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Moon Safari [Import]

Air Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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Moon Safari, the first album proper by this pair of middle-class Frenchmen, easily survives unscathed from its billing as that most deadly of sub-genres: dinner party music. True, Moon Safari, with its blatant bliss-provoking easy listening chimes, sits well beside Everything But the Girl's Walking Wounded or Portishead's Dummy, but the album is steeped in too much musical verve and gallic humour to become as dull as Chardonnay. "Sexy Boy", the first single, is a rock-out slab of electronica about a toy monkey, for instance--hardly the thing to discuss in polite society. This album's highs come with their two marriages with the contributing vocals of American Beth Hirsch. "All I Need" and "You Make It Easy" are shockingly successful, with Hirsch bringing gravitas and sincerity, flagging the album with strong emotional pointers in the midst of their musical adventures. If you didn't know, you'd think her words were sampled from a lost jazz classic--that's how good this record sounds. --Charlie Porter

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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! June 30 2004
By Marie
Format:Audio CD
Moon Safari is simply amazing! I bought this CD about one year ago, and it is still one of my favorites. It's the type of album you can put on repeat, and never get tired of it. Air's "Moon Safari" offers an eclectic mix of songs that are completely different from one another, but flow well nicely from track to track. Listen to it just for the sake of listening to it, play it at a party - this is versatile. My friends gave it a listen, and they (all with many different musical tastes, might I add) all loved it. "Moon Safari" remains classic and modern at the same time. Completely mellow, with substance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SENSUOUS AND DRUNK Oct. 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
The 1990s was a decade, which saw a good deal of 'creative' ramifications of conventional dance-music. With weirder manifestations of disco-music, like 'electronica' and 'trip-hop', this popular and most liked genre of music (especially its newer forms) has found a place in the underground music scene. Not sticking to conventionalities, non-conformist underground pop/dance bands, the likes of MASSIVE ATTACK, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, PRODIGY, etc., have revealed or have given birth to this really evil doppelganger of popular dance-music, which has made this music bury its head in the ground with shame.
With dance-music gaining unconventional facets, AIR too, like its confreres, has touched up dance with its own unique style, adding a rather laid-back and drunk countenance to dance, which is radically uncharacteristic of this form of music. "MOON SAFARI" doesn't fit quite well under the rubric of any of the ramifications of contemporary dance music. It is laidback, it has a lot of retro psychedelic elements fused in the tipsy and drowsy atmosphere of its songs; the album is drastically different. It is interestingly groggy, painfully slow, and maddeningly addictive.
The album is like one of those bars, which you love to visit every night, get shamelessly drunk, and have the worst hangover the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that, and so on: It is as if you want to visit the bar again and again, just to enjoy the messed up state of your head during the hangover.
The album begins with the very sensual "La Femme D' Argent": the first seven-odd minutes of the album, which tickles you at just the right spots, and you are at your sensuous best; and this is just the beginning!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moon Safari July 1 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Mandatory listening for anyone who appreciates music but I'd be surprised if those same people hadn't heard it already. Such a great record.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Electronica May 14 2014
By Jon G
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
I've always loved this album. The record is not 180 grams but sounds really good anyway. A must for late night listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Analogue Air Oct. 31 2013
Format:Audio CD
France is not really known for its classic rock and pop output. I think it has something to do with the French sensibility and penchant for cabaret, Edith Piaf, and melancholy accordion. (There was an artist in the '70s called Plastic Bertrand who had a sizable hit with the irritating Ca Plane Pour Moi. It was sung in French so we naturally assumed he was French. Turns out he was Belgian; no matter, this put a lot of us off "French" pop for good). It may be that the language is just not suited to rock and pop like English and German is, but that belies the fact that Quebec has had its fair share of good rock and pop groups. At any rate I wasn't aware of any memorable French bands, so that was my (probably naïve) position - until these guys came along. I first heard this album in '98 during dinner at a restaurant in old Quebec City (they tend to play some good stuff in that fair Canadian province). Enquiring of the waiter as to who it was I was duly given the cd cover to look at. I promptly went out and bought the cd the very next day.
So what's so good about it? A return to analogue synthesis for a start. You notice it immediately, as I noticed it even through the chatter in that restaurant. There's none of that digital clinicality so prevalent through most of the '80s and 90s, but a real warmth that is associated with analogue VCOs and circuitry. Yes, these guys went back to turning pots and patching cords, and it shows. (Note: old '70s/early '80s analogue synths and beat boxes were fetching quite the sum through the '90s by people wanting that classic "sound." In the last 5 or 10 years, there has been a resurgence in analogue and there are many options out there - usually with more stable circuitry than they had back in the day!).
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5.0 out of 5 stars ISO more like this! June 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is my first ambient/techno music cd. I'd heard 'All I Need' on satellite several years ago and was hooked right away, but never bothered to look up the cd until now. I love the instrumental - especially the first track. Wish I could find more of the same - I'm not into the trip-hop side of this genre I'm finding so any recommendations greatly appreciated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic! May 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
Five Stars. Must Own. 'Nuff Said. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GET IT NOW!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forever On My Playlist May 1 2004
By Jeffrey
Format:Audio CD
Thursday, April 29, 2004 found me at Paramount Theatre in Seattle to experience Air live. It was a truly emotional experience to see the people who changed the way I thought about music. It was nearly five years ago when I first heard "Moon Safari." Nearly five years later I still am listening to it on a regular basis.
With "Moon Safari," Air has managed to produce an album that is modern with countless references to the past. There are many references to Jazz and Rock, but they never overshadow the ultra mellow electronic aspect. This album is perfect for anything from 'background socialization' music to 'do nothing but listen to music' music.
One listen will tell anyone why this (as of today) is ranked 441 on Amazon.com's sales list (out of severl hundred thousand). Air's critical acclaim across many countries is evidence that they produce music that is something special to humankind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of 1998
I remember this was like the album of the year in 1998. Everyone was playing it nonstop. I was at a new year's eve party at the end of 1998 and someone put this album on and it was... Read more
Published on June 15 2004 by alexander laurence
2.0 out of 5 stars A Mediocre Attempt at Musical Metaphysics.
Air's sixth record, Moon Safari (1998), is an illustration of what would happen if you locked Jewel in a lounge with only a synthesizer and fifty ecstasy tablets for a month--that... Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by Nobody!
2.0 out of 5 stars Great album? Not even close....
First off, I bought this after purchasing many chillout discs. In total, I own over 500 CD's. I listen to a lot of music and I am very selective. Read more
Published on June 2 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite ambient music albums of all time.
I heard a bunch of wonderful things about Air through the musical grapevine and in reviews such as this one, it wasn't until I bought the CD and listened that two things were... Read more
Published on April 18 2004 by Christian Hunter
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
I first heard "La Femme D'Argent" while in a hostel bar in Vienna. Then again in Amsterdam in a coffee shop. Read more
Published on April 17 2004 by paul
3.0 out of 5 stars Busting out with 70's Moogy synth rifs
Fun, if a bit goofy and heavy on the Moog synthesizer sound reminisent of the 70's. Talkie Walkie seems more sophisticated, with tastier basslines.
Published on April 13 2004 by David O. Shantz
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