Friday, 6 April 2007

M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us

Artist: M83
Album : Before The Dawn Heals Us
Genre: Electronic
Source: 1xCD
Catalog# : 8752100
Release Date : 24/01/2005
Tracks : 15
Play Time : 61.18

At its best, M83's Before The Dawn Heals Us is a serious, majestic blend of symphonic synth rock. The lush orchestra of synth, guitar, rock drums, organ, choir, and solo voice is a unified ensemble throughout the entire work, and the rich production contributes to the grand spacious atmosphere without stealing the focus. After hearing so much studio-only music, the refreshing, unselfconscious production makes this music easy on the ears - even the 'found sounds' add depth instead of coming off like aural challenges or genre obligations. When there is noise, it's melodic noise, and when there's a beat, it's energetic rather than aggressive. It's easy to compare Before The Dawn to Sigur Ros, Blade Runner, The Sea and Cake, and even Telepopmusik; however, the sound seems to grow from an original concept than be any deliberate fusion of influences.
'Before The Dawn Heals Us' is the fantastic follow-up to 2003’s 'Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts', which received huge critical acclaim across the press and led to the commissioning of remixes for the likes of Goldfrapp and Bloc Party. This, their second album, provides a more cohesive, developed and realised interpretation of M83’s epic vision. The album flows beautifully and ranges from full-on sonic assaults to lush, introspective ballads.Fluctuating between skyscraper-high walls of guitars, minimalist psychedelia, celestial keyboards and unnerving theatrical vignettes (“Car Chase Terror”), the tracks on Before The Dawn Heals Us are strange but codependent bedfellows, like the seemingly incongruous pieces of a single cohesive dream.
A dreamy lucious piece of electronica...

01. Moon Child
02. Don't Save Us From The Flames
03. In The Cold I'm Standing
04. Farewell / Goodbye
05. Fields, Shorelines And Hunters
06. *
07. I Guess I'm Floating
08. Teen Angst
09. Can't Stop
10. Safe
11. Let Men Burn Stars
12. Car Chase Terror
13. Slight Night Shiver
14. A Guitar And A Heart
15. Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun


Sashasretroemporium® said...

Anonymous said...

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Sashasretroemporium® said...

Usually there's no problem between such files,even 4 a Mac;maybe the only reason would be that u're using a program that mainly works w/.zip instead of .rar.
Check the following links :
_Stuffit Deluxe 11 DL & SN_
Filename: MissJenny.dmg
Size: 27.99 MB
Password: msjstw
4.The Unarchiver

Anonymous said...

hey there cheers for the advice - much appreciated - tried the latest stuffit deluxe you put above (i had an older version), but it still wouldnt open the file - just stops after a second without doing anything after enter the password. However with unrarx it worked fine, no problems - perhaps its the programme you're using to add the password isnt fully compatible with mac/stuffit deluxe? Just in case others have the same problem. Will use rarx for yours in future, keep up the great blog. Cheers again :)

wayne said...

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