Archive, trailer for the documentary Super8: a Call To Arms & Angels in 360 Reality Audio

After eleven studio albums, the English collective Archive returns with a new album and a documentary, Super8: a Call To Arms & Angels, shot in Super8 and mixed with Sony's 360 Realy Audio process.

We really discovered them in 2010 through their Live in Athens. A slap. We were obviously there for their 25 years in Paris at the Seine Musicale, a concert which should also be captured but which will never see the light of day on video following a huge technical problem. Party postponed since Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths, the founding members of the group, today unveil the trailer for their documentary event.

New album, new movie

Contrary to trends, mainstream media and the star system, Archive has always cultivated its indie and dark DNA, from trip-hop beginnings with Rosko John to progressive rock today with David Pen, Pollard Berrier, Maria Q and Holly Martin on vocals. A longevity that still amazes them. For Danny Griffiths: “It's hard to understand how we've been together all this time, but it's remarkable, it's longer than many weddings! I think it's because Darius and I constantly challenge each other, there's a mutual respect and understanding of where we want to go, and emotionally what we want to experience. ”

April 2, 2022 will see the release of Archives' twelfth studio album, Call To Arms & Angels. Seventeen titles doubled as a documentary on the recording and the realization of the album presented in world premiere on Moment House (8.94 € the virtual ticket).

The light at the end of the tunnel

True to the underground spirit of the group, nailed to the house due to the pandemic, the doc filmed over the past twelve months was filmed with a Super8 camera found in the attic of Darius Keeler's family home. Context of a global pandemic, restrictions, recording sessions in the legendary RAK studios in London at the start of 2021, reflections and memories…, the film should retrace the story of a singular creation, between shadow and light. What also lift a little the veil on an enigmatic group, constantly in musical exploration like so many interior journeys and vibrates particularly on stage with long soaring pieces always reinvented.

Speaking of the troubling context of the time, Darius Keeler says: "It allowed us to reflect on that time as artists, to bring forth darkness and anger, but also a strange inspiration. sometimes disturbing. It really made us appreciate the power of music and how lucky we are to be able to express our feelings in this way. There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, but there are still shadows in that light. ”

Two tracks are already available to listen to, Daytime Coma and Shouting Within. Pre-order the album in all its forms on the official Archive website.