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Most recent release, Twentyears (compilation of selected and rare tracks, 2016); most recent release of all-new music, Music for Museum (2014)
I stumbled across a French duo called Air that reminded me a bit of Stereolab, but with some interesting twists...
Recommended first album:
Moon Safari is the only one that had much impact on ecto
Recommended for electronica fans
Jean-Benoît Dunkel—keyboards, synths, organ, vocals, piano, pan pipes, hand claps, glockenspiel
Beth Hirsch—vocals (2 tracks
not to be confused with Air Miami which i initially did with all the press Air was getting. quite good actually, one of the few CDs i think that actually lived up to the HYPE. smooth swanky kinda stereolab-ish but more pop song structured. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2000—The Virgin Suicides
Jean-Benoît Dunkel, Nicolas Godin
Hugo Ferran—saxophone (1)
Air is still working on the follow-up to their wonderful Moon Safari album, in the meantime this mostly instrumental soundtrack for the Sophia Coppolla film should tide fans over. Really moody, sexy and dark. Darker than previous work, I suggest Moon Safari first, then this since the two are pretty different. (email@example.com)
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