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Record Review

M83

Run Into Flowers

Year Released: 2003
Format: LP
Label: Gooom
 
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
Only got this today but I'm fucking loving it! It's one track and three remixes, but don't let that dissuade you, as the remixes are all really different and amazing in their own ways. The title track is this totally lush and chilled electronic shoegaze soundscape. Just swathes of warm tones and waves of other noises blending together. Rulesome. Why isn't there more indie music like this? There probably is but I wouldn't have a clue where to look for it. There also is probably some amazing indie club that plays this kind of thing somewhere too. Probably not in Norwich though. M83 throw in some subdued vocals and change the pace and direction a bit, pushing the wall of sonic bliss into louder realms but it's still dead chilled. It's kind of a bit like a more spaced version of the Manitoba LP. Another soundtrack to my late night Fridays is emerging here. First remix is by Abstrackt Keal Agram, and it has some extra "beats" "laid down" as I think they say in the business. It's basically a hip-hop kind of remix of the track and it works pretty well, there isn't much hipping or hopping on it. Pretty hypnotic though, and great to listen to on headphones. On side B there are the other two remixes, and Jackson's is my favourite. This is the danciest of the efforts on here, mixing in some glitchier beats (but retaining the highly melodic nature of the track), this builds and builds with a continuous electronic drone that holds the focus. Although this stuff is totally stoner in nature, it really appeals to me even in an alert state (though I guess I am kinda sleepy). We finish up with a remix by KG. Kind of anonymous eh. It takes the noisier parts of the original to create it's fun, with lots of repetition and noise piled on as it rumbles to an annoyingly sudden conclusion.

I think these dudes are French. Anyway, This is so bloody good. Check it out if you like certain things, but I have no idea what. The cover of the record fucking rules too. It sums up how a record sounds better than any cover I have ever seen. Ace!

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