Laurent Girard (born in 1975) is a musician known as Melodium from Angers, France. In 1999 Laurent contacted the label Tugboat to ask for a CD of one of their bands, Isan. While doing so, Laurent sent some of his own compositions. He received a kind reply from Glen Johnson, telling him to send him more tracks. Glen later sent the tape to a friend label, Static Caravan, who released Laurent's 7" called "Rhythmil". During the same year Laurent bought a computer to make it easier to create sounds.