Naïve (2014) EU
M83 was formed as a musical vehicle by French electronic/dream pop artist Anthony Gonzalez in 2001. Gonzalez has released six albums under the M83 moniker to date, including the Grammy-nominated album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming in 2011. He has also provided material for the soundtracks to the two 2013 films Oblivion and You and the Night.
Recorded in 2000, M83 introduces the group as its original two-piece consisting of Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, the latter of which left the group following the recording of second album, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts in 2002.
Co-produced by Morgan Daguenet, the largely instrumental album is interspersed with film and television dialogue samples throughout and foreshadowing Gonzalez's subsequent soundtrack work, M83 also follows a conceptual narrative with the album's 14-tracks telling a short story when read sequentially.