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Before The Dawn Heals Us by M83

M83

Before The Dawn Heals Us

Release Date: Jan 25, 2005

Genre(s): Electronic

Record label: Mute

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Before The Dawn Heals Us

Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Before the Dawn Heals Us is M83's follow-up to the 2003 international breakthrough Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. If you're noticing a trend toward drifting album titles, that's deliberate -- M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez loves crafting antigravity masterpieces of layered and meandering synthesizers. He's also the principal player on Dawn, with previous collaborator Nicolas Fromageau having moved into solo work.

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Anthony Gonzalez's last album, Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts, triggered pages of prose purpler than Prince's wardrobe. Nobody actually used the phrase "sonic cathedrals", but it was a close-run thing. Like Sigur Ros and Ulrich Schnauss, Gonzalez, from France, is a latter-day shoegazer: one suspects his record collection houses great swathes of My Bloody Valentine, as well as a bit of Jean-Michel Jarre and Pink Floyd.

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Dusted Magazine
Opinion: Fairly Good

Have you ever fallen asleep during the X-Files’ opening credits, then awoken to a Volkswagen commercial? Have you ever wanted to? Guitars and synths snarl, gurgle and moan ’til one doesn’t distinguish itself from the other. (Due to a much-ballyhooed lineup shuffle) apparitional vocals float sideways through the middle of the mix, sighing disposable magnetic poetry. Whoever stands under the M83 umbrella, they keep one foot in non-representational digi-trash and the other in shameless ’70s glam.

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