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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Avrocar hail from the city of Birmingham, UK. They have received airplay and recorded a session for the late John Peel and have also been featured by Mary-Anne Hobbes and Rob Da Bank of BBC Radio 1. Avrocar have released records since the mid 1990’s and are part of the truly independent UK label collective Make Mine Music, who are heading towards their 50th release in autumn 2008. What follows is an account of the recording of the new album by mentor and long-time confidant Lew Monick - “I suppose at the end of recording the concept had become clear…even though it wasn’t something the band had thought about consciously at the time. There was a realization that they had unwittingly evoked the constant passing of day into night and night into day. No surprise when considering that the recording took place in a small loft in near darkness and very often on into the early hours of morning. In making this album, Avrocar had willfully removed themselves from the usual machinations of recording, isolating themselves, so to speak, from people and places they would normally encounter. It was like being a part of something and yet being apart from the very same thing. The resulting sounds were softer somehow and the way the band had worked, less regimented than before, whether by luck or by design, the process and the music felt more organic. All the samples heard are taken directly from radio, many fortunately working with almost finished pieces that just needed that extra something. They came up with many tracks that sounded, to my ears anyway, like shortwave transmissions bleeding through the airwaves from bleak or exotic locales in Eastern Europe or North Africa. Along with the occasional human voice and the daily coaxing of archaic musical machinery back to working order, “Against the dying of the Light” is often reminiscent of the early work of Kraftwerk. At other times, I guess the listener may recall Stars of the Lid or even the more esoteric releases of Fax Records. Whatever you hear in the rocket’s red glare of Avrocar’s latest release, this is music best enjoyed in a darkened room or outside at night, at high volume.” Lew Monick, Feb 2008.

The second Avrocar album 'Against The Dying Of The Light' is officially released on November 24 2008 in good Record stores. The album is released on on Make Mine Music (MMM037) and is available now at the MMM on-line shop for £8:


The band previously released their first album 'Cinematography' on Earworm Records in 1999.

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