M83 is the electronic
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 shoegaze
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".