Moon Safari

Moon Safari

by Air


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In 1998, an unlikely locale, France, became a hot spot for new and exciting DJ-oriented projects. Unlike Dimitri From Paris and Daft Punk, who play on kitsch and whimsy, Nicolas Goldin and Jean Benoit Dunckel bring a bit more musical savvy to create music that is deliberately light but not frivolous. The infectious, driving bass of "Sexy Boy" is reminiscent of Station to Station-era Bowie, while "La Femme D'Argent" recalls Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain. Two of Air's best tracks -- "All I Need" and "You Make It Easy" -- feature the lean, affecting vocals of Beth Hirsch. For the most part, the music on Moon Safari glides into and out of the forefront with beguiling ease; if funk can actually be insinuating, then cite this as the example.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/17/2003
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0724384497828
catalogNumber: 844978
Rank: 21223

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Air   Primary Artist
Marlon   Drums
Stephane "Alf" Briat   Hand Clapping
Jean-Benoît Dunckel   Organ,Piano,Glockenspiel,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Hand Clapping,Chant,Syrinx,Mellotron,Korg,Vocoder,solina,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Nicolas Godin   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Drums,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Moog Synthesizer,Hand Clapping,Syrinx,Korg,Shaker,Vocoder,solina,Talk Box,Wurlitzer,Mini Moog
Beth Hirsch   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Chant,Track Performer,Choeurs
Caroline L.   Hand Clapping
P. Woodcock   Acoustic Guitar,Tuba
Eric Regert   Organ

Technical Credits

Peter Cobbin   Arranger,Engineer
David Whitaker   Arranger,Director,Orchestral Arrangements,Direction,Orchestra Director
Stephane "Alf" Briat   Engineer
Jean-Benoît Dunckel   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Nicolas Godin   Composer,Producer,Engineer

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Moon Safari 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ShawnSorensen43 More than 1 year ago
This might be in my Top 20 all time favorites. Playful, lush and profound, this CD has its own sound, it's own language, and is filled with great singing yet some terrific instumentals, including the long lead-off song (which couldn't be long enough). It's one of those disks where every song seems to be a classic.
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