, Oliver Cherer’s sea-salted melancholia, Snow Palms’ David Sheppard’s glinting electronics and crystalline glocks, Paul Tornbohm wearing a multitude of compositional chapeaus, Yumi Mashiki’s beautiful scoring, the impressive debut of Jean Lancaster, a new Second Language “supergroup,” Statues In Fog (an album is to follow) and much, much more.
‘Avenue With Trees’ comes in a 6 panel, die-cut concertina format, conceived by Glen Johnson with layout by Jeff Teader. Initial copies are accompanied by a 7 track bonus disc of synchronous recordings, ‘Secondaries.’
You can order the album directly from Bandcamp here.
This is SL040.
Listen to the opening track, ‘Frédéric,’ by Franck Alba, here :
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