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Air

Discussion in 'music' started by richgilb, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. richgilb

    richgilb pfm Member

    Just revisiting the late 90s early noughties electronic /ambient stuff that I always liked.

    Any fans here? I have Moon safari and Talkie Walkie but know nothing about the rest. Some of the albums seem quite poor but so far The Virgin Suicides is coming in as a pretty good third best.

    I was not really in touch back then living in Thailand. Did I miss any less well-known other acts?
     
  2. Euan

    Euan pfm Member

    The Virgin Suicides is excellent. I can take or leave the rest.
     
  3. waxkinglyrical

    waxkinglyrical pfm Member

    The first recording, Premiers Symptomes is also very good.
     
  4. killie99

    killie99 pfm Member

    Premiers/Moon by far the best 2 albums but 10000HZ Legend is pretty good also.
     
  5. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat pfm Member

    Premiers Symptomes is decent too..
     
  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Moon Safari is the high water mark by a mile, a superb album, though well worth having Premiers Symtomes and Virgin Suicides too. It is well worth considering Charlotte Gainsbourg’s 5:55 to be an Air album too. It may well be the next best after the ones I mention.
     
  7. richgilb

    richgilb pfm Member

    Cheers, never knew that one.
     
  8. richgilb

    richgilb pfm Member

    Listening now....
     
  9. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    Have them all and they all offer some great music.
     
  10. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    10'000 Hz Legend is my favourite. Gets regular plays here.
     
  11. SteveB

    SteveB Wir sind schaufensterpuppen

    Saw them play live about 10 years ago and they were great. Some of it may come across a bit wishy-washy on album but in concert it really rocked.
     
  12. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    10 000 hz is a real grower, hang in there and don’t write off any of the tracks, gets better and better the more plays you do, a brilliant album.
     
  13. trick cyclist

    trick cyclist pfm Member

    ^^^Definitely this, though I have and enjoy them all. Their earlier work has more edge.
     
  14. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat pfm Member


    have ordered that album.. :)

    there's also Beth Hirsch's debut album... her follow up isn't as good tho..she was on Moon Safari..

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Days...F8&qid=1508831578&sr=1-4&keywords=beth+hirsch
     
  15. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Linn Lad

    Yes, we saw them a couple of times and the slighter, quieter tracks do get a nice ‘beefing up’ live.

    Mick
     
  16. Sich

    Sich Active Member

    This.

    Never get tired of this album; the production is immense.
     
  17. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Just got a copy of Moon Safari in the local charity shop, I already own it but a 2nd copy in the car will be handy.
     
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    I have Moon Safari and the Virgin Suicides.

    Moon Safari is a great album but for a while 'La femme d'argent' was on every TV programme being made and put me off it for a long time - it's probably due a replay.

    This is worth getting too:

    [youtube]OEZkHZ5o6_I[/youtube]
     
  19. JD68

    JD68 Active Member

    Nicolas Godin released his solo album Contrepoint last year which is well worth a listen.
     
  20. Chalkstorm

    Chalkstorm pfm Member

    10,000 hz for me is the high point. The remix album Everybody Hertz is worth tracking down too. they got some bad press for the album at the time and seems they went back to the more sugary moon safari stuff, shame.

    10,000 hz is some of the best vinyl i own too, one i always use to test out new bits of kit.
     

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