In a recent interview with Spin, Anthony Gonzalez of M83 fame revealed plans for a "very, very, very epic" upcoming double album featuring Zola Jesus (:-0) and instrumental contributions from Beck and the bassist of Nine Inch Nails (:-?). This preview video for "Echoes" seems more like a solo affair, showing off a classic M83 synth wash harking back to the Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts days—both in terms of the screeching sound palette and amazed-at-the-world visual motif, which ends in an "America"-esque shot of an eye. Dude's got an album teaser looking like a Tree of Life montage. Still no release date for the as-yet-unnamed album, but, you know, godspeed with that.
June 29, 2011