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Moon Safari


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   La Femme D'Argent    
  2   Sexy Boy   MP3 sample
  3   All I Need    
  4   Kelly Watch The Stars   MP3 sample
  5   Talisman    
  6   Remember   MP3 sample
  7   You Make It Easy    
  8   Ce Matin La   MP3 sample
  9   New Star In The Sky    
  10   Le Voyage De Penelope   MP3 sample


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Certainly one of the best albums of 1998, Air's debut LP is a masterpiece of mood and atmosphere, full of pretty pop melody, yet not without its melanholic side. Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel were friends with a love of keyboards, Kraftwerk and the Beatles, and started gigging together in various French groups before deciding on the vision which would become Air. Their early material under the new moniker was simple but effective, with a mixture of electronic ambience and acoustic playing resulting in the 'Premier Symptones' mini album, it was an sublime effort that caught the ear of the more discerning listener and was caught up in the new French movement that included Motorbass and Laurent Garnier's F Communication imprint. Yet Air were becoming more and more interested in the world of pop, and its almost limitless oppurtunities, with 'Moon Safari' becoming the result of that new focus. The Moog-groove of "Sexy Boy" begins one of the most beautiful sequences on any album, with the Beth Hirsch sung "All I Need" followed by the stunning slice of psychedelica "Kelly Watch The Stars" - they are all near perfect explorations of that thing called pop, whimsical and pretty, yet honest and blissful, its the sound of Air that has created so many pretenders to their throne - would their be Zero 7 or Kings Of Convenience without these songs? Much of the rest of the album allows the duo to indulge their passion for all things analogue, the touching "Talisman" and closing "Le Voyage De Penelope" feature wurlitzer, rhodes & clavinet, creating a fusion of electronica and folk that works effortlessly, adding another dimension to the album. 'Moon Safari' almost created a genre to itself, and many imitators have tried but failed to better its brilliance, yet even Air themselves have struggled to come up with another classic like it, and it will no doubt continue to inspire and intoxicate listeners for a long time to come. Recommended.

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Artist: Air
Album: Moon Safari
Cat #: 8449782
Date: 28/11/2000
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Source
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 days
Genres: Dance , Pop , Rock
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