Skip to product information
1 of 1

M83

M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us

M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us

Regular price $29.85
Regular price Sale price $29.85
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
We currently have 0 in stock.
SKU: 13JP9A-7R8O-00


(UPC) gtin: 724596954614

View Artist: M83

All deliveries are carbon neutral


After their breakthrough album, DEAD CITIES, RED SEAS & LOST GHOSTS, Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, the collaborators in M83, parted ways. For the follow-up, BEFORE THE DAWN HEALS US, Gonzalez is at the helm, taking the swirling, evocative synth-scapes of the previous outing in tighter, more focused directions. Analog synthesizers still dominate the music, recalling early Tangerine Dream, and there is no shortage of the dramatic flourishes and cinematic sensibility that characterized DEAD CITIES (just listen to "Moon Child," the album's leadoff track). However, Gonzalez's song structures and increased use of vocals signal something new.
There are moments of drifting bliss, of course, on the Brian Eno-esque "I Guess I'm Floating," and "Farewell/Goodbye," a breathy electronic ballad with vocals from Lisa Papineau. Yet the shoegazer-meets-New Wave track "Don't Save Us from the Flames" could be an indie-pop single, with its sinuous verses and crashing, wall-of-sound choruses, and "Teen Angst" is an blast of up-tempo euphoria. Gonzalez still takes plenty of moody turns, particularly on the piano-led "Safe," which could fit on Pink Floyd's THE WALL, and "Car Chase Terror," a tension-filled soundtrack for an imaginary film. These varied styles fit together nicely on BEFORE THE DAWN HEALS US, making for an ever-changing, captivating listen.

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Pop
View full details

Description

After their breakthrough album, DEAD CITIES, RED SEAS & LOST GHOSTS, Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, the collaborators in M83, parted ways. For the follow-up, BEFORE THE DAWN HEALS US, Gonzalez is at the helm, taking the swirling, evocative synth-scapes of the previous outing in tighter, more focused directions. Analog synthesizers still dominate the music, recalling early Tangerine Dream, and there is no shortage of the dramatic flourishes and cinematic sensibility that characterized DEAD CITIES (just listen to "Moon Child," the album's leadoff track). However, Gonzalez's song structures and increased use of vocals signal something new.
There are moments of drifting bliss, of course, on the Brian Eno-esque "I Guess I'm Floating," and "Farewell/Goodbye," a breathy electronic ballad with vocals from Lisa Papineau. Yet the shoegazer-meets-New Wave track "Don't Save Us from the Flames" could be an indie-pop single, with its sinuous verses and crashing, wall-of-sound choruses, and "Teen Angst" is an blast of up-tempo euphoria. Gonzalez still takes plenty of moody turns, particularly on the piano-led "Safe," which could fit on Pink Floyd's THE WALL, and "Car Chase Terror," a tension-filled soundtrack for an imaginary film. These varied styles fit together nicely on BEFORE THE DAWN HEALS US, making for an ever-changing, captivating listen.

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Pop

Meta Artist: M83

Product Tags: New, Out-of-stock, Pop, Vinyl

NOTE:

ALL albums listed on our website are 100% brand new and sealed. We only sell vinyl, and no other format. We do not sell any used vinyl on our website. We also use industry-leading packaging to prevent damage during shipping. Shipping insurance is optional at checkout but is still highly recommended. Please Read our shipping and returns policy if you have any further questions.

We work hard to keep as many albums in stock as we possibly can. However, if the desired item is currently out of stock, we will work hard to get more back in as soon as possible. We highly recommend joining the waitlist by entering your email address. By doing this, we can then email you the second the item is back in stock, before the general public. We will never spam your email or use it for any reason other than to notify you of this item being back in stock. :)