M83 is the debut studio album by French electropop band M83, released on April 18, 2001 on Gooom. The album was reissued on September 6, 2005 on Mute Records for its North American release, and is thus sometimes referred to as 0905.
Recorded as a duo by founding members, Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, the album was recorded at Echotone, in the Autumn of 2000, with co-producer Morgan Daguenet. The track "Slowly", included on the album's 2005 reissue, was recorded two years later at the same location.
The first few seconds of "Violet Tree" features a sample of audio from episode two of Serial Experiments Lain. A few seconds of opening dialogue from the same episode can be heard at the beginning of "Caresses".