The Avalanches announce Since I Left You 20th anniversary edition

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The reissue features remixes from artists such as MF DOOM and Leon Vynehall.

The Avalanches are releasing a 20th anniversary edition of their influential debut album Since I Left You. The deluxe reissue features the full album as well as a selection of previously unreleased remixes from the late MF DOOM, Leon Vynehall, Carl Craig and more. A string of older remixes also feature on the project, which comes complete with liner notes from storied music writer Simon Reynolds. Listen to the Prince Paul’s remix of the album’s title track below. 

Speaking on the 2000 release of Since I Left You in a press statement, The Avalanches’ Robbie Chater said, “I remember very clearly a few things. We decided to not have any of our voices on it, which made it last because it’s a kind of transmission; nothing date-stamps it to that time. Also we
were careful not to use any trendy software from 1999 or 2000. So it does seem to just float around in time.”

“Music lovers get it, and that’s what we ultimately are. It’s almost like an exploration of our relationship with the world and with music. Looking back, I’m proud of this record as a pure expression of joy and love, heart on its sleeve and is free from irony.”

Back in December, The Avalanches released their third studio album We Will Always Love You. Read our review and revisit The Avalanches’ Downtime feature.

XL Recordings will release Since I Left You: 20th Anniversary Edition on June 4. Pre-order here.