A long time coming but I’m very excited to announce the eponymously titled L’Avenir album is now available for pre-ordering (shipping Feb 28th) at Beläten. Digital downloads are available now. This album was recorded about six-eight months before “The Wait” so sonically, it marks an early stage of development in the progression of the L’Avenir sound.
“Jason Sloan as a long history making ambient soundscapes, which is evident in L’Avenir’s dreamy, cinematic minimal synth. But through the hazy din of reverb-drenched atmospheres, melancholy pop gems appear. Simultaneously the preface and the follow up to last years The Wait (recorded before, released after), this cassette every bit as engaging. Song after song drip like a slow rain on empty city streets, the scent of wet asphalt in the air. L’Avenir’s music is heart-achingly beautiful and overpowering in it’s grandeur, yet somehow comforting and warm.”
-Physcial (ltd edition cassette)
I’m very excited to announce that L’Avenir’s debut album “The Wait” is now available on Barcelona’s Cold Beats Records on CD and digital formats. Vinyl will follow very shortly. The self-titled follow up album [actually recorded before "The Wait"] will be released in February on the Post Avantgarde label Beläten on cassette and digital formats in December.
Order here: Cold Beats Records
What people are saying about “The Wait”:
- Sean McBride (Martial Canterel)
“A very fine and deep album. Upon first listen one of my favorite albums from last year by John Maus came to mind.”
- The Suicide of Western Culture
“The Wait” from American artist L’Avenir, minimal synth pairs perfectly solemn , reverb-drenched vocals with largely electronic analog sounds. Often heavy synth bass lines combine with soaring string sounds and driving drum -machine rhythms in this cohesive set of songs. While L’Avenir’s love of vintage “wave” music comes through clear as to Influence, the album never reverts to nostalgic for its own sake but rather comes across as a decidedly contemporary spin on the dark electronic sounds by established artists of Decades past . A very strong first offering from the new Barcelona based label Cold Beats Records.”
- Lissette Schoenly (Spatial Relation)
“Cascades of melancholy and nostalgica. More than just Minimal Wave.”
- Dj Norbertx
- TSM0004 CD COMPILATION
Be sure to check out the excellent new limited edition, double CD compilation by The Scrap Mag which includes a track by L’Avenir. The release is packaged in a beautiful oversized 7″ stiff cardboard gatefold sleeve. To order please visit The Scrap Mag’s online store.
- L’AVENIR LIVE DEBUT
L’Avenir will be making its public debut on August 29, 2013 supporting LA’s Soft Metals at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore.
I’m pleased to officially announce L’Avenir’s eponymously titled second album will be released December 2013 on the Swedish post avantgarde pop label Beläten. Be sure to check out some of their excellent recent releases by Xiu and Three Winters. Official release date and other information will be made available very soon.
Happy to announce that L’Avenir will be included on the upcoming Scrap Mag TSM0004 CD compilation out next month. TSM0004 brings together some of the best new synth and minimal wave music without forgetting the musical roots of the past.
More information about this CD as it’s made available.
Info here: The Scrap Mag
It’s been a busy year with a lot of projects! A good chunk of 2012 was spent in the studio working on L’Avenir’s debut album. I am now pleased to announce its completion and am looking forward to getting it released sometime in 2013. If you’re familiar with the numerous instrumental ambient albums I’ve released under my own name for the last decade and a half, this new side project is a bit different. It also features vocals for the first time in my work. I grew up a huge fan of synthpop and darker 80′s electronic music ala Fad Gadget, Solid Space, Depeche, D.A.F. and the whole Wax Trax scene in Chicago… so in a way, taking a little diversion down this path makes sense to me. In the meantime, feel free to send along comments or questions through the contact page.
More soon… hang tight!