And so it begins anew. In the 16-year interim between the Avalanches’ debut album Since I Left You and sophomore release Wildflower, every year or two we’d get some update about how the new LP was coming along, yet the calendar kept flipping with no new music from the crate-digging collagists. It became one of those Chinese Democracy-style running jokes until, like Chinese Democracy, the album finally materialized.
Now that Wildflower has been out for about a year, the Avalanches have initiated what could be another lengthy creative process. They posted a photo of record bins to Instagram today with the caption, “LP#3 – Day 1.” Among the prominently displayed titles: Sir Victor Uwaifo’s To Laugh And Cry, a Buddah Records 7″, and Alma Con Alma: The Heart & Soul Of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente. Hopefully this one comes out a little faster, though considering how well the last record turned out, they can take as long as they need.