M83 ‎– Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

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Gooom 025, GOOOM025, 7243 5831512 7 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Enh) Gooom, Gooom, Labels Gooom 025, GOOOM025, 7243 5831512 7 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
MUTE 9251-1 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(2xLP, Album) Mute, Mute Corporation MUTE 9251-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
Gooom 025LP, 7243 5 83151 1 0 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(2xLP, Album) Gooom, Labels Gooom 025LP, 7243 5 83151 1 0 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Gooom 025, 72435900182 1 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album) Gooom, Labels Gooom 025, 72435900182 1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Gooom 025, 72435831512 7, 72435478622 8 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album, Copy Prot. + CD, EP, Copy Prot.) Gooom, Labels, Labels Gooom 025, 72435831512 7, 72435478622 8 France 2003 Sell This Version
Gooom 025LE, 7243 5 84128 2 6 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Ltd) Gooom, Labels Gooom 025LE, 7243 5 84128 2 6 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CDr, Album, Promo) Labels none France 2003 Sell This Version
MUTE 9251-2, 724596925126 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album + CD, Enh) Mute, Mute MUTE 9251-2, 724596925126 US 2004 Sell This Version
7243 5 98821 0 9 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album, Copy Prot. + CD, Copy Prot.) Labels 7243 5 98821 0 9 France 2004 Sell This Version
MUSDJ 156-2 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album, Promo) Mute, Mute Corporation MUSDJ 156-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
9251-1, 9251-2 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(2xLP, Album + CD, Album + RE) Mute, Mute, Mute Corporation, Mute Corporation 9251-1, 9251-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
NV902659 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Remixes & B-Sides)(8xFile, FLAC, Album) naïve NV902659 UK & Europe 2014
63920 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Remixes & B-Sides)(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) naïve 63920 UK & Europe 2014
9545-1 M83-2LP M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(2xLP, Album, RE) Mute 9545-1 M83-2LP US 2014 Sell This Version
NV831861, M83-2 LP M83.* Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(2xLP, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) Naïve, Naïve NV831861, M83-2 LP France 2014 Sell This Version
Gooom 025, LOVECD383A, 4 897028 496184 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Love Da Records, Love Da Records, Labels Gooom 025, LOVECD383A, 4 897028 496184 Hong Kong 2014 Sell This Version
NV831811 M83.* Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album, RE) Naïve NV831811 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
9545-2 M83-2CD M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CD, Album, RE) Mute 9545-2 M83-2CD US 2014 Sell This Version
none M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts(CDr, Album, Promo, Pap) Labels none France Unknown Sell This Version

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jonnybexar

jonnybexar

September 6, 2013
referencing Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, CD, Album, Copy Prot., Enh, Gooom 025, GOOOM025, 7243 5831512 7
I first heard this around 2005, "Before the Dawn" had just come out, and i was pretty blown away by M83 at the time. I was doing music that was incredibly similar myself, and was so profoundly impressed by Before... that it practically stopped my project at the time in it's tracks. I immediately scavenged for Gonzales's back catalog and got ahold of Dead Cities... In the long run i have been probably more impressed with Dead cities..than "Before". Before; when the songs hit that mark, they REALLY hit them (Don't save us...,), but when they don't they just tend to drag (can't stop). Dead cities is more consistent of an album, i like all the tracks on it. Not as good production quality, but still a great album. I would have NEVER EVER in a million years thought that Gonzales would have gone on to make the drab, lifeless synthpop he made after "Before". After the 2nd synthpop record i stopped paying attention to what he did anymore. Shame, it felt like he was really on to something, i guess you gotta pay the bills though, ugh. I'm sure the new stuff has a fan base with a entirely different audience, and i am sure he's making more money than he did doing aggressive Shoegaze (can those two words even go together!?), still though, it always stings when you loose a good band to pop, bad pop at that!
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 26, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, CD, Album + CD, Enh, MUTE 9251-2, 724596925126

DEAD CITIES, RED SEAS & LOST GHOSTS rightly put M83 on the map, and it's not difficult to hear why. Their combination of rock power, melodic melancholy and epic grandeur pack the power of an explosion. "Unrecorded," for instance, starts off with a wall of noise, but then trickles out, as if to prove that builds are not the only dynamic force in music. The beautiful "Run Into Flowers" has a powerful thrumming beginning, later echoed by some whispered lyrics. "In Church," as you would expect, has a swelling organ, that's subtly but nonetheless overcome by squalls of electric guitar. The paranoiac "America" is as dense and messy as the country itself. "Be Wild" has a quietly plantative voice in the background that's soon echoed by the melody, while "Cyborg" blends the shoegazing aesthetic to an electronic foreground. The moody strings of "Gone" slowly crescendo into a small epiphany of sound. "Beauties Can Die," however, achieves its fullness of sound immediately at the beginning and fades to a single note. On the bonus disc, "God of Thunder" pushes things into a dance tempo, while Cyann & Ben put a folksy, harmonic spin on "In Church." Finally, "Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts" drifts in an ambient haze for over half of its 17 minutes before it growls into life, bursting with synth arpeggios. A truly memoriable achievement.
madcow

madcow

January 31, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, CD, Album, Copy Prot., Enh, Gooom 025, GOOOM025, 7243 5831512 7

I normally don't listen to albums just because they get a lot of hype and comparison to bands which I like (like My Bloody Valentine), but I thought I'd give it a listen anyway. Just sounded like Pink Floyd that was purely digitized and repackaged as something new and uplifting. It kinda suits the zeitgeist quite well, and I can see why it has such an appeal to mainstream listeners, but I had to turn it off and delete it from my hard drive personally, because I couldn't stand the thought that this is the future influence of bands seminal lo-fi bands like My Bloody Valentine or Ride. A different cup of tea, but seemingly popular with a lot of acclaim. If you like the grand and epic pretensions of bands like Smashing Pumpkins then this is for you. If you prefer the quaint, dirty, and reclusive sound of My Bloody Valentine or Ride, then listen to those other bands instead.
stewwwwwaaarrrt

stewwwwwaaarrrt

April 30, 2004
referencing Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, CD, Album, Copy Prot., Enh, Gooom 025, GOOOM025, 7243 5831512 7

Sort of like the second coming of "Loveless"...imagine My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive beating each other to death
with sharpened fragments of broken analog synths, granular waveforms and
old shortwave radio transmissions...a steel cage match of walls of layered
noise and enormous, sweeping grandeur. Intense, beautiful and horrifying all at the same time. Play VERY VERY LOUD.
bell-end

bell-end

April 26, 2004
referencing Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, 2xLP, Album, Gooom 025LP, 7243 5 83151 1 0
Be prepared for full-on phasers,synths and melody.That in mind this is an awesome lp which serves as a refreshing change from the increasingly abstract trends of ambient / electronica.The track 'run into flowers' is for me the best of the lot,just superb.
frankwark

frankwark

April 26, 2004
referencing Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, CD, Album, Copy Prot., Enh, Gooom 025, GOOOM025, 7243 5831512 7
I'd say that M83 is in the same vein as Ulrich Schnauss (A Stangely Isolated place more than Far Away Trains Passing). Mainly electronic music - upbeat/uplifting in feeling. I've read reviewers dropping these guys into the shoegazer category and I can't say I disagree with them. I've alos read comparisons to groups like Mogwai because of the "epic" and building way the songs develop - can't say I disagree with this either. There are also some progressive rock references, but I wouldn't consider them to be dominant. This a really good album, but hard to find where in North America (you'll probably have to order it).
Kobbe

Kobbe

March 9, 2004
referencing Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, 2xLP, Album, Gooom 025LP, 7243 5 83151 1 0
My first thought of M83 was: Whew, this sounds just like My Bloody Valentine, but with a electronic edge and conception of music. Amazing and promising debut!
panik

panik

December 4, 2003
referencing Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, 2xLP, Album, Gooom 025LP, 7243 5 83151 1 0

A great mix of Air (but less immaculate pop, and more electro), Rob and things that don't exist yet. Their songs are sometimes on and over the edge of bombastic, often stringent, filled with disturbing samples, swollen keyboards ('In Church' almost sounds like it's name implies) and frail drifting vocals.
But melody keeps the upper hand, electronically faceted, sounding half warm, half cold.