Originally gaining recognition for their down-tempo cocktail funk of "Modular Mix" and "Casanova 70" on the French SourceLab compilations of 1997, Air released their full-length debut the following year. An incredibly ambitious and successful melange of Serge Gainsbourg by way of Vangelis, Moon Safari is awash in strings, vocoders, analog synths, fluttering electro pulses and soulful backbeats. Everything from the rare groove of "La Femme D'Argent" to the Euro-pop of "Kelly, Watch the Stars!" is vaguely familiar, but never so successfully arranged until this point. Live, they are prone to wearing white jumpsuits while strategically placed fans blow wind through their hair, and there is no shortage of body-popping electro-funk. In the end, you are left with perfect road trip music -- assuming you're driving to the moon.
Air Concert Films
Eating Sleeping Waiting and Playing
Runtime: 1 hrFrench jazz/pop/electronica duo Air has become one of the most innovative acts in contemporary music since the release of their debut album in 1998. Directed by Mike Mills, this documentary follows the band members Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel during tour stops in New York, London, and Paris.