Compellingly intense, comprising half heard voices, arching synths and whirling beats; M83’s ‘America’ is an emotive collage of sound. The French duo have a knack for bleeding sounds into, over and around each other to create soundscapes with a cinematic richness. ‘America’ is backed by the more serene ‘Tsubasa’ (the Japanese for ‘wings’) and the forceful ‘Gods Of Thunder’ blends a Daft Punk disco vibe with stretched and calming interludes.
Lastly is the epic ‘Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Souls’ – strangely not taken from their debut album of the same name – that takes the listener on a chilled out trip through a desolate ambient landscape. If you love the experimental sounds of bands like My Bloody Valentine and French downtempo then this EP cannot fail to move you.
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Label : Labels
Release Date : 24 May 2004
Website : www.ilovem83.com
M83 are Nicholas Fromageau and Anthony Gonzalez.
Astronomy fact! M83 (aka the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, ‘Messier Object 83′ or the catchy ‘NGC 5236′) is a spiral galaxy in the Hydra constellation. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, making it visible with binoculars. Click here to see it.