Anthony Gonzalez’s double album opus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, will be released next week. Early peeks “Midnight City” and “Intro” featuring Zola Jesus have generated substantial buzz. Now it’s finally time to see if M83‘s sixth album expounds upon the promise of Saturday = Youth and lives up to the hype.
At first blush, it seems there are plenty of interludes and filler that could have been culled to bring it down to a single album. But then, that’s not really the point. Gonzalez has pushed his epic tendencies completely over the top — creating and sustaining a mood that only he is capable of.
Stream the album here in advance of the release and see if you admire his ambition: