RECORDING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: M83 On … Kinski and Herzog, Driving Through the Desert & Discovering Sex, Drugs and Music

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Recording Under the Influence is a recurring self-titled feature where we ask artists to ignore their musical inspirations for a minute and share what really went into the making of a particular record. In the following excerpt from our latest issue, M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez shares the personal stories behind his stunning new double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, from watching Klaus Kinski go mad to the admittedly cliched musings that went with his recent move to California.

And then there’s the part where the singer/multi-instrumentalist explains how he went from “being a good boy” who played soccer to a curious consumer of sex, drugs and music…