|2. Cherry Blossom Girl|
|4. Universal Traveler|
|5. Mike Mills|
|6. Surfin' On A Rocket|
|7. Another Day|
|8. Alpha Beta Gaga|
|10. Alone In Kyoto|
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
This CD is copy protected. It didn't play on my computer
and I had to the use paper clip to manually force the
CD out of the computer drive. I didn't play on my boom
I listen to almost all my CD's on my MP3 player. I'm
not a pirate, I pay for everything I listen to but I
refuse to let the record companies dictate how I will
listen to my music
Don't support copy protection by buying this CD!
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.
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.
Otherworldly, ineffably refreshing.