Monday, March 31, 2008

A spiral galaxy in the constellation Hydra

M83 - Graveyard Girl

M83 - We Own The Sky

I always thought M83's second album Dead Cites, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts was one of my favourites ever and I was sort of bummed when they put all the vocals and teen angst in there on the one after it, but now it seems like the two are culminating (particularly on 'We Own The Sky'), it's all the sentimentality of a John Huges film in song form, a verse about being young bolstered by a half-stolen Joy Division riff and a seemingly very French approach of total balls out cheesiness and melodrama and not giving a fuck about so obviously soundtracking that climatic moment in a film trailer about all the climatic moments in the film. Someone's got to do it, though; someone's got to play all the synth notes you want to hear with all the right chord progressions, adding in those sissy wispy vocals that you only kind of want to hear. Elsewhere on their forthcoming Saturdays = Youth record is an 8:34 minute sprawling French house track, a night drive lit only by the flouresecnt foyer of an occasional BP, which fits right into quite a diverse record of night time flights.

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