Record Label: XL Recordings
Indie exclusive blue vinyl, limited to 5,000 copies.
The debut album by The Avalanches was released in 2000 and contains an estimate 3,500 samples. Playful, twisted, psychedelic, sampledelic, delirious and infectious, it's the sound of six men who spent most of adolescence rummaging through bargain bins in Melbourne's record shops, constructing their own post-modern disco-pop amalgam from rubbish '50s rejects and saccharine '60s pap. ''Our records make sense in their own world,'' says Robbie Chater, the group's baby-faced spokesman. ''We always wanted to make a record with a life of its own that you could lose yourself in.''