Avalanches - Wildflower (Vinyl)
Constructed from woozy harmonics, infectious rhythm tracks and the dangled clauses of archival field recordings, 'Wildflower' feels almost narcotic when followed from start to end (this is categorically not a record to play on shuffle). On repeated listens, the record gradually reveals a whole new world of hobo folklore, comedic pioneers and traveller musicians.
'Wildflower' – the album – is nothing less than a journey into a kaleidoscopic secret world of sound; a wormhole that leads to a place most of us didn't even realize existed. It's a timeless, untouchable, gloriously affectionate celebration of those musical mavericks who never gave a damn what anyone else thought.