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Moon Safari Import


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  • Audio CD (Jan. 27 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B000003S5H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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

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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 --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vish Iyer on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marie on June 30 2004
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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Format: Audio CD
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 confirmed:
1. This is among the best ambient music CD's of our time; and
2. I'd been listening to this CD for years.
As it turns out, the owner of a local lounge (Blue Agave in Santa Barbara CA.) has had it on rotation for the last few years. I'd been intoxicated (literally and figuratively) to (and by) this music for quite some time now standing outside on their little patio, drinking, smoking, carousing...
I usually like to call out certain songs on CD's I review as noteworthy. I won't in this case however because every track is excellent. They did a wonderful job stitching their arrangement too, each track, while different, blend seemlessly into each other.
Unlike allot of ambient music, this CD will chill you out, lift your mood, but won't put you to sleep. I'm sure this was by design....a noteworthy accomplishment in that unlike the equivalent to musical smelling salt, whenever a faster paced track comes on, it doesn't offend with overly loud or obnoxious beats.
If you love this album, consider trying a few other similar artists. The first one that leaps to mind is Zero 7. Their new album "When it Falls" is a brilliant and similar comparable. Another wonderful new talent is Solar House, they have a newer CD called "Magic of the City" that is a bit more upbeat, but still very seductive and ambiance friendly...
Hope this was helpful.
Enjoy.
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Format: Audio CD
I could lecture for hours probably about how electronica has changed between 1998, when this cd was made, and now, 2003, when this review was written. A lot's happened. In short, a genre that spent 30 years putting together a foundation and less than five years in becoming an actual mainstream area. Electronica is a genre obsessed with the divides between mainstream and underground, and in the past of couple of years, the music has taken a turn in many directions, mainly towards experimentation or pop music. That's the musical history lesson for today.
Moon Safari was released, as I said, before all of this happened. Now, it sounds incredibly mainstream (I hate the terms mainstream and underground, because good music is good music, but its hard to find other way to explain the two), but then it was kind of experimental. At the time, however, a group like Air could put out a cd like Moon Safari, which is accurately described as having a certain bubble gum quality, and gain respect, not insults, from all people enamored with the genre.
Every track on this cd is incredibly good. At the end, you hear hints of The Virgin Suicides Score, and 10,000 ghz legend. At the beginning, you're reminded of Premiers Symptomes, the first Air album. It fits right in with their artistic history.
Favorite tracks (in the order they appear on cd):
La Femme D'Argent
Kelly Watch the Stars
TALISMAN
Remember
Ce Matin-La
If you want to hear some good music, buy this album. And if you don't like it, either because it's not mainstream enough, or because it's too mainstream, at least you heard it, and if you can't get props from others on it, as in "hey, you own moon safari, you dog you", you can always sell it to a used cd shop, where it will undoubtedly go quick.
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