It’ll take some time until you’ve made your way out of the desert. With only disorientation as your friend. You’ve finally made it out from the land of the North, taken a trip throughout the mean desert of Arizona, settling down in the American dream. Yes, you’ve awakened just to be lulled to sleep again. Sebastian left you to wander off into a whole other realm. It gets colder from here, even though you’re not in the Northern landscape anymore, you’re certainly up north. Synthesizers and a harsher climate might just be what you need. Let me introduce you to Jason Sloan, whom otherwise uses the name L’Avenir. He’s the “cold” synth and minimal wave enthusiast, having released his debut-album “The Wait” on Cold Beats Records in 2013, and he’s participated in two compilations, too. Transfer yourself into a whole other landscape of sound, a much more caring, and beautiful one. It caresses your mind and wiping out whatever isn’t good. Feel the relaxation, feel the comprehension. It’s here where your misguided self stops to think and reflect, and where you metamorphose into the being you’ve always wanted to be. A better man.
Well, if it isn’t Beläten, once again – outdoing himself. No, it’s not the name of the man behind it, but they’re equally as great. This is an excitingly great variation of differentiating artists. Whilst he, the man himself, tries to get you into the fold of indifference, you try to make your way out of the maze. Unfortunately, this is the last cassette in the trio, making this number “3” (៣) in khmerian numbers. This is where it gets as wonderful as it could’ve gotten in the beginning, but of course we saved that for last. Eloquent and mesmerizing synthesizer melodies, drift away into the vocals and mesh with the cunning landscape of sound. Cunning, it is, as the landscape of sound delves into the minimalism where it belongs – overturning the grandiose synthesizers. Hear the sound of the future and the past, as one. Don’t despair, even though it’s in the darker area of minimal synth, it’s a meditative experience. Then you’re gone, as it swallows you within the time that’s passed.
This is the end of the collaboration for this time, as the waves slowly sweep us away. The Beläten-cassettes always come as three, and they will surely go as three. I’m honored to have been chosen by Thomas, to release tracks before the cassettes are released. It’s saddening, but it has to be done. You’ll be given the track “Fugue” from the forthcoming self-titled release by L’Avenir. Which will be out on Feburary the 14th, which will be tomorrow. Stream it down below.
Cat#: 3 (៣)
Exclusive Song: Fugue
“Jason Sloan as a long history making ambient soundscapes, which is evident in L’Avenir’s dreamy, cinematic minimal synth. But through the hazy din of reverb-drenched atmospheres, melancholy pop gems appear. Simultaneously the preface and the follow up to last years The Wait (recorded before, released after), this cassette every bit as engaging. Song after song drip like a slow rain on empty city streets, the scent of wet asphalt in the air. L’Avenir’s music is heart-achingly beautiful and overpowering in it’s grandeur, yet somehow comforting and warm.
Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interactive Arts department along with being the founder and program coordinator for the Sound Art concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.“
– The man who controls says bye for now!