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|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|
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
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... Read morePublished on April 9 2006
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. Read more
Ta bueno loco eh!
Mira vos.. franceses, que loco. Pensé que solo se dedicaban a los autos. Igual son medios chorros, ya existe Bjork. Read more
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. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Denise Wolf
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. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by djhexane
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. Read more
String theory as applied to music.
Otherworldly, ineffably refreshing.
this cd which i bought from amazon allowed me to play it on my walkman, boom box, computer, etc. This is a very great album Surfing on a Rocket and Run are two of my favorite... Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by C. Johnson
I bought this CD from Amazon and I think the music is
pretty good, that is, if you can play it!
This CD is copy protected. Read more