M83: M83

M83, whose name comes from a randomly selected galaxy somewhere in the universe, have more than proven that they can produce music which can evoke that sense of otherworldly majesty which is required when you’re named after a randomly selected galaxy somewhere in the universe. 

M83 doesn't charge forward. It's a patient, detailed movement, perhaps best exemplified by 'Kelly' and 'Facing That'. The former employs forward momentum before grounding it with an unwieldy vocoded sample and a lengthy ellipsis. The latter is a stretched signal, tapping into frequencies and paying tribute to kitsch science fiction in the form of dialogue excerpts. Both take the time to aim for the highest possible peaks, but those flashes aren't the point. Rare that a debut album chooses to adopt such a languid approach. M83 would draw a host of comparisons to My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, a strange choice given that it's arguably more in keeping with Isn't Anything. Stranger, still, to paint Gonzalez and Fromageau as men with their heads down, lost in equipment. Their only way is up. There's little buried here. The explosions are small, but they're dotted about the landscape. Minimalism abounds, but clarity prevails. 7/10 - D. Hanratty Sept. 2014 drownedinsound.com


A1 Last Saturday 0:58
A2 Night 5:47
A3 At The Party 1:01
A4 Kelly 4:27
B1 Sitting 3:03
B2 Facing That 7:35
B3 Violet Tree 4:53
B4 Staring At Me 1:37
C1 I'm Getting Closer 5:19
C2 She Stands Up 5:42
C3 Carresses 6:31
D1 Slowly 4:58
D2 My Face 1:39
D3 I'm Happy, She Said 10:05
1 Last Saturday 0:58
2 Night 5:47
3 At The Party 1:01
4 Kelly 4:27
5 Sitting 3:03
6 Facing That 7:35
7 Violet Tree 4:53
8 Staring At Me 1:37
9 I'm Getting Closer 5:19
10 She Stands Up 5:42
11 Carresses 6:31
12 Slowly 4:58
13 My Face 1:39
14 I'm Happy, She Said 10:05


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Brand Electronic

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