M83 has released 'DSVII' the successor to Digital Shades Vol.1 (2007).
More than a decade later, M83 has returned with the latest installment 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 ‘80s sci-fi/fantasy films including The NeverEnding Story, Phantasm and In The Mouth of Madness as well as analog synth pioneers such as the aforementioned Brian Eno in addition to Suzanne Ciani, Mort Garson and John Carpenter.
DSVII was created using analog equipment only. It was recorded during the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018 at Gonzalez’s Los Angeles studio as well as the Glendale, California studio of Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Nine Inch Nails, Beck).
On the album, Anthony Gonzales say this:
“DSVII is, in my opinion, far more advanced than Digital Shades Vol. 1. I wanted to come back with something stronger that featured the depth of a proper studio album without the pressure of providing pop music…”