Friday, July 27, 2007

M83 Issues Digital Shades, Works on New LP

Anthony Gonzalez of French shoelookers M83, with the help of Before the Dawn Heals Us co-producer Antoine Gallet, has gathered a number of home recordings and Eno-inspired ambience for a collection he's calling Digital Shades vol. 1. The accumulation of hazy sounds might not seem far off from your average M83 record, but Gonzalez' insistence on making measured moves in the studio and working at his own pace lend Digital Shades its gauzy, experimental vibe.

The Digital Shades project predicates another, perhaps more exciting M83 tidbit: Anthony cobbled the Digital Shades material together while in the studio working out on new, proper M83 album for release in January. Digital Shades will be released digitally September 3 on Gooom/EMI, and on CD and vinyl in France around the same time.

Thanks to Brad Honer for the heads up.

M83 also contributed new music to the HBO Voyeur Project. (Carlos D, Clint Mansell, and made some music for it, too.) You can download the pieces "Une Nuit Pour Nous" and "Je Doute et Je Crie" for free from iTunes now.

M83 presently have no tour dates scheduled.



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