loved in the euro zone and beyond.
unknown in their homeland.
loved by me.
archive are rather special.
if only they got the attention by the uk press they deserve.
the music stylistically is all over the place making the band impossible to categorise, but, rather than being a negative, i find this aspect hugely appealing.
during the first spin of an album you genuinely have no idea what’s going to happen in the next 30 seconds, which may sound awkward, but the actual end result is never short of brilliance.
from the sublime 16 minutes pink floyd drawn out excessive beauty of ‘again’, to the industrial stylings of ‘noise’, this band push all manner of boundaries, yet always manage to still sound like one band : archive.
few bands mix the love of melody and a need to push the studio parameters to its extremes quite as well as this band.
if only they would do a uk based tour.
more detail : here