M83 Details 'DSVII' New Album Influenced By Video Game Music

Friday, 12 July 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, has announced a new album.

Primarily influenced by early video game soundtracks, 'DSVII' (Digital Shades Vol. II) is scheduled to arrive on September 20 via Mute. It serves as the sequel to 2007's 'Digital Shades Vol. 1', as well as the follow up to his 2016 studio album 'Junk'.

The new material was recorded in 2017 and 2018 exclusively with analog equipment. Gonzaelez said:

"I wanted to come back with something stronger that featured the depth of a proper studio album without the pressure of providing pop music – faraway from 'Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming' and 'Junk'.

"I mainly spent my time swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, reading, watching films and playing ‘80s video games. The inspiration behind this record is mainly video game music. It felt so refreshing to play all of these old school games again. There is something so naive and touching about them. It’s simple and imperfect. And this is exactly what I tried to achieve with Digital Shades Vol. 2."

Head below to view the record's artwork and tracklist.

'DSVII' tracklist:

1. Hell Riders
2. A Bit of Sweetness
3. Goodbye Captain Lee
4. Colonies
5. Meet the Friends
6. Feelings
7. A Word of Wisdom
8. Lune De Fiel
9. Jeux D'Enfants
10. A Taste of the Dusk
11. Lunar Son
12. Oh Yes You’re There, Everyday
13. Mirage
14. Taifun Glory
15. Temple of Sorrow

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