M83's eighties inspired emotional songs are becoming increasingly popular and their recent album "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" has seen them reach new levels of success. Propelled by the infectious single "Midnight City", they are about to attract a whole new legion of fans and on 12 July 2012, French musician Anthony Gonzalez and his electro pop band can be experienced live at the Club of the Rockhal.
Communicating real emotional resonance is a talent Anthony Gonzalez has clearly mastered with his latest release "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming", a double album that delivers a brilliantly effective harmony between the demands of 80s commercial pop and modern experimental rock. He has been steadily working to perfect the art of alternative pop songs since founding M83 in 2001. His self-titled debut and his second release, "Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts" established him as a serious player in the post-rock, electronica league and a skilled producer of hazy, epic dreamscapes, murmured vocals and fx-heavy guitar.
Gonzalez describes the tracks of the newest album as darker and "very, very, very epic". He commented on the album "It's mainly about dreams, how everyone is different, how you dream differently when you're a kid, a teenager or an adult". He plans on recording again with Morgan Kibby as well as others, including Medicine's mastermind Brad Laner, Nine Inch Nails bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Zola Jesus.
Discussing the sound and process of creating this album, Gonzalez says it was "written like a soundtrack to an imaginary movie with different ambiances, different atmospheres, different tempos, different orchestrations and different instrumentation... When I make an album it's always about nostalgia, melancholy in the past and memories. There is nothing more beautiful than something well recorded that you can listen to on a good sound system."
Nevertheless likewise M83 offers a massive live sound. So get ready for their show on 12 July 2012 as the synths and voices will be echoing through the Club of The Rockhal with the power that makes the band's songs come alive. A show definitely worth seeing!
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