For me, music is more than just art. Music is more of a force, able to stir one's emotions, awaken one's senses, and unite people under a common denominator. It is an essential part to my life.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
For quite some time now, M83 has been the master of his craft; producing '80s-synth inspired dream pop, which at times can mix in with something out of the early '90s shoegaze movement. Anthony Gonzalez, who goes by M83, has a knack for attacking your ears with beautiful surges of sound. I recently listened to his 2003 album Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts and I was utterly shocked at how he pulls off so many dense layers of electronics, it's absolutely insaannneeeee, which I mean in the best way possible. You get so lost in his journey that the entire thing almost becomes one ambient whole. A similar pattern continued with 2008's Saturdays=Youth, only with a greater emphasis on vocals. His releases are simply massive, and now we must wait until October 18th to have a listen to his 22-song double release. That doesn't mean we can't get a taste though; he has already dropped "Midnight City", which is doing a good job of holding me over for the real thing. Although the track was released quite some time ago, what I also wanted to post about was the Alcala remix my friend showed to me other day. It's a faster, uptempo version of the original, which does a good job of retaining the heart of the song. Both are fantastic. Below I have posted the original (in case you haven't heard yet) as well as the remix, so take a look at both, and be sure to snag the free download of the remix from SoundCloud.