The legendary Finnish project Advanced Art has definitely entered with all the honors in the prestigious retro Electro / EBM / Industrial firmament, commemorating its thirtieth anniversary of foundation by this unmissable double album. “Archive” is a realization of fundamental importance for all the alternative record collectors: it contains an extraordinary historical fragment of the European electronic sound, now condensed in a long succession of songs, including rarities and live-tracks which any fan of this band will be proud of possess. Catchy vocal calligraphism, melodies and atmospheres electronically obscure, pulsing drum-programming always interacting with the most compelling danceability, they are the prerogatives of this triumphant discographic creation that will honor the last part of the year 2015 and more.
“Archive” is a concatenation of synthetic emotions, the tangible evidence of the value of one of the best bands into the technological oldschool music scene, an album that summarizes years of glory, avant-gardism and true talent. The dual function of this great album is mainly to commemorate the unique style and the uniqueness of Advanced Art, but also to spread their repertoire to the new generation of electrolisteners, still continuing with them the authentic tradition of a sound that never fade. One thing is unmistakably clear: we are dealing with a masterpiece!