May 12, 2008

The real new M83

The title of this post is a Fall reference. So here’s a track that’s actually off of the new M83 album. It starts off with a now-trademarked cheesy voiceover, and jumps right off into a tremendous buildup of sound. The voiceover works for me in a really strange way though, it adds this sort of forced dramatism to it. I always read about how Mogwai or (especially) Explosions in The Sky were “cinematic.” M83 is just working backwards here, they're scoring their own dialogue. This music is slower than their other stuff... when the “Highway of Endless Dreams” ends after 5 minutes, it feels like it’s just gotten warmed up.

M83 - Highway of Endless Dreams [Saturdays = Youth LP, 2008]

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