Can’t wait for M83’s new album

One of my favorite albums of all time is M83‘s “Before the Dawn Heals Us” (2005). When they released their 2008 album “Saturdays = Youth” it was a disappointment for me. Not because the album wasn’t good (it was), but it was not the same genre as their 2005 album. It was indie rock, instead of cinematic, operatic, space shoegaze, epic, electro-classical music. The problem was that no one else was writing such music, or as well. It was like seeing a metal worker, one of the last ones creating Samurai swords by hand, to leave his job, and go work for a factory. Just didn’t sit well with me.

Today Pitchfork interviewed M83, and to my enjoyment, they said that their new album will be even more epic than all their others, and that they are coming back to the old genre:

“[…] This album’s going to be very long with some spoken word interludes– very dreamy, powerful, intense. It’s more like I’m trying to make the soundtrack to an imaginary movie.”

Unofficial video by a fellow Greek, for M83’s * track. Change quality to 480p after starting the video.

Can’t wait!


Yanni wrote on November 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 AM PST:

Wow, never heard of these guys before. They sound awesome. Can’t wait to get “Before the Dawn Heals Us”.

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Eugenia wrote on November 23rd, 2010 at 3:20 PM PST:

M83 are indeed amazing. Each time I listen to this album it transports me to a spaceship. The music is dramatic, but also melancholic, lonely. It reminds me of some dark sci-fi comics in the ’70s/’80s that my dad used to read when I was little, and how lonely/desperate the people in these spaceships/stories looked like to me at the time.

horace wrote on November 24th, 2010 at 9:00 AM PST:

i was just listening to this on youtube:
i find it a bit similar but it sounds even better to me. 🙂

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Eugenia wrote on November 24th, 2010 at 11:27 AM PST:

Sorry, this music, while good electronic, has nothing to do with M83’s sound. Justice’s music simply doesn’t have M83’s melodramatic tone. To my knowledge no one else writes that kind of genre.

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