Archive – ‘The False Foundation’ (Overblown Track Premiere)

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New Album The False Foundation Is Out on the band’s own Dangervisit label via [PIAS] on 7th Oct 2016

There’s something extraordinarily beguiling and entrancing about ‘The False Foundation’, the title track off the tenth album from Darius Keeler’s adventurous South London collective Archive. Jittery synths butt up against focused, driving drums as ambient, yet foreboding, soundscapes pervade the background. Drawing on the tense paranoia of Trent Reznor at his most cynical, the track sleekly and expertly builds to a tense and carthatic climax with near religious shouts of,”The king of the false foundation”, a chorus of voices that is at once angelic and somewhat disturbing, and menacing, distorted guitars.

Keeler is coy about the meaning behind the album name and title track, “People are going to read in to who or what The False Foundation is I guess, but they’re going to have to draw their own conclusions. I have my own take on it, let’s just say there are a lot of potential candidates out there in the world today.”

Listen to ‘The False Foundation”:

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Following on from the mammoth tour to support their last album Restriction, the group have an autumn tour of Europe planned. Keeler adds, “I think we’re just hitting our stride as a live band, both with our performance and production, so I’m massively excited to take the new album out on the road in November”.

NOVEMBER 2016 TOUR DATES:

18 AMSTERDAM PARADISO
19 WARSAW TORWAR
20 POZNAN MTP2
21 BERLIN ADMIRALSPALAST
22 HAMBURG DOCKS
23 MUNICH MUFFATHALLE
25 COLOGNE DIE KANTINE
26 MILAN FABRIQUE
27 ZURICH KAUFLEUTEN
28 BRUSSELS CIRQUE ROYALE
29 PARIS SALLE PLEYEL
30 LONDON ELECTRIC BALLROOM

Tickets here.

If you like ‘The False Foundation’ by Archive, you might enjoy ‘Almost Gone’ by Freak Dream

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  • CerKill CerKill

    That sounds like a mixt between ELO, Krafwerk… 70’s electro bands! Nice 🙂