Actually based in Los Angeles, this band was originally a duo formed in Antibes, France in 2001, when Anthony Gonzalez recruited Nicolas Fromageau to “help me because I didn’t feel like I had the shoulders to carry the project on my own”. After of the release of the second album, Fromageau left the band and since then, the band was lead by González, and have released in total seven albums and two soundtracks.
After “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”, M83 started to record soundtracks for movies: “Oblivion” (released in April 2013) and “You and the Night” (released November 2013). In those movies is notorious the music, cause sometimes the movie lose the attention of the spectator and the music starts to keep our attention.
The influence of the music created for movies is notorious in this new album “Junk,”, where M83 display all their magic by one side electronic with synths as in “Do It, Try It”, where the voices are interesting mixing as in “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” and, by the other hand, in “For the Kids”, where the sound is very similar to the songs in “You and the Night” soundtrack.
Also, is notorious the influence of the sounds of 80s music, in songs as “Sunday Night 1987” and “Bibi the Dog”. Is interesting how two of the most important electronic music groups from France, as Daft Punk in “Random Access Memories” and M83 in “Junk”, have return to use several sounds of 80s.
Finally, you can listen our favorites in this links:
Do It, Try It: https://open.spotify.com/track/1dR1jFJ5s4oUnYt1D77Llh
For the Kids: https://open.spotify.com/track/3tRyOuZDT6GsGyCitTfeil
Sunday Night 1987: https://open.spotify.com/track/6mg4CUxYkUnhEfijkycPZV