M83’s first studio album, Digital Shades Vol.I, was released in 2007 and marked the producer’s attempt to return to the land of the minimal. In the twelve years since, Anthony Gonzalez (founding member of M83) has experienced a crescendo of notoriety, particularly for the track ‘Midnight City’, which was thrown into public consumption when it became the theme tune for reality show Made In Chelsea.
Over a decade later, the second volume of Digital Shades is due for release on the 20th September. To get us in the mood, M83 has released the haunting track ‘Temple of Sorrow’. This song is the blatant result of a multitude of 1980s sci-fi influences, something we’ve seen regularly before from the producer, and does an effective job of transporting the listener to an alternate reality. Choc-full of 80s electronics and harmonic vocals, ‘Temple of Sorrow’ provides a cinematic listening experience that M83 creates like no other.
The release of this track was accompanied by a video from French director Bertrand Mandico, which acts as the first instalment of his three-part art film, Extazus. Nine-minutes long, this production is the perfect fantasy, sci-fi trip for any fans who can’t quite sit tight until the full release.
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