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Moon Safari (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
A 3-disc Deluxe Edition of Air's seminal 1998 debut album "Moon Safari", packaged in a case bound book DVD size. Second audio disc features rarities, remixes (Beck, Moog Cookbook) and key songs from radio sessions recorded... more »
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A 3-disc Deluxe Edition of Air's seminal 1998 debut album "Moon Safari", packaged in a case bound book DVD size. Second audio disc features rarities, remixes (Beck, Moog Cookbook) and key songs from radio sessions recorded during 1998. DVD component is the hour-long Mike Mills documentary "Eating, Sleeping Waiting and Playing" filmed in New York, London and Paris during Air's first tour.
One of my favorite ambient music albums of all time.
Christian Hunter | Austin, TX and Santa Barbara, CA, | 04/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard a bunch of wonderful things about Air through the musical grapevine and in reviews such as this one, it wasn't until I bought the CD and listened that two things were confirmed:1. This is among the best ambient music CD's of our time; and 2. I'd been listening to this CD for years.As it turns out, the owner of a local lounge (Blue Agave in Santa Barbara CA.) has had it on rotation for the last few years. I'd been intoxicated (literally and figuratively) to (and by) this music for quite some time now standing outside on their little patio, drinking, smoking, carousing...I usually like to call out certain songs on CD's I review as noteworthy. I won't in this case however because every track is excellent. They did a wonderful job stitching their arrangement too, each track, while different, blend seemlessly into each other.Unlike allot of ambient music, this CD will chill you out, lift your mood, but won't put you to sleep. I'm sure this was by design....a noteworthy accomplishment in that unlike the equivalent to musical smelling salt, whenever a faster paced track comes on, it doesn't offend with overly loud or obnoxious beats.If you love this album, consider trying a few other similar artists. The first one that leaps to mind is Zero 7. Their new album "When it Falls" is a brilliant and similar comparable. Another wonderful new talent is Solar House, they have a newer CD called "Magic of the City" that is a bit more upbeat, but still very seductive and ambiance friendly...Hope this was helpful.Enjoy."
David Rapavi | Laurel, MD USA | 05/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not to go over board with this, but in my opinion, Air's Moon Safari is, hands down, the best electronic album made to date. Jean-Benoit Dunkel and Nicholas Godin, the french duo that makes up Air created a sonic masterpiece that captured a style and atmosphere there transcends time and place. This album has stayed as fresh sounding and vibrant as the day it came out; and this is quite a feat in a genre where most music sounds dated within 6 months. This is not cheesy kid's electronica - these compositions will embrace you like a warm summer day and move your soul."
riverwide | 02/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like a lot of other people, I dismissed Air initally until I eventually decided to buy the album based on that fact that I could not get "Kelly Watch The Stars" out of my head! Little did I know that I would totally fall in love with "Moon Safari". It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. Perfect for listening to if you need to "chill out". I really mean that! This album could be prescribed as an anti-depressant. Unlike other dance music, Air use real instruments in their work and it gives the music a soul and personality. Most importantly though, Air have placed the emphasis on writing gorgeous melodies, so whether it's an instrumental track, or one of the tracks sung(beautifully) by Beth Hirsch, it will eventually work it's way into your head where it stays! My personal favourite on this album is "Remember", but other highlights include "La Femme d'Argent", "All I Need" and of course, "Kelly Watch The Stars". It may not be an "instant" album, but I can pretty much guarantee satisfaction after a few listens."