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Listen to the Sorrowful Chill of L’Avenir’s “The Snow”

The intensity of Baltimore-based L’Avenir’s new LP, Imagination, burns bright. Between the stinging melancholy of synth pads and the danceability of the beat, Imagination—that was released on May 23rd—feels like the reincarnation of Clan of Xymox‘s Medusa or a long-lost album from the French coldwave era. The treacherous bite of producer Jason Sloan’s ten song LP (with a remix by Kiss of the Whip) is rife with shattered dreams and empty futures—from the elegance of “In Silence” to the epic synth line of “Windows,” there’s plenty of gloom to behold.

With the single, “The Snow,” the producer delves into a sorrowful chill that’s reflective of work by Silent EM or Un Hombre Solo. The track is danceable in its prominent percussive elements but remains serious and somber—it is music for which to dance and cry simultaneously. The title fits: the grey endlessness of the lonesome winter wraps its arms tightly around “The Snow.”

Watch below:

Buy Imagination digitally here.
Buy on vinyl and CD here via EINS:ZWEI:ACHT in Switzerland.

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Andi Harriman

Andi Harriman is the author of "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s." She resides in Brooklyn, New York where she writes, DJs and lectures on all things dark and gloomy.

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