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Talkie Walkie [Import]

Air Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
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5. Mike Mills
6. Surfin' On A Rocket
7. Another Day
8. Alpha Beta Gaga
9. Biological
10. Alone In Kyoto

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Talkie Walkie comes five years after their landmark Moon Safari and Parisian mood-enhancers Air are back doing what they do best. Famously shy of ever repeating themselves, JB Dunckel and Nicolas Godin have filled in the years with the poorly received follow-up, 10,000hz Legend (even they think it strange), and an eerily effective soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's Virgin Suicides. Nice enough in their own niche way, but a far cry from what people actually wanted.

Happily, Talkie Walkie reunites us with the Air that we love: two hopelessly indulgent romantics with an ear in the past and an eye on the future. It's meltingly good stuff--a collection of cool, cosmic pop songs that dispense with notions of time and space, wallowing instead on a cloud of poignant psychedelia. With vocal duties this time taken by the boys themselves, and gorgeously fragile strings courtesy of Serge Gainsbourg collaborator, Michel Colombier, they get off to a good start. Perhaps the introduction of an outside producer, in this case Radiohead's Nigel Godrich, has forced such beautifully measured focus? Whatever, touchy-feely epics such as the heavenly "Cherry Blossom Girl" sit well next to electronic masterpieces such as "Ran", whose enveloping tracked vocals recall the 10cc classic "I'm Not in Love". --Paul Tierney

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3.0 out of 5 stars 21. 99 only to hear surfing on a rocket April 9 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I LOVE SURFING ON A ROCKET! EXCELLENT EXCELLENT SONG. Venus/Univeral Traveler/Surfing on a rocket/Alpha Beta Gaga are the only songs likeable and everything else is not worth listening to over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Dreamlike. March 4 2005
Format:Audio CD
I heard a song on the radio that I liked, and I thought the announcer said it was called "Air" by Mike Mills. When I went online to buy it, I discovered the SONG was "Mike Mills" by a group called Air, who turned out to be two French guys who record in Paris, but sing in French-accented English.
When I started listening to it, I fully expected that the only track I would like would be the one I had heard on the radio (which is what usually happens!) -- but imagine my delight in discovering that, not only is the whole recording a treasure, but there are several songs on it I had heard before and loved but hadn't known who the artist was.
There's the odd song like "Cruising on a Rocket" that is up-tempo, but most of the tracks are beautifully hypnotic. Their gentle voices combine with the floating, ethereal melodies to create an effect that is incredibly soothing and peaceful. After a stressful day, I just put it on, and tracks like "Cherry Blossom Girl" and "Universal Traveller" make all the cares of the world melt away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Make-out music July 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
The music is so romantic, melodious and sweet.
Coming from someone who listens to hardcore, I know I probably don't know that much about Electronic music.
But I found this to top most CDs I have ever purchased.
(Lose your virginity listening to this CD)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Crítica que acaricia lo aspero... July 14 2004
By Tecla
Format:Audio CD
Ta bueno loco eh!
Mira vos.. franceses, que loco. Pensé que solo se dedicaban a los autos. Igual son medios chorros, ya existe Bjork.
Acá en La Plata está fresco, un saludo a todos, especialmente para vos Ricky.
El Tecla
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ongaku Kerie (Beautiful Music) July 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
I was loaned this album while at the Gojo Guest House in Kyoto. I listend to it all day while I wallked about town. It was pure magic. The perfect touch to the melencholy beauty of Japan on a rainy day. This album is amazing. It holds a special place in my heart, helping me to recall the misty(sic) streets of Kyoto.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Yew July 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite Air album right now. Don't compare it to Moon Safari. They're really dissimilar. But they are both really good. This is like soft electro-synth-pop. And has some really catchy tracks. Very good, if you like music. Get this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing. July 3 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
First off. I'm listening to this CD right now on my computer. So the poster below isn't entirely correct...
I first heard Air on the Lost in Translation soundtrack. Alone In kyoto was such an amazing song that I ordered this CD and Moon Safari, and I'm definately not dissapointed.
Standout tracks:
Venus, Cherry Blossom Girl, run, Another Day, Alpha Beta Gaga and Alone in Kyoto.
That's 6 excellent songs, a true rarity when buying a CD these days. I can't tell you the number of times I've bought a CD and there were only 1-2 listenable songs. So sad.
As far as comparisons to other artists today, I've heard them contrasted with zero7, but I think they are much more original and better songwriters by far. Hell their lirics are pretty basic and non sensicial, it's the complex melodies that distinguish Air above their apparently tone deaf competition.
I hope they keep putting out CDs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars fluff... yet good June 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
I will start of by letting you know that "synth pop" (or whatever you would classify Air as) is not my normal thing. Normally, even one of those two words would be enough to make me run away screaming, but something about this album caught a hold of me and refused to let go.
A friend of mine kept playing this when I was around and like some sort of disease, it just ate into me somehow! Consider yourself warned.
The songs are catchy and happy, and yet they still manage to invoke an introspective feeling that most "pop" doesn't. This quality makes it great background music, or music to just chill out to. Put this on at a party and people will notice it.
In particular, the strech of songs from 'Mike Mills' (probably my favorite song) onward really stand out. The songs flow and complement each other helping to create an overall ambiance that maybe you wouldn't expect from this sort of music. One of the album's biggest strengths comes from it's simple diversity. Air use a number of different instruments / electronic sounds in a number of different ways. I'm pretty sure I even heard a banjo in there somewhere, and I think we can all agree that banjo's are pretty damn cool.
Yes this ablum is "fluff". The lyrics will not stimulate deep conversations and the music isn't complex, but sometimes all you need is fluff.
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