Anthony Gonzalez, AKA M83 mastermind, released Digital Shades Vol. 1 in 2007 as a compendium of unused ambient tracks for diehard...
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Anthony Gonzalez, AKA M83 mastermind, released Digital Shades Vol. 1 in 2007 as a compendium of unused ambient tracks for diehard fans to enjoy rather than letting these works disappear into the void. It was a way to breathe life into songs that normally would not see the light of day as well as a vehicle for Gonzalez to explore areas of musical creativity separated from the pop-leaning M83 studio albums. Gonzalez credits Brian Eno’s ambient collections as a primary inspiration for the creation of the Digital Shades series.
Now, twelve years after the initial instalment, M83 has returned with the latest instalment of Digital Shades - one that adopts a grander nature and seeks to transport listeners to another time and place entirely. DSVII is influenced heavily by early video game soundtracks, ‘80s sci-fi/fantasy films and analog synth pioneers such as the aforementioned Brian Eno in addition to Suzanne Ciani, Mort Garson and John Carpenter.
Available on CD and Heavyweight 180 g Double Pink LP, with a galaxy/candy floss effect in Gatefold packaging