by Ari Stein in New Music on Sunday 30 March 2008

Brilliance can be handed down in many ways — through your voice, your hands, your mind. One individual that possesses it in many ways is young French musician, M83. His new album, Saturday=Youth, released on April 4th, has the makings of a 2008 classic. It will take you on a deep journey into a sentimental and nostalgic land, as M83 describes himself: “this is the most explicit celebration yet of how it feels to be dazed, confused and 15 years old”. Haunting melodies filled with overtones of Kate Bush, Human League and Boards Of Canada. M83 has consistently delivered over his last few albums, but he seems to get better and better. I love the fact that there is always an element of surprise with his music.