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.
Air Top Tracks
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minInterstella 5555 is the animated musical based on Daft Punk's landmark album Discovery, which sold over 3.2 million worldwide. This film is the continuation of Daft Punk's video collaboration with the world famous Leiji Matsumoto, considered the living god of Japanese animation. It includes the songs "One More Time", "Harder Better Faster Stronger," "Aerodynamic", and "Digital Love".
Live in Sydney
Runtime: 1 hr 20 minUNKLE: the production collective that defies definition with its blend of electronic, hip-hop, dance and rock music. UNKLE albums have featured collaborations with vocalists such as Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Richard Ashcroft (The Verve), Ian Brown (The Stone Roses), Ian Astbury (The Cult), Mike D. (The Beastie Boys) and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age).