M83: Dead Cities, Red Seas And Lost Ghosts LP
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.
Co-produced with Nicolas Barlet and Morgan Daguenet, 2003's Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts is M83's second full-length effort following the release of their self-titled 2001 debut and the last helmed by the original duo of Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, the latter leaving the group soon after the album's recording.
Dead Cities is a complex yet accessible release thanks to its melodic effectiveness and more assertive sound without foregoing M83's exceptional sense of melody or losing their ability to communicate sound in a fresh new way. M83 raises the bar here while remaining in complete control of their technical tools, brilliantly creating timeless melodies with universal emotions. Key tracks include, “Run Into Flowers,” “America” and “Unrecorded.”