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Antibes, Nice, France (2001 – present)

M83 is the and music project of the French artist Anthony Gonzalez. He and former member Nicolas Fromageau founded the group in 2001 in Antibes, France. M83’s style owes a lot to the genre, in that there is much emphasis on tonality, extensive use of reverb effects and often softly-spoken lyrics at times submerged in instrumentation. M83 was named after the spiral galaxy “Messier 83”.

M83 has released the following albums: M83 in 2001, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts in 2003, Before the Dawn Heals Us in 2005, Digital Shades Vol. 1 in 2007, Saturdays = Youth in 2008, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming in 2011, Oblivion and You And The Night in 2013.

For the third album released by M83, Before the Dawn Heals Us, Gonzalez decided to part from Fromageau (after an emotionally distressing tour for Dead Cities). Currently Anthony Gonzalez records mainly on his own(Nicolas Fromageau started Team Ghost in 2009), often with the help of his brother Yann Gonzalez, vocalist/keyboardist Morgan Kibby, guitarist/bassist Pierre-Marie Maulini, and drummer Loïc Maurin.

M83 produced the remix of the track “Pioneers” on the British group Bloc Party’s 2005 album Silent Alarm Remixed. M83 also collaborated with other Gooom Disques artists in a collaborative LP, under the name Purple Confusion.


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  • valendrena

    must listen

    Yesterday 6:35pm Reply
  • Michahh

    Any new stuff?

    27 Jul 10:12am Reply
  • Nando1969

    Simple amazing, that "Im sending you away" is not on their top list

    20 Jul 10:14am Reply
  • Oshod

    Одни из любимейших!

    14 Jul 1:49am Reply
  • Doman26

    perfect, whatever makes you sleep better at night about a genre

    4 Jul 6:13pm Reply
  • KuriousBanana

    "The British music press—particularly NME and Melody Maker—named this style "shoegazing" because the musicians in these bands stood still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes. The heavy use of effects pedals also contributed to the image of performers looking down at their feet during concerts."

    29 Jun 8:39pm Reply
  • Thimburd

    Waiting for new album is like waiting for Half Life 3 now.

    25 Jun 3:17pm Reply
  • Max_Serj

    Medicine for my soul

    21 Jun 7:35am Reply
  • Perfecteye18

    @ doman26 Shoegaze did not come from people looking at pedals.. Its a general turn of phrase about thinking heavily. lol just reaching for straws on that one buddy.

    14 Jun 5:53pm Reply
  • vivalacross

    when will new album be?

    14 Jun 8:31am Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    CURTO MUITamente

    2 Jun 9:34pm Reply

    Wish the m83 that made self titled and dead cities red seas lost ghosts was the one that ended up popular.

    29 May 6:30pm Reply
  • Doman26

    you want space travel experience? solar fields blows these guys out of the water for that. Its funny that m83 only became cool to listen to since the last album, personally think its a drop off from their previous albums. Obviously the production value is higher on the latest album though. You can't go wrong with Air, talkie walkie is exceptional. Also depends on the space travel, while they are different, Tycho, Lazerhawk (listen to shoulder of orion), and more rockish is this will destroy you, caspian, explosions in the sky. And of course the original shoe gaze standard, My bloody valentine. It seems people don't understand shoegaze came from the fact that some bands used so many effects they were constantly looking (shoegazing) at their pedals.

    27 May 8:36am Reply
  • Izhorian

    Thank you for creating Outro and Reunion. They hit me right in the deepest of the feels.

    23 May 3:46pm Reply
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  • Onelonelystar

    i feel like saturday=youth will forever remain one of my favorite albums by this artist. sure, dead cities..., but there's just something about saturday=youth that hits it off w/ me more than any of the other material he/the guy that's no longer in m83 made.

    17 May 11:11pm Reply
  • zirwi

    Glory <3

    15 May 7:43pm Reply
  • Zioluza

    not really shoegaze but you can hear the influences for sure.

    13 May 12:51am Reply
  • joszko7

    ... świetna nuta ;-)

    5 May 7:55am Reply
  • Ramon_Mattlov

    I'm lovin it :D

    4 May 3:12pm Reply
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