To support our review of M83′s new LP (which we like a lot), here’s the video to the single ‘Midnight City’, a kind of haunting story of gifted children using their powers to escape their captors – very ‘Village of the Damned’. The album, ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ is out now on Naive and Mute [...]
This is the album that M83 always promised too deliver, following his successful debut ‘Saturdays = Youth’ – grand, sweeping synths, plenty of emotion, heaps of melancholy and drops of irony. But ‘Hurry Up We’re Dreaming’ is more than that: it is a ‘tour de force’ for Anthony Gonzalez. When listening to the album one can sense the fervor and energy that has been expended in getting it to this level: this album delivers intensity from start to finish, and, for a double CD, that is no mean feat. Let me give you an example: the opening track is called ‘Intro’, which on most albums would be a little one and a half minute ditty, but Anthony makes it a 5’22” build-and-climax epic.