THE ALPS [2010] LE VOYAGE (TYPE)



It's not too fresh, but still pretty hot and ear-magnetic. Since this blog became streamable at each post, it'd be stupid just to go by and to leave overboard this cool release.

@Type: "Still comprised of the core threesome of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Tarentel), Alexis Georgopoulos (ARP) and Scott Hewicker (Troll), The Alps return to Type in full force for their fourth sprawling long player… Buoyed by the praise lavished upon its predecessor ‘III’, the band were adamant that ‘Le Voyage’ would be bigger, brighter and better than anything in their catalogue to date, and we can report that they have been successful in their quest." Continue reading…

@OtherMusic: "A stunning tour de force of rustic Americana, dirty French psychedelics, and German Kraut buzz, instrumental trio the Alps manage to take the listener on an aural adventure, laidback yet expansive, living up to every facet of its ambitious title. On Le Voyage, they spin ten near-perfect soundscapes out of musical threads that span multiple decades, nations, and genres, yet distill them all into a moment of beauty as melancholic, sexy, and hypnotic as an epic sunset." Continue reading...

@Boomkat: "Beautiful new album from The Alps, capturing a sense of pastoral wonder reminiscent of 1970's psychedelia and the widescreen exuberance of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier's renowned work together, all offset by experimental vignettes influenced by GRM's musique concrète archive and the Radiophonic Workshop." Continue reading...

Vinyl is sold-out, but CD is still available.

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