M83 master machine Anthony Gonzalez finally brings forth the sequel to his 2007 Digital Shades Vol. 1 (DSVI) album! DSVI was a collection of unused M83 ambient tracks, and in the 12 years since, Gonzalez has amass an equal amount of ambient gems that just needed to see the light of day! Sit back, relax and spend some time in the digital shade.
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"M83 is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the long-anticipated DSVII. Arriving more than 12 years after the initial installment, DSVII is out September 20 via naive. M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez 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, 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 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."