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‘There’s nothing here that feels like filler. The only disappointment with this wonderful album is that American Analog Set have no plans of touring it. The music is enough, but if they change their mind I won’t be upset.’
For Forever, The American Analog Set’s 7th full length (and their first album in 18 years) has arrived after nearly a decade of writing and recording.
For Forever folds time and space. While the sounds and stories will be recognizable to fans, they arrive with considerable bruises incurred on the journey from Set Free until now.
For those unfamiliar with The American Analog Set, this should be a simultaneously dark and vibrant introduction. Troubled lyrics permeate throughout, and the accompanying sounds are occasionally damaged and snarling. Not all things languid and dreamlike from past records have been abandoned or forgotten, but the dreams represented here are darker.
While the previous eras of the band are referenced, they are carried forward and incorporated without a hint of patronizing nostalgia. For Forever is a document of a group that acknowledges their past while they advance into new territories and evolve.
This release is entirely new material and is not connected to the forthcoming Numero reissues of the band’s first three records.
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