Kassette / Beläten Records / 2015
The majestic grandur of L’Avenir is hard to put into words. In one sense, it’s “just” synth pop, but where as that eponym might suggest banal, and vapid qualities, what L’Avenir is doing is conjuring up images of eternalness. There’s a truly ritual sensibility to these slow moving, glacial songs. The hooks are there, one listen and you will find yourself humming them while doing the dishes, but there’s something deeper at work. L’Avenir offers comfort. An enveloping sense of calm. A focus of will. Let’s call it Hypno-pop.