The Avalanches' Robbie Chater Reveals Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis As Part Of Why It Took 16 Years For New Album
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:06:17
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In an interview with Pitchfork, The Avalanches' Robbie Chater revealed that part of the reason for the 16-year wait between their debut record, Since I Left You, and their new album, Wildflower, was due to an autoimmune disease, "There were also three years in the mid-2000s when I was really unwell. I was diagnosed with a couple of separate autoimmune diseases, so I was out of action."
Chater was discussing the lengthy process of recording the new record and licensing the samples that band uses, "As far as samples, they started clearing stuff years ago, but then there would be some hold-up and they'd have to go back and renegotiate. People would give permission for us to use the sample, and then a certain amount of time would elapse and they would Google who the band is and be like, "Oh s***, I can ask for more money." That sort of thing took forever. And it's all sampled, really. There are the guest vocals and beautiful orchestration from [French composer] Jean-Michel Bernard, but every song is a sample-based song."
Wildflower is set to be released this Friday, July 8th. A cast of famed artists are featured throughout the record, including Father John Misty, MF Doom, Ariel Pink, Danny Brown, and a host of others.
The Avalanches have two more tour dates scheduled for this summer. Their next appearance is set to be at Splendor in the Grass in Australia, followed by a performance at La Route Du Rock in France.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff