M83, the brainchild of French synth magician Anthony Gonzalez, is on a roll: it seems that every album he releases is blessed with terms like “cinematic,” “epic,” “monumental,” and, of course, “best new music.” On the merits of his sprawling and fantastic most recent opus, the double-LP Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, Gonzalez reentered the limelight as a Los Angeles resident and somewhat reluctant superstar. This past weekend he and his band tore up Auditorium Shores, so we decided we should have a chat with the man about his online request for a new band member, the death of the CD, and not remembering his dreams.

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