by Dr. Spin
I was blown away by the songs I knew at M83’s recent concert, but there was also a lot of unfamiliar material that caught my attention. I walked away with a new appreciation for Saturdays=Youth and Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, as well as an intense and perhaps financially dangerous curiosity about M83’s back catalog. The next day, I took a stack of unwanted CDs to Waterloo and traded them in for Before the Dawn Heals Us. This has turned out to be a good move, because it sows seeds that come to fruition in M83’s current work.
I’d like to elaborate on some of my previous observations about the ways that disparate influences uniquely converge in M83′s music. Especially after getting to know Before the Dawn Heals Us, I think…go think at the Pharmacy