Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by M83



Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by M83

M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez) releases his epic new double album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.

Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and including contributions from Brad Laner (from 90's band Medicine) on guitar, Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby, and guest vocalist Zola Jesus, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is a double-album journey that takes us to the horizon and introduces us to new landscapes. About awakening, craving, and conquering, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming pushes into new vocal territory for M83. Here we see Gonzalez test out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream. "I think it is a reflection of my 30 years of being a human being. It's a compilation of all my previous music together. It's a retrospective of myself", says Gonzalez.

The first single, "Midnight City",is a humid, adrenaline-driven dreamlike track, unlike anything we have heard from M83 in the past. "Midnight City" adeptly sweeps you through abandoned concrete streets swimming in broken neon light.

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is the follow up to the John Hughes inspired and critics' favorite Saturdays=Youth. Pitchfork called it, "An unaccountably alive, complete album", giving it an 8.5 rating while, The New York Times, said "The music recalls the pumping beats and keyboard hooks of the 1980's as if through a haze of time, floating in lush echoes that round off the edges."

M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.

7 comments:

Mark said...

Never actually heard of this band.

Interwebs Fails said...

I like it

Simon black said...

Just listened to 'Midnight City' really nice song and I'll be sure to check out the album.
Thanks for sharing!

Scott said...

Yeah man good share. I'm listening now!!

Tracer Bullet said...

I've heard of m83 but not heard these albums, I'm interested now though!
following =^_^= +1

G said...

I'll have to check them out....following

The Angry Vegetarian said...

Just listened to some of it. I freaking love it. THIS is why I love finding new blogs, because I can be introduced to so much good stuff (especially music). Thank you for posting this. You now have a new follower.