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M83: The Evolution Of The Band’s Sound

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M83's Anthony Gonzalez chats about the evolution of the band's sound as reflected in his most recent release, the critically acclaimed Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (2011), and how the album's theme of childhood memories relates to the tale of Fleur & Manu's music video trilogy.

He also touches on the band's recent video for "Steve McQueen" and the use of M83's music in film trailers for Cloud Atlas and Curt Morgan's The Art Of Flight.

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At a glance

Cinematic composer.

Name: Anthony Gonzalez
Frequent collaborators: Yann Gonzalez, Morgan Kibby, and Loïc Maurin
Location: Antibes, France
Profession: Musician
Label: Mute
Website: ILoveM83.com
Discography: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (2011), Saturdays = Youth (2008), Digital Shades vol. 1 (2007), Before the Dawn Heals Us (2005), Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (2003), M83 (2001)
Awards and achievements: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming placed 3rd in Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2011; "Midnight City" placed 1st on Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks list of 2011; score for Black Heaven (2010)
Photo Credit: Timothy Saccenti Live photography: Jason Williamson